Global Music Vault
Our solution to the loss of our most precious musical expressions is to establish the Global Music Vault, the first of its kind for the music industry.
To be located in the same mountain as the Global Seed Vault (Dooms Day Vault) in Norway, Svalbard, here master music files and irreplaceable music material will be preserved for over 1000 years.
The Global Music Vault will be storing the music capsules in an allocated exclusive space within the Arctic World Archive, which happens to be located next to the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard.
Data centres around the world are one of the biggest consumers of electricity: U.S. data centers use more than 90 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity a year, requiring roughly 34 giant (500-megawatt) coal-powered plants. Global data centers used roughly 416 terawatts (or about 3% of the total electricity) last year, nearly 40% more than the entire United Kingdom.
The Arctic World Archive, where the Global Music Vault is located requires little electricity and therefore has close to zero carbon emissions. This storage facility is considered one of the greenest data centres in the world and has been nominated for several sustainability awards.
Likewise, the music capsule and film technology is considered a very green solution as it can store data for hundreds of years without needing constant electricity or maintenance.
Compared to hard drives that requires merging after just 1.5 years, music capsules in the Global Music Vault when merged and stored will last for hundreds of years.