NDIIIPP Special Event: Ian MacKaye - 2013 - LibraryOfCongress Video Description: Groundbreaking singer, songwriter and guitarist Ian MacKaye spoke at the
Library of Congress on personal digital archiving and the need to
educate creators and users in ways to steward our digital cultural
Speaker Biography: As both performer and producer,
MacKaye has documented music coming out of the Washington, D.C.
underground for the past 30 years. MacKaye founded Dischord Records as a
teenager in 1980 with partner Jeff Nelson. Their original intent was
simply to release a single to document their recently defunct band, The
Teen Idles. The label has since gone on to release music from more than
60 bands, with more than 160 albums during the past 25 years. In the
process, the label performed a citizen-archivist role, documenting
Washington-area music in many forms and catalyzing cultural activity and
community-building in the nation's capital and around the world.
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