The National Music Centre, a massive multi-story development in downtown Calgary, is nearing completion. When it’s done later this year, it will be a home for all things music, past, present and future when it comes to this country. The range of exhibits and artifacts is amazing—and things just keep getting amazing-er.
Earlier this year, Universal Music Canada dropped a massive trove of archives from EMI, the former major label bought by Universal, on the University of Calgary, which will be sharing what they find with the National Music Centre.
This material not only contains massive amounts of stuff from Canadian artists who recorded for EMI and its subsidiaries over the decades, but international artists who released music in Canada through EMI. That includes The Beatles. Who knows what lurks in all these boxes?