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Just learned the news on the UMG fire... Quite a tragedy... Master tapes from everyone from Elton Jhon to Luis Armstrong... gone.
just search "UMG fire" its all over the internet.
What really has me (and many others) furious, was this fire, happened in 2008, and Universal Music literally out and lied that they hadn't lost anything... for 11 years...
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not any notable amounts, no.
Master tapes from everyone from Luis Armstrong, Bing Crosby, countless rare and unreleased recordings... Elton Jhon... Literally every major Genre in the history of Tape Master recording has been affected by this... The New York times released lists of no less than HUNDREDS of artists who've lost masters, thanks to UMG's incompetence.
That stuff is very valuable and very flammable. It's sad it's gonna and really infuriating that they tried to cover it up. I know there are groups that have been trying to create digital backups of a lot of that kind of stuff. Maybe this will create a bigger push and a bigger incentive...