Beginning in April 2022, Norwegian-based business consultant agency Elire Management Group will begin process of safekeeping the world’s “most precious and loved” music. Starting with the Beatles and ceremonial Indigenous music derived from Australia, Elire will store the recording 1,000 feet underground inside a doomsday vault capable of withstanding both natural and man-made disasters, including warfare.

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Located an Arctic island midway between and North Pole, the Global Music Vault will sustain the through the use of binary coding and high-density QR codes onto special durable optical film that will allow for than 1,000 years of preservation.

In partnership with Paris branch of the International Music Council, Elire will form a global committee that will work with music groups across countries to choose these “most precious and loved” recordings. The public will also be afforded the chance to vote for the to be enclosed in the Global Music Vault—with clearance from the holders.

Luke Jenkinson, managing director of Global Music Vault and managing partner at Elire, said in a statement,

“We to preserve music that has shaped us as human beings and shaped our nations. We don’t to just protect a certain genre and certain era. We want the nations and of world to curate what music gets deposited.”

Learn about Global Music Vault, including how to contribute, here.

H/T: Billboard

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