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Universal Music Group, in initial count, cites only 22 masters lost in fire

LOS ANGELES - Universal Music Group officials have initially identified only 22 original master recordings made by five artists that may have been destroyed in the 2008 vault fire, according to an internal memo issued Wednesday, a copy of which was obtained by The Times.

Those were identified through UMG's efforts in recent weeks to inform musicians, their managers and lawyers precisely what was destroyed more than a decade ago in a disaster brought to light in June in a New York Times Magazine expose.

Wednesday's memo was written by Pat Kraus, UMG's senior vice president of recording studios and archive management, at the behest of Chairman and

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