BT's studio stolen!

Bad news from BT's camp (but good news for anyone who doesn't like his music): the electronica pioneer and sometime music software developer has had his studio nicked. Not its bricks and mortar, you understand, but the gear that was in it. Burglars took the lot, apparently, and also helped themselves to many of his 'sound files'.

BT is now offering a cash reward of $20,000 to anyone who can provide information that leads to the recover of his prized gear, so we're guessing he was pretty attached to it. Alternatively, he'll give $20,000 worth of his production time.

In a further move, BT is also planning to set up a community website where musicians can register and 'thumbprint' all their gear. The hope is that this will help people to track down their hardware if it's stolen and put up for sale somewhere (on eBay, for example).

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.