Variety: Read Universal Music Group Chief Archivist’s Update on Damage From 2008 Fire

Variety: Read Universal Music Group Chief Archivist’s Update on Damage From 2008 Fire. “The company’s chief archivist, Pat Kraus, sent the company’s staff a memo on Thursday updating progress on the inventory. Among other points, he says that the Times’ assessment may have been flawed due to its use of incomplete records — many of which were also destroyed — and insurance claims made by the company in the months immediately after the fire, which were at times general and based on staffers’ memories. He also provides specific numbers on the inventory, without naming artists.”

Variety: Universal Music Denies Accusation That It Is Downplaying Damage in 2008 Archive Fire

Variety: Universal Music Denies Accusation That It Is Downplaying Damage in 2008 Archive Fire. “The day after Universal Music Group revealed that it is planning an IPO within three years, an attorney for four artists who have claimed to have lost recordings in a 2008 fire that destroyed thousands of assets in the company’s archives has accused UMG of ‘gamesmanship’ and downplaying and refusing to reveal the extent of the damage. UMG has denied the accusations.”

Yale School of Management: Program on Financial Stability Launches Financial Crisis Chart Archive

Yale School of Management: Program on Financial Stability Launches Financial Crisis Chart Archive. “The Yale Program on Financial Stability (YPFS), in collaboration with the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution, has launched an online collection of charts and graphs illustrating key developments in the escalation of the global financial crisis of 2007–09, the government’s efforts to combat it, and the effects of those interventions.”