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Author Topic: Decades of Universal Music Group treasures burned in 2008  (Read 262 times)

Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Eleven years ago this month, a fire ripped through a part of Universal Studios Hollywood.

But, according to an article published on Tuesday by The New York Times Magazine, the fire also tore through an archive housing treasured audio recordings, amounting to what the piece described as “the biggest disaster in the history of the music business.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/us/master-recordings-universal-fire.html
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Re: Decades of Universal Music Group treasures burned in 2008
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 0205 UTC »
All the more reason to keep copies of your own master tapes.  Never entrust history to a corporation.  90% of the films made prior to 1940 are gone forever.

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Re: Decades of Universal Music Group treasures burned in 2008
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 1851 UTC »
This also emphasizes my, "Never use a Cloud!", policy for personal storage of any info / media. And, I too like solid, tangible, media storage. As far as all that Universal tunage gone forever? One of two things will now happen, (1.) Have any past media from Universal become more valuable. And, or (2.) Raise the prices of any media, past and present. 
I can't decide upon what's worst, young and stupid, or old and chemically dumbed down.

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Re: Decades of Universal Music Group treasures burned in 2008
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 2216 UTC »
I've always liked my cloud in a jar, on the shelf.  Once you let other people manage your data for you, control is no longer yours.

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Re: Decades of Universal Music Group treasures burned in 2008
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 2255 UTC »
I've always liked my cloud in a jar, on the shelf.  Once you let other people manage your data for you, control is no longer yours.

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Re: Decades of Universal Music Group treasures burned in 2008
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 0639 UTC »
Atlantic Records had a similar thing happen in the 70's some time. That's why a lot of their reissue CD's in the 1990's were from quarter inch, reel to reel tapes, instead of remastered from the original master.
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