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God bless you, saddiq.

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From: Shai Drori <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:39 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] New UMG fire follow up

>I was reading this list and then realized that in all my years as a
>recording engineer, I have always pleaded with the artists to pay the extra
>studio time to run a duplicate master just for this reason that should the
>label lose their masters, they will have their own master. With automation
>in place, it's really easy to just run the tape twice (the studio I worked
>at that time only had one 1/4" master recorder and two DAT machines). Some
>agreed, some didn't. For my label, I have duplicate masters stored in two
>separate continents. Just cause I can.
>
>Reading that list gave me shivers. It's really the whole music history of
>our time. I hope Sony takes better care of their archives.
>
>Cheers
>Shai Drori
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>On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 7:31 PM Railroads On Parade <
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>
>> As a museum worker involved with collections at The National Academy of
>> Design and The Guggenheim Museum I can profess the attitude was one I'd
>> hear "it is not a perfect world" when in fact the job is to create a
>> perfect world.
>> Guy Walker
>>
>> On Wed, 26 Jun 2019 at 11:29, Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Attention to detail is paramount in archival storage. Unfortunately,
>> > trained staff and best practices cost money. Until the culture is ready
>> to
>> > de-monetize such audio assets and master recordings, and video assets
>> like
>> > camera negatives and lavender prints in addition to the associated
>> > elements, there can be no guarantee that anything owned by a for-profit
>> > entity is adequately protected.
>> >
>> > DDR
>> >
>> > On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 11:01 AM Railroads On Parade <
>> > [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> >
>> > > Notre Dame burned under similar circumstances.  Would history have been
>> > > changed if UMG not been negligent?   There is a systemic relation to
>> many
>> > > facets these days of what we care about, then how we care and then
>> often
>> > > choose it is not worth the care finding a convenient way to move on.
>> > >
>> > > On Wed, 26 Jun 2019 at 10:42, Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]>
>> > > wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > As I read the posts on this catastrophe, I note the absence of the
>> > names
>> > > of
>> > > > Decca's classical artists — admittedly, not many — whose masters were
>> > > > surely destroyed. Jascha Heifetz, Andrés Segovia, Rudolf Ganz, Percy
>> > > > Grainger, Robert Goldsand et al. all recorded for Decca in the
>> forties,
>> > > > which were mastered on 16.5-in. lacquers cut vertically. Like
>> Columbia,
>> > > > approved takes from the lacquers were dubbed to produce the released
>> > > 78rpm
>> > > > shellac discs. Heifetz's preserved some extraordinary performances of
>> > > > encore pieces in which virtuosity was explored to the utmost. Due to
>> > the
>> > > > dates, those lacquers were all glass-based, and were either broken in
>> > > > transit or burned up in the vault fire. A similar fate befell the
>> > others.
>> > > > It is perhaps a small part of what was destroyed, to be sure, but as
>> > > > grievous a loss our cultural patrimony as anything else.
>> > > >
>> > > > DDR
>> > > >
>> > > > On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 1:44 AM Jeff Willens <[log in to unmask]>
>> > wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > > >
>> > > > >
>> > > >
>> > >
>> >
>> https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/25/magazine/universal-music-fire-bands-list-umg.html
>> > > > >
>> > > >
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