On 19/09/2012, Stewart Gooderman wrote:
> I'm only an amateur novice amongst very learned professionals on this
> list. But I simply cannot fathom why a company would rid itself of its
> assets knowing that there always is the possibility, as remote as it
> may seem, that those assets could, in fact, have value or at least
> some historical significance.
> Rather than destroy it, why not offer it to someone who would want to
> keep it? And why opt to keep a copy in favor of the original? I keep
> on scratching my head and rolling my eyes because it all seems so
> illogical to me.
The usual problem is younger management coming in who think new
recording techniques and new artists make the old valueless.
A 19-year-old said to me: "I wouldn't want to watch a movie that was made
before I was born."
He will be moving into management somewhere in a few years.
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