Nashville, TN (August 2, 2017)—The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, in partnership with Iron Mountain Entertainment Services held an exclusive event at Third Man Records in Nashville during the Summer NAMM Show.
The evening celebrated Nashville's longtime commitment to excellence in audio and the archiving and preservation of recorded music and film. The event was attended by leaders from the Nashville recording and entertainment communities.
The evening began with Maureen Droney, the Recording Academy managing director, P&E Wing and Recording Technology, welcomed attendees and remarked on the P&E Wing's relationship with Iron Mountain, and how they share a vision of best practices in preservation and archiving as well as an overall commitment to excellence in audio. "Best technical practices are the reason for our partnership with Iron Mountain, a company that is really the gold standard for music archiving and preservation, and the home, these days, to many of the original masters of the music that we all know and love," she stated.
Kevin Kadish, co-chair of the Nashville Chapter P&E Wing committee, spoke for himself and co-chair Gary Paczosa about the importance of technical best practices, recording education and other Academy initiatives. Droney then introduced a short clip from American Epic, a collaborative documentary project executive-produced by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White.
Greg Parkin, director of digital solutions for Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, remarked on Iron Mountain’s overall work in the preservation field. Barry Cardinael, Nashville-based project manager for Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, elaborated on the Nashville community's longtime contributions to preservation initiatives, before a short video presentation from Iron Mountain.
Alicia Warwick introduced the evening's entertainment, a performance by local indie favorite Diamond Carter. After the program, guests were treated to a guided tour of Third Man's facilities.
Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing