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2008 Universal Music Fire

Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by mindtrappa, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. I didn’t see a thread on this. The story is insane, and it seems things are heating up (no pun intended), with lawsuits from several artists expected to be filed in the next couple weeks



    https://www.npr.org/2019/06/12/7320...hakur-taking-stock-of-the-2008-universal-fire
     
  2. I got...extremely emotional reading about this earlier this week. So much music history, completely turned to ash. I can't believe they tried to cover it up.
     
  3. It’s gobsmacking reading the names of artists, both past and present, that have been impacted by this but this is the paragraph that got me...
     
  4. It’s really hard to get my head around this and the cover up of it – for years. I’m anxious to see just who is planning on filing against UMG.
     
  5. Really tragic.
    Wonder if we'll ever get a full list of what was destroyed.
     
  6. Movie and music archives getting destroyed depresses the fuck out of me.
     
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  7. Bloop



     
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  8. This. I suppose sometimes there's nothing that can be done, but you'd hope that any sort of historic archives are protected as much as possible against fire damage.
     
  9. But aren’t there still copies of these recording out there? Like copies people have purchased? Or is this all unreleased stuff?
     
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  10. These are the masters, which does include unreleased recordings. The full article in the original post explains it all in-depth.
     
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  11. I read something about this a week or so ago, but didn't realise there was deception going on too - I just thought it was a really tragic and unfortunate event. Hopefully the artists and estates can see some justice.
     
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