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Breaking: L.A. law firm plans to file lawsuits against Universal Music Group on behalf of “more than 10, fewer than 100” music artists whose master recordings were destroyed in a 2008 fire.  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-umg-fire-recordings-lawsuits-universal-studios-20190613-story.html 

Attorney Howard King declined to identify specific artists signed to the Universal Music Group whose master recordings may have been destroyed.  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-umg-fire-recordings-lawsuits-universal-studios-20190613-story.html 

The total number of master recordings lost in the fire could run as high as 500,000 recordings, the report said.  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-umg-fire-recordings-lawsuits-universal-studios-20190613-story.html 

Only a fraction of the original masters held in the facility were adequately copied, the report said, resulting in the loss of irreplaceable original masters by Louis Armstrong, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Aretha Franklin, among others.  https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-umg-fire-recordings-lawsuits-universal-studios-20190613-story.html 


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