2008 Universal Studios fire destroyed up to 500,000 original master recordings, according to magazine report

(Gary Friedman/Los Angeles Times)

(via Los Angeles Daily News Business) by City News Service

SANTA MONICA — The Universal Music Group is pushing back on a New York Times Magazine report that, contrary to official statements made more than a decade ago, a 2008 fire at Universal Studios Hollywood destroyed a staggering number of original master recordings stored there.

The devastation, which company executives downplayed or dismissed outright after the fire was extinguished 11 years ago this month, is breathtaking in scope, amounting to what the new report describes as “the biggest disaster in the history of the music industry.”

Read more: https://www.dailynews.com/2019/06/12/2008-universal-studios-fire-destroyed-up-to-500000-original-master-recordings-according-to-magazine-report/

(AP Photo/Ric Francis, file)

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