Santa Monica, Calif. (July 24, 2017) — On Thursday, July 13, 2017, the Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®, in partnership with Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM) 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. Guests enjoyed a special live performance, along with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.
The event was attended by leaders from the Nashville recording and entertainment communities, including Alicia Warwick, Executive Director for the Recording Academy Nashville Chapter; Trey Fanjoy, the newly named President of the Academy's Nashville Chapter; Anastasia Brown, Nashville Film Festival President; Tracy Gershon, Red Light Management; Whitney Kroenke, Founder, Playing for Change; Shannon Casey, CAA (Creative Artists Agency); Beverly Keel, noted journalist and Chair of MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry; mastering engineer Eric Boulanger; prominent engineer/producers Ben Fowler, Dave Brainard, Chuck Ainlay, Mark Needham, Brian Foraker and Ryan Hewitt; musical artist Robin Hitchcock and many others.
The evening began with Maureen Droney, the Recording Academy Managing Director, P&E Wing and Recording Technology, welcoming attendees to Third Man Records. She remarked on the P&E Wing's relationship with Iron Mountain, and how the two of them share the same vision of best practices in preservation and archiving as well as an overall commitment to excellence in audio. She stated, "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."
Droney then introduced Kevin Kadish, co-chair of the Nashville Chapter P&E Wing committee, who spoke for himself and fellow co-chair Gary Paczosa about the importance of technical best practices, recording education, 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, then remarked on Iron Mountain’s overall work in the preservation field, followed by Barry Cardinael, Nashville-based project manager for Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, who elaborated on the Nashville community's longtime contributions to preservation initiatives A short video presentation from Iron Mountain was next, followed by Alicia Warwick, who 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.
Parkin noted, "We value our relationship with The Recording Academy, and we have similar visions in terms of preserving the art of recorded music. Nashville obviously has a rich history in popular music and the arts, and we are proud to play an important role in this vital community."
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Photo caption 1: On Thursday, July 13, 2017, the Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® and Iron Mountain Entertainment Services held an exclusive event at Third Man Records in Nashville during the Summer NAMM Show. Pictured L-R, standing: Alicia Warwick, Executive Director for the Recording Academy Nashville Chapter; Maureen Droney, the Recording Academy Managing Director, P&E Wing and Recording Technology; Greg Parkin, Director of Digital Solutions for Iron Mountain Entertainment Services; and Barry Cardinael, Nashville-based project manager for Iron Mountain Entertainment Services. Seated: singer-songwriter Tyler Tuohy (aka Diamond Carter) and vocalist/cellist Melodie Morris. Photo courtesy of the Recording Academy. © 2017.
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Photo caption 2: Pictured L-R: Greg Parkin, Director of Digital Solutions for Iron Mountain Entertainment Services (at microphone); and Barry Cardinael, Nashville-based project manager for Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, pictured on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the exclusive event at Third Man Records in Nashville during the Summer NAMM Show held by the Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® and Iron Mountain Entertainment Services. Photo courtesy of the Recording Academy. © 2017.
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Photo caption 3: Visitors to the exclusive event at Third Man Records in Nashville during the Summer NAMM Show (held by the Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® and Iron Mountain Entertainment Services on Thursday, July 13, 2017) take a tour of Third Man's vinyl mastering lathe setup. Photo courtesy of the Recording Academy. © 2017.
About the Recording Academy: Established in 1957, the Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers and recording professionals 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 Recording Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @RecordingAcad on Twitter, like "Recording Academy / GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The Recording Academy’s social communities on Google+, Instagram, Tumblr and YouTube.
About the Producers & Engineers Wing: Currently more than 6,000 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: Iron Mountain Incorporated (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader for storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 220,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain boasts a real estate network of more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in 47 countries dedicated to protecting and preserving what matters most for its customers. Iron Mountain’s solutions portfolio includes records management, data management, document management, data centers, art storage and logistics, and secure shredding help organizations to lower storage costs, comply with regulations, recover from disaster, and better use their information. Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain stores and protects billions of information assets, including critical business documents, electronic information, medical data and cultural and historical artifacts. Visit www.ironmountain.com for more information.