Sad News about New Amsterdam Records

edited November 2012 in Classical
Their offices were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. It appears they lost a lot of equipment and stock.

ETA: if you're not familiar with the imprint, New Amsterdam is the label for Darcy James Argue, Victoire and Now Ensemble


  • edited November 2012
    Yes, it does seem to be seriously damaged:
    - "Our new New Amsterdam HQ in Red Hook was totaled by Sandy. The water mark is over 4?. We had moved much of the office to higher ground prior to the storm, and elevated everything else, but we still lost all files/paperwork, a hard drive, some furniture, vintage synthesizers and music gear, and most of our CD stock. Our landlord does not have flooding insurance, and our attempts to acquire it before the storm were denied. There is some talk of FEMA helping uninsured Red Hook businesses, but that seems like a long shot. Stunned and heavy-hearted we are."
    - Also the NYC based radiostation and Free Music Archive Curator, WFMU is very much affected by the "superstorm":
    You've doubtless seen images or heard tales of the destruction, damage, havoc, and disgusting sludge that Superstorm Sandy brought upon the NJ/NY area. Unfortunately, WFMU fell victim to storm damage in a myriad of ways, and we need to recover FAST in order to remain solvent.

    We are fortunate to have avoided flooding, and everyone is safe (though many DJs suffered personal damage and dislocation), but the financial realities of cancelling our annual Record Fair on top of the substantial electrical damage the storm brought upon our equipment has forced us to beg for your help immediately."
  • From Emusers member icareifyoulisten's blog:
    New Amsterdam Benefit in Chicago on December 16 (Preview)
    "New Amsterdam’s Vintage Synthesizers Destroyed by Polluted Seawater (photo credit: David Andrako)"
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