Friday, March 20, 2015

Prince's vault of tapes exists and is deteriorating

Interesting article here about Prince's vault of music. Apparently he created and continues to create all kinds of music at an amazing pace. Thanks to his early sound engineer who had the foresight, much of his really early musical recordings were collected and a vault has since captured his concerts and recordings sessions, which are unlike anyone else's in the business. As long as music is not released there is mystery about Prince. The last video is particularly interesting as the sound engineer discusses how all the tapes are beginning to deteriorate and have to be recorded onto another medium if they are to continue to exist into the future. Even Prince can't stop decay. Maybe he needs to hire a digital archivist with tape experience. Read about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31962180

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