2008 UMG Warehouse Fire

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Hammerhands, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
    Someone on the Canadian Guitar Forum posted a link to The New York Times Magazine article about this.

    I didn’t get through it all.

    There’s a summary here:

    In 2008 there was a fire on the Universal Studios backlot. Universal Music Group downplayed the destruction at the time, but most of everything in their warehouse was destroyed.
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  2. HypotenusLuvTriangle

    HypotenusLuvTriangle Country Gent

    Oct 27, 2010
    Whittier, Ca
    Yeah, UMG is getting their asses sued right now.
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  3. Bertotti

    Bertotti Friend of Fred

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Tragic! How much will never be replaced from the earlier years, what a shame.
  4. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    The list of ( names ) destroyed is unbelievable . Very sad news
  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Heartbreaking... tnx for the links!
  6. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    That is a true catastophe.
    I got many of our mastertapes at home. Although nothing I have done to this day is of any musical relevance to the public I should find a safer place for the tapes. Maybe a small fireproof safe or strongbox.
  7. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Thanks, interesting post
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