• Nirvana, Aretha Franklin, and more master recordings lost in label fire

    5 days ago - By Dazed Digital

    A new report by the New York Times has revealed that approximately 500,000 one-of-a-kind master recordings by artists including Nirvana , Mary J Blige , Snoop Dogg and Aretha Franklin were destroyed in a fire at Universal Studios in 2008.
    Although the fire was...
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  • A 2008 Warehouse Fire Destroyed Masters from Tupac, Nirvana, Snoop Dogg, Eminem & More

    A 2008 Warehouse Fire Destroyed Masters from Tupac, Nirvana, Snoop Dogg, Eminem & More

    6 days ago - By Hypebeast

    As The New York Times reports, master tapes of well-known projects from Nirvana, Tupac, John Coltrane, Eminem, R.E.M., The Roots, Nine Inch Nails, Etta James, Janet Jackson, Chuck Berry and many other beloved acts were permanently lost in a 2008 warehouse fire. Writing for a lengthy piece titled The Day the Music Burned , journalist Jody Rosen calls the aforementioned event the "biggest disaster in the history of the music business," while also noting that "almost nobody knew." Although the actual fire was far from a secret when it happened, Rosen calls Universal's damage control...
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