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Interesting article about the UMG music archive fire
« on: June 11, 2019, 12:05:17 PM »
This popped up in my feed today. Worth a read, if only to see how all of these old masters are stored and archived...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/the-day-the-music-burned/ar-AACIbo2?ocid=spartanntp
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Re: Interesting article about the UMG music archive fire
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2019, 12:40:33 PM »
I read the NYT article.  What a disaster.  So sad.  Pretty much every Chess master  :|

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Re: Interesting article about the UMG music archive fire
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2019, 01:49:20 PM »
so sad - hopefully some of it was digitized properly but history is history...
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Re: Interesting article about the UMG music archive fire
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2019, 02:45:46 PM »
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Re: Interesting article about the UMG music archive fire
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2019, 07:58:45 PM »
Fucking tragedy.

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Re: Interesting article about the UMG music archive fire
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 12:51:51 PM »
Follow up...

Sounds like several of the artists missing masters found out about it when the public did...

https://ultimateclassicrock.com/universal-music-fire/?fbclid=IwAR1vYypgc52lO_ryGY2_aEZNnWAEwxzpTFofvf0aF9wZD_at3dli2OIafWc

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Steely Dan and Nirvana joined other artists are reacting to the news that their master recordings were among more than 100,000 destroyed in a 2008 fire.
Following yesterday's The New York Times report on the massive quantities of tapes lost in the Universal Studio blaze, Universal Music Group issued a statement disputing the severity of the incident, although it didn't directly address the matter of what material was lost.
Meanwhile, artists who may have been affected said that they were hoping to be given more details. Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic said he believed his band's tapes were "gone forever."
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