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I was about to ask what the policy ramifications of a disaster of this kind should be. It seems to me that the megalocorps are poor stewards. 

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From: Clark Johnsen <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 02:44 PM
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] The Day the Music Burned

>An excellent article, better than one might have expected upon learning of
>the title. One caveat however — the writer, like most people, blithely
>assumes that “digitization” is a be-all and end-all. In fact there are in
>the numeric process as many forms and levels and sonic qualities as with
>analog. Plus the possibility of a “digital fire” must not be dismissed.
>
>I should now draw your attention to a paper I presented to the 1986 ARSC
>conference in San Francisco, outlining all such considerations about the
>masters being dispersed around the globe (who knows where?) either in
>private hands or held in central facilities with little or no regulation or
>oversight. At the same time I advanced a proposal to create a taxonomy of
>extant masters but failed to vigorously pursue the matter. I did however
>submit the summary proposal to several important foundations and
>individuals, but received no response. So there, mea culpa, I let it rest.
>
>
>
>On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, Jones, Randye <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Amazing article about lose of musical heritage
>>
>> The Day the Music Burned
>> https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/magazine/universal-fire-
>> master-recordings.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article
>>
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