Iron Mountain Entertainment Services Continues to Provide Expertise on Issues Related to Preserving Music and Protecting Musical Intellectual Property for the Recording Industry
Santa Monica, Calif. — The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® recently hosted An Evening of Appreciation partner reception at Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) Entertainment Services. The event was held on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at the Iron Mountain facility in Los Angeles, and was attended by representatives from some of the industry's top pro-audio brands and a who's-who in the L.A. recording community, many of whom support the Wing through sponsorship and other collaborative opportunities throughout the year.
The evening began with an exclusive viewing of select GRAMMY Museum® artifacts, followed by tours of Iron Mountain's digital studios and cocktails and hors d'oeuvres on the historic building's rooftop, which boasts a rare 360° panoramic view of Hollywood.
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.
At the ceremony, Maureen Droney, The Recording Academy Managing Director, P&E Wing and Recording Technology, stated, "Of course I was always aware that Iron Mountain was the gold standard for restoration, archiving and preservation, but it wasn't until I got a tour of this amazing facility that houses Iron Mountain Entertainment Services that I really began to understand the breadth and depth of what the company does. That tour led to the P&E Wing, GRAMMY Museum and GRAMMY Foundation® partnerships with Iron Mountain, because we are all passionate advocates of excellence and integrity in archiving and preservation. All of us at the GRAMMY® organizations are grateful for the support that Iron Mountain provides, and this evening is a celebration of our partnership."
"Iron Mountain is proud of its partnership with the entire GRAMMY organization, including the Museum, the foundation, and specifically the Producers & Engineers Wing," said Jeff Anthony, Sr. Vice President, Iron Mountain Entertainment Services. "We are honored that the P&E Wing views us as a valuable partner in the area of protection and preservation of our country's musical heritage. With over 25 million analog assets under management at Iron Mountain and more than one-million hours of digitized analog content expertise, we advocate strongly for best practices in the field of archiving in the recorded music space."
Photo Caption 1: Pictured L-R: Rita George, Deputy Executive Director – GRAMMY Museum; Jeff Anthony, SVP of Iron Mountain Entertainment Services; and Maureen Droney, The Recording Academy Managing Director, P&E Wing and Recording Technology, at An Evening of Appreciation at Iron Mountain Entertainment Services on September 17, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Photograph courtesy of The Recording Academy®/WireImage. © 2015.