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Universal Contests Warehouse Fire Extremity as Reported in 'The New York Times' Piece

Posted On: Jun 13, 2019   |   Posted By: Hypebeast

Universal Contests Warehouse Fire Extremity as Reported in 'The New York Times' Piece

Universal Music Group has released a statement regarding the 2008 warehouse fire , disputing its severity as initially reported by The New York Times.
“Music preservation is of the highest priority for us and we are proud of our track record,” the statement reads. They go on to say that while they're not allowed to publicly address some of the details of the blaze due to certain restrictions, the "deeply unfortunate" incident "never affected the availability of the commercially released music nor impacted artists' compensation.”
Touching on The Times article, UMG claims that it contains "numerous inaccuracies, misleading statements, contradictions and fundamental misunderstandings of the scope of the incident and affected assets," and that it disregards "the tens of thousands of back catalog recordings that we have already issued in recent years - including master-quality, high-resolution, audiophile versions of many recordings that the story claims were ‘destroyed.'”
The warehouse fire dates back to June...

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