LOS ANGELES – December 8, 2015 – The Entertainment Services division of Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM), the storage and information management company, will be a key sponsor of the 10th annual Billboard Women in Music event in New York on December 11. This is the second time Iron Mountain has sponsored the event, which honors the most powerful women in the music industry. This year Billboard will honor musician, actress and visual artist Lady Gaga as Woman of the Year. Additional honorees are Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, Kelsea Ballerini, Tori Kelly, Lana Del Rey, Selena Gomez, Missy Elliott and Loretta Lynn.
The ceremony will be held at Cipriani Midtown in New York. Lifetime, the exclusive broadcast partner, will air Women in Music on December 18, for the first time. The program is held in conjunction with the publication of Billboard’s Women in Music 2015: The Most Powerful Women in the Music Industry. Jody Gerson, chairman/CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group, was named Executive of the Year. Honorees, selected by Billboard’s editorial team, are trailblazing women who have inspired the music business with their success, leadership and new ideas over the past 12 months.
“We’re proud to once again sponsor this important event for Billboard that recognizes the important contributions of women to the music industry,” said Jeff Anthony, senior vice president for Iron Mountain Entertainment Services. “Our Entertainment Services business supports so many facets of the entertainment industry, from production to preservation and digitization. The ‘Women in Music’ event celebrates those women who bring these facets to life, playing vital roles in the music industry. We’re thrilled to be able to once again lend our support to this event, helping Billboard, as one of most influential brands and organizations in music, to acknowledge those in the industry who bring entertainment to life.”
Iron Mountain Entertainment Services was established to meet the needs of clients’ archives in Film, Music, Television, Academia and Entertainment, while providing unmatched security and safety tailored to these market sectors. Through Iron Mountain’s industry-leading approach to security, clients can rest assured that their works will be safe and accessible for future generations, using the company’s technological expertise and best practices in the preservation of their most critical assets. Iron Mountain currently stores nearly 27 million individual media elements (films, music recording, videos, etc.) for 1200 customers in eight dedicated facilities around the world, digitizing one million assets and storing more than 50 petabytes of data.
For more on Iron Mountain’s services for the entertainment industry, visit www.ironmountain.com/Solutions/Entertainment-Industry.aspx.
Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com which is the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike. Billboard was recently named the leading U.S. brand on Twitter, surpassing the NFL, ESPN, BuzzFeed and MTV, with 6.1 million engaged actions in Q3. Billboard has a total social following numbering more than 14.6 million across platforms, including 5 million Facebook followers. Billboard magazine has scored major news-generating covers recently including Lana del Rey, Lady Gaga and Elton John, Ed Sheeran, Florence Welch and Selena Gomez.
About Iron Mountain
Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM) is a leading provider of storage and information management services. The company’s real estate network of over 67 million square feet across more than 1,000 facilities in 36 countries allows it to serve customers with speed and accuracy. And its solutions for records management, data management, document management, and secure shredding help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information for business advantage. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including business documents, backup tapes, electronic files and medical data. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.