SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (JAN. 30, 2020) — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® has renewed its partnership with Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM) Entertainment Services (IMES). As the recording industry's trusted resource for preserving music and protecting musical intellectual property, and as an official P&E Wing Sustaining Partner, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services provides title sponsorship for professional development events and serves as a 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 consider Iron Mountain Entertainment Services a close ally and a key member of the audio community," stated Maureen Droney, Recording Academy Sr. Managing Director, Producers & Engineers Wing. "IMES has long been synonymous with excellence in sound, film and fine art archival practices. With the recent increased music industry focus on the importance of protecting original music masters, the issues related to proper asset management are more fundamental than ever. We share with IMES the same vision of best practices in archiving, preservation, restoration and transfer, as well as an overall commitment to excellence in audio. We look forward to continuing our joint efforts to preserve the past and shape the future of recorded music."
Lance Podell, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, added, "We are extremely proud of the work we do to deliver end-to-end asset lifecycle management to our recording clients—artists, producers, labels, engineers, managers and archivists. We share the emotional connection that artists have to their life's work – from physical items like costumes, instruments and set lists to digital files like concert video – and we're deeply committed to providing solutions that ensure the value of these items is preserved and accessible for future generations. Our partnership with the Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing is not just vital to our ability to deliver industry leading solutions but also to our commitment to preserve legacies and activate archives for future use. Through our partnership with the P&E Wing we continue to raise awareness of the critical importance of thoughtful archive strategy, and work with creators and entertainers to develop and implement best practices to future-proof their life's work."
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Photo caption 1: Pictured L-R: Meg Travis, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services Director, Marketing; Lance Podell, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services SVP & General Manager; and Maureen Droney, Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing Sr. Managing Director, pictured at the Producers & Engineers Wing 13th annual GRAMMY® Week event honoring Dr. Dre at Village Studios on Jan. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Courtesy of the Recording Academy®/photos by Maury Phillips, Getty Images © 2020.
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Photo caption 2: Pictured L-R: Meg Travis, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services Director, Marketing; Lance Podell, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services SVP & General Manager; and Maureen Droney, Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing Sr. Managing Director, pictured in front of the Recording Academy's iconic gramophone at the Producers & Engineers Wing 13th annual GRAMMY Week event honoring Dr. Dre at Village Studios on Jan. 22, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Courtesy of the Recording Academy®/photos by Maury Phillips, Getty Images © 2020.
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ABOUT IRON MOUNTAIN ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES
Established to meet the needs of clients' archives in music, film, television, academia, sports
and entertainment, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services (IMES) provides physical and digital asset lifecycle management solutions with unmatched security and safety tailored to these market sectors. IMES operates purpose-built storage and studio facilities staffed with award-winning engineers in Los Angeles, Chicago, Nashville, Toronto, New York City, London, and Paris. Through IMES' industry-leading best practices and expertise in inventory management and asset preservation, content creators and entertainers can rest assured that the value of their legacies is kept safe and remains accessible for future generations. Visit https://www.ironmountain.com/industries/entertainment for more information.