Saving Music's Future

The mission of the United Music Foundation is to preserve, enhance, spotlight and pass on musical recording heritage and its history.


This precious legacy is now facing major challenges. The degradation of recorded media, the obsolescence of playback equipment, and the loss of technical expertise threaten the sustainability of this heritage.


According to UNESCO, countless recordings of inestimable value have already been lost, and we only have about 10 to 15 years left to transfer available audiovisual recordings to digital media to prevent their disappearance.


Since its creation in 2013, the United Music Foundation has preserved thousands of recordings, including many treasures by legendary artists. To date, our foundation's work has been recognized by two national awards: The Best Reissue Award from the Académie du Jazz (Paris), and the Memoriav – Swiss Commission for UNESCO Award.


You can help us preserve this heritage:


Rescue in extremis
Studio master tape (1963)