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Soundgarden Refuse to Drop 2008 Fire Lawsuit Against Universal Music Group

In the two months since The New York Times Magazine published its bombshell report about hundreds of Universal Music Group artists allegedly losing their master recordings…
Tosten Burks / August 28, 2019

Hole Dropped From Universal Music Fire Lawsuit

Hole have been dropped as plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit filed against Universal Music Group in response to a bombshell New York Times Magazine…
Tosten Burks / August 19, 2019

Universal Music Group Admits At Least 22 Masters Probably Lost in 2008 Fire

Universal Music Group's response to the The New York Times Magazine's bombshell report that the company's 2008 warehouse fire in Los Angeles destroyed many thousands…
Tosten Burks / July 17, 2019

Universal Music Group Launches 70 Person Team to Respond to Angry Artists

At last count, the 2008 warehouse fire at Universal Studios in Los Angeles reportedly destroyed over 700 Universal Music Group artists' master recordings. Considering the company…
Tosten Burks / June 26, 2019

Smash Mouth Responds to Universal Music Fire: ‘Our Loss Can’t Compare’ [Updated]

Smash Mouth have joined the chorus of artists commenting on the reported destruction of hundreds of Universal Music Group artists' masters in a 2008 warehouse fire…
Tosten Burks / June 26, 2019

Sheryl Crow Says Universal Music Fire Destroyed Her Masters

Sheryl Crow is the latest artist to come forward and confirm that her masters were destroyed in the 2008 Universal Music Group (UMG) fire. In…
Annie Reuter, Billboard / June 26, 2019

The Who, Neil Young, Jawbreaker, More Recordings Also Believed Lost in Universal Music Fire

Two weeks ago, The New York Times Magazine published an explosive report detailing hundreds of thousands of recordings that Universal Music Group believed were lost in…
Tosten Burks / June 25, 2019

Hole, Soundgarden, Estates of Tupac and Tom Petty Sue Universal Music Group Over Warehouse Fire

Earlier this month, the New York Times Magazine published a lengthy investigation into a warehouse fire at Universal Studios in 2008. The fire, which Universal…
Rob Arcand / June 22, 2019

Artists Plan to Sue Universal Music Group Over Destroyed Recordings

At least 10 artists whose master recordings may have been destroyed in a 2008 fire at a storage facility on the grounds of Universal Studios…
Tosten Burks / June 14, 2019

Key Eminem Master Tapes Digitally Backed-Up Months Prior to 2008 Universal Fire

Yesterday, the New York Times published a devastating report about a 2008 fire at Universal Studios in Hollywood lead to the destruction of an entire library of…
Israel Daramola / June 12, 2019

Hole, Questlove, and Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Respond to Destruction of Recordings in Universal Studios Fire

Artists whose master recordings were destroyed in a 2008 warehouse fire at Universal Studios, as reported today in an explosive New York Times Magazine story that shows Universal…
Tosten Burks / June 11, 2019

Recordings by Nirvana, Janet Jackson, Eminem, Nine Inch Nails, Chuck Berry, and More Destroyed in 2008 Fire

A 2008 fire at Universal Studios Hollywood destroyed master tapes and other recordings by a staggering list of artists, according to a new report from…
Maggie Serota / June 11, 2019