Some relevant background and comment here:
Sheryl Crow and others are helping us put this historic (and it is historic) loss down in specifics. Jody Rosen’s follow up list in the NYT runs 18 pages in 12pt. type. These are names without specifics. ARSC can help push UMG to produce the rest of the listing details. A full and candid accounting of this immense lost is a minimum. Insisting on such an accounting (publicly or privately owned material of this scope) is well within ARSC’s mission statement. Yes, we are a small organization, but in this instance we have a considerable body of human resources on which to call to help UMG and Grainge live up to these heritage responsibilities.
Can we move forward on Nathan’s request?
I am keeping an active archive of media coverage regarding the follow on the NYT’s UMG fire story. Thanks, CJB, for the links to the BBC stories I wasn’t aware of the extent of their coverage. I’m tracking NYT, Billboard and especially Variety (now also BBC). If other ARSC members have updated information after today, post it to the list and I will add it to the larger file. Full links to all of this coverage are easy to share and these links have already been posted to the listserv in piecemeal fashion. We can sort relevant information this way and focus on the issue as it impacts ARSC and our preservation concerns.