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Source, Safeguard & Selebr8 the world most precious music for over 1000 years

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The Mission

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Under the auspices at ELIRE, our mission is to create a safe haven that protects and preserves the most precious and important world music of all time. From irreplaceable indigenous music to modern day artists. Music is part of our heritage and the data is irreplaceable.

Today this data - the music - is created, stored and archived on mediums that are inefficient, harmful to the environment, exposed to irreversible risks like fire and technical errors and have a short and limited lifetime.

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The Vault

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The Global Music Vault is set deep inside an arctic mountain in far north Norway, on the Svalbard archipelago. Svalbard is a declared demilitarised zone by 42 nations.


The safety, security and remoteness made it a perfect choice for a vault containing such valuable information. Further, the cool, dry permafrost conditions increase the longevity of the stored data.


Designed to withstand natural and man-made disasters, in the safest location on earth, data stored here will last for centuries.


The Technology

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The purpose-built digital medium can last for over 1000 years in the Global Music Vault with guaranteed future accessibility.

Much of our heritage is stored digitally and, despite best efforts to protect it for the future, it can be exposed to risks, either from the online environment or just from the limits of modern storage technology.

The combination of resilient long-term storage technology and the remote, safe and cold conditions found on Svalbard, enables data to live on into the distant future.

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