Universal Music Group Fire Class Action Could Come Down to One Thing: Who Owns the Masters?

On June 21, a putative class action lawsuit was filed against UMG on behalf of artists whose master recordings are believed to have been destroyed in a 2008 fire on the Universal Studios backlot where they were stored. The main issue: To whom did the masters belong?

Source: Universal Music Group Fire Class Action Could Come Down to One Thing: Who Owns the Masters?

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