環球音樂集團從消防保險獲得1.5億美元的賠償,未支付藝人任何款項

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  • 環球音樂集團從消防保險獲得1.5億美元的賠償,未支付藝人任何款項

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    ◎根據一份新的報告和法庭文件,環球音樂集團除了掩蓋2008年火災中,包含超過800名藝人的錄音母帶的損害情況之外,還從消防和保險理賠支付中獲利。

    ◎在毀滅性的大火後,環球音樂集團控告環球影城這個它的前合作夥伴和該設施的所有者,該唱片公司曾經存儲過許多歷史性錄音母帶,估計損失金額為1.5億美元。環球音樂集團從訴訟和保險理賠獲得額外的1.5億美元以彌補錄音母帶損失,但未與藝人分享,儘管根據錄音合約,他們有權獲得這些收益的50%。

    ◎Hypebot已經聯絡上紐約時報報導名單上的6名藝人,沒有人收到任何和解或保險金,一些藝人甚至不知道他們的錄音母帶可能已被銷毀。

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    In addition to covering up the scope of damage in a 2008 fire in a Universal Music Group vault containing recording masters of more than 800 artists, the company allegedly also profited from settlement and insurance payments, according to a new report and court filings.

    After the devastating fire, UMG sued Universal Studios, its former partner and the owner of the facility which the recording company used to store many if is historic masters recordings. A lawsuit filed on Friday values those losses at $150 million.

    UMG and Universal settled for an undisclosed sum, but allegedly shared none of it with artists.

    Universal Music Group also reportedly received additional funds from insurance, according to the new lawsuit. From the filing:

    "UMG successfully pursued litigation and insurance claims which it reportedly valued at $150 million to recoup the value of the Master Recordings. UMG concealed its massive recovery from Plaintiffs, apparently hoping it could keep it all to itself by burying the truth in sealed court filings and a confidential settlement agreement. Most importantly, UMG did not share any of its recovery with Plaintiffs, the artists whose life works were destroyed in the Fire—even though, by the terms of their recording contracts, Plaintiffs are entitled to 50% of those proceeds and payments."

    Hypebot has reached 6 artists on the list of destroyed masters obtained by the New York Times, and none had received any portion of the settlement or insurance payments. Several of the artists not aware that their master recordings had likely been destroyed until we contacted them.

     

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