The burning issue: Investigating the impact of the UMG vault fire revelations

Andre Paine

At a secret location in South West London, Music Week is getting a guided tour of a facility that is part of the UK’s cultural heritage.

Lesley Bleakley, Beggars Group director of catalogue and archive, is showing off the result of several years’ hard work and major investment in the indie giant’s specially-constructed archive.

A treasure trove of independent music from the last 42 years, it houses the entire collection of Radiohead masters, alongside many more iconic acts.

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