In response to a brand new report from The New York Occasions, a hearth that ripped by Common Music Studios in 2008 broken excess of Common Music Group initially let on. When information of the hearth broke in June 2008, the vast majority of main information shops centered on the loss from the video vault “that contained only copies of old works.” In actuality, many years and lots of of 1000’s of unique masters and recordings of basic items of music have been misplaced.
Jody Rosen, the unique writer of the article for NYT, referred to as the unique launch of knowledge in 2008 a “triumph of crisis management.” The one motive we’re simply now listening to in regards to the lack of music is as a result of paperwork from the corporate have been laid out throughout ongoing litigation.
The loss has been described as “a huge musical heritage” in a single inside UMG correspondence, and “historic” by Rosen. A conservative estimate of the music misplaced “includes recordings by Ray Charles, B.B. King, the Four Tops, Joan Baez, Neil Diamond, Sonny and Cher, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Al Green, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Buffett, the Eagles, Aerosmith, Rufus and Chaka Khan, Barry White, Patti LaBelle, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Police, Sting, Steve Earle, R.E.M., Janet Jackson, Guns N’ Roses, Mary J. Blige, No Doubt, Nine Inch Nails, Snoop Dogg, Nirvana, Beck, Sheryl Crow, Tupac Shakur, Eminem, 50 Cent and the Roots.”
NYT continues, “The fire also claimed numerous hit singles, likely including Bill Haley and His Comets’ ‘Rock Around the Clock,’ Etta James’s ‘At Last’ and the Kingsmen’s ‘Louie Louie.’”
Learn the complete piece from New York Occasions right here.