MUSIC AND CINEMA: DIGITAL RECORDS AT RISK CLOSING
Three of its walls have been recorded numerous undisputed successes of Italian music, but despite its glorious past, Digital Records is at risk of closure.
AN ITALIAN FILM INSTITUTION
For 15 years, not only Italian directors and musicians have chosen the historic studio in the Balduina district of Rome to record the soundtracks of their films. Digital Records, in fact, boasts numerous collaborations with Italian artists of the caliber of Lele Marchitelli and Paolo Sorrentino, who with "La Grande Bellezza" also won an Oscar, or international celebrities such as Woody Allen. But today this true institution of Italian cinema is in danger of closing due to the breaking of a pipe in the street, which in January 2016 led to complete flooding of studies. LAYOUT AND DEBTS Recording rooms and equipment have been covered by a full meter of water: the flooding has caused quantifiable damage in over one million euros, not only because it seriously compromised the equipment but also because it forced the closure of studies for months, with the consequent loss of important international contracts. The company has tried to remedy it, but the debts incurred are proving to be fatal. For now, the claims for damages and the lawsuits against the insurance have been void: the company is on the verge of bankruptcy and seriously risks the closure due to bankruptcy, as the owner of Digital Records, Goffredo Gibellini, affirms.
THE APPEAL OF ITALIAN ARTISTS
There are many Italian artists who line up alongside Digital Records, from Ezio Bosso to Maurizio De Angelis, from Andrea Guerra to Giuliano Taviani: all emphasize the professionalism that has always distinguished the work of this important garrison of Italian culture, and launch a appeal to be helped to overcome this critical moment and return to the splendor it deserves.