500,000 SONGS DESTROYED | What UMG Doesn’t Want You To Know

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by 4001, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. 4001

    4001 Inactive

    Sep 29, 2004
    Lake County, IL
    This is brutal....

  2. ClusterFlux


    Apr 11, 2018
    To be a bit more accurate..... An unknown number of master recordings was destroyed in the fire. It was probably around 175,000 masters. "500k songs" is an estimate.

    The best source on this is the NYT article: The Day the Music Burned
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  3. So UMG got to collect insurance on a bunch of stuff they essentially had already written off anyway. Nothing fishy about this at all...
  4. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    So, it took them 10 years to come clean on this? Just enough time to get the lawyers lined up. Maybe not on the level of the burning of the Library of Alexandria, but still...kinda hinky.