If you’ve not already read this article and you’re at all interested in music, it’s a must-read:
Long story short: a lot fire ten years ago at Universal ended up engulfing the vault where UMG – Universal Music Group – housed its vault of master tapes and recordings. That’s Capitol Records, A&M, Verve, Interscope, Geffen, RCA, Chess, Decca, IRS, etc. etc.
Universal did their best to cover up and crisis manage the fire’s devastating results…but Jody Rosen has the emails and confidential source material as to what was lost, and this is just devastating: