Was there ever made public anywhere a full list of what Universal Music assets were destroyed in the
Hollywood fire? There were many rumors floating around in various non-credible internet corners, but
I've never seen an official statement from either Universal Music (owner of the music masters stored
on the film lot) or GE (owner of the film lot). Or, for that matter, fire investigators. Since both
Universal's owner Vivendi and GE are public companies, wouldn't they need to list a big potential
lawsuit issue like this in some SEC filing? Or is that all covered by insurance?
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Biel" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2009 8:45 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Motown Archives Video
> Back in 1972 when the ARSC conference was in Ann Arbor Mich we had a field trip to Motown studios,
> and I am not sure if it was in the Hittsville location or a different one. Paul Jackson had been
> working on arranging their tape archive -- I ought to ask him if it was his idea to arrange the
> masters for the released sides in the way they show. It is very interesting to see that their
> tapes were not stored by Universal in the Universal City warehouse that burned last year. I wish
> I had been taking video tape that early, but I started that in 1985. I might have audio.
> Mike Biel [log in to unmask]
> Tom Fine wrote:
>> In Gannett fashion, this is hard to find. The link Steve provided, which is the link that shows
>> up in your browser, gets you to a web page that launches various video feeds that normally just
>> insert onto the Free Press web pages.
>> This link:
>> gets you the player and the list of Motown at 50 videos. Scroll down and you get to the one about
>> the archives, which is interesting.
>> Steve, thanks alot for the tip. The other videos are interesting, too.
>> -- Tom Fine
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Steve Ramm" <[log in to unmask]>
>> To: <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2009 12:05 AM
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Motown Archives Video
>>> Just found this tonight and found interesting. Thought others might as well.
>>> Steve Ramm
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