Santa Monica, Calif. (October 24, 2016) — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® has had an ongoing and highly-valued relationship with industry partner Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) Entertainment Services, and the 141st AES Convention in Los Angeles (Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, 2016) was the perfect opportunity for the two organizations to celebrate their long-term partnership. Iron Mountain announced its continued support of the P&E Wing's initiatives and membership throughout 2016-2017, and the P&E Wing marked the occasion by presenting Iron Mountain with a special certificate of appreciation at an exclusive reception on the convention's opening night.
The reception took place on the rooftop of the historic Iron Mountain Entertainment Services building in L.A., where guests got a rare 360-degree view of the Los Angeles landscape, as well as guided tours of the facility itself. The certificate of appreciation recognizes Iron Mountain's more than six decades of top-notch technological efforts and dedication to excellence in audio preservation, archiving and restoration.
As an official P&E Wing partner, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services provides title sponsorship of regional Recording Academy Chapter professional development events and serves as a sustaining member of the P&E Wing Manufacturer's Council, a diverse array of audio-related companies that function as a creative think-tank to address industry issues, including technical best practices, new technology development, preservation of recording assets and creative rights.
"We are very pleased that Iron Mountain is continuing to work closely this year with The Producers & Engineers Wing," stated Maureen Droney, The Recording Academy Managing Director, P&E Wing and Recording Technology. "Iron Mountain represents an industry standard of best practices in archiving, preservation, restoration and transfer of film and audio. These areas are directly relevant to the preservation and intellectual property issues that are important to the P&E Wing and its members. We look forward to continuing our special relationship with Iron Mountain through 2017 and beyond."
"Iron Mountain has been a partner to the music recording industry for many years, protecting and preserving some of the most important recordings in America's musical history," said Jeff Anthony, SVP/Business Unit Leader, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services. "This partnership with The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing will allow us to continue that relationship with the industry while also giving us a platform to advise on, and advocate for, best practices in asset preservation and creative rights management. We look forward to playing an active and important role in helping to shape the future of recorded music."
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Photo Caption: Members of the Iron Mountain Entertainment Services team accept a certificate of appreciation from Maureen Droney, The Recording Academy Managing Director, P&E Wing and Recording Technology, September 28, 2016. Pictured L-R: Brett Zinn, Audio Engineer/Media Production Services, Iron Mountain Digital Studios; Eric Bricker, General Manager, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services; Bob Koszela, Studio Manager, Iron Mountain Digital Studios; Maureen Droney; Eileen Sweeney, SVP, Iron Mountain; Greg Parkin, Director of Digital Solutions, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services; Kelly Pribble, Audio Engineer, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services; and Roshan Kindred, Director, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services. Photographed by: Becky Sapp/WireImage. Photo Courtesy of The Recording Academy®. © 2016
About The Recording Academy: Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY® Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Google +, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.
About The Producers & Engineers Wing: Currently more than 6,500 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.