I can't speak to EMI, but during my years at Capitol Studios, Capitol maintained archive storage at 2 Iron Mountain facilities, one in Carson, CA, the other in New Jersey. We designed special cases that would accommodate various media: differetns size reels of tape, discs of every type, etc., for when we needed to copy or transfer assets for film licensing, re-releases, etc.
On Sep 18, 2012, at 6:35 PM, Clark Johnsen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Recently I read an assertion that the EMI vault "west of London" houses
> everything EMI has ever recorded. Despite apparent ambiguity, the
> implication is clear: These are masters. Yet I have also read that at some
> point (during the war?) EMI lost (or destroyed?) many or most of their
> metal masters and called upon RCA Victor in America to resupply them (with
> metals? mothers? stampers?). What's the story?
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