Santa Monica, Calif. (September 30, 2015) — 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."
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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.
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Photo Caption 2: Pictured L-R: Maureen Droney, The Recording Academy Managing Director, P&E Wing and Recording Technology; and Jeff Anthony, SVP of Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, 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.
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.
About Iron Mountain Incorporated: 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, medical data, and millions of entertainment assets for the recording industry. Visit ironmountain.com for more information.