26th June 2021 - The latest issue of Billboard Magazine features an in-depth article on the Global Music Vault, written by Richard Smirke.
Excerpt from the article:
LONDON — Buried almost 1,000 feet below a snow-covered mountain, on an arctic island midway between Norway and the North Pole, a Norwegian company is planning to create what it says will be a doomsday vault to preserve the world’s most important music recordings for at least 1,000 years. Using future-proof digital storage, the Oslo-based Elire Management Group wants to store recordings of everything from major-label pop hits to Australian Indigenous music with the same safeguards offered by the Arctic World Archive and the Global Seed Vault, two existing storage facilities housed underground in the Svalbard archipelago.
“We want to preserve the music that has shaped us as human beings and shaped our nations,” says Luke Jenkinson, Managing Director of the Global Music Vault and managing partner at Elire, which is financing the project.
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