The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing has renewed its partnership with Iron Mountain Entertainment Services (IMES). As a resource for preserving music and protecting musical intellectual property, and as an official P&E Wing Sustaining Partner, IMES provides title sponsorship for professional development events and serves as a member of the P&E Wing Manufacturer’s Council, an 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.
“We consider Iron Mountain Entertainment Services a close ally and a key member of the audio community,” states Maureen Droney, Recording Academy senior managing director, Producers & Engineers Wing. “With the recent increased music industry focus on the importance of protecting original music masters, the issues related to proper asset management are more fundamental than ever. We share with IMES the same vision of best practices in archiving, preservation, restoration and transfer, as well as an overall commitment to excellence in audio. We look forward to continuing our joint efforts to preserve the past and shape the future of recorded music.”
Lance Podell, senior vice president and general manager for IMES, adds, “We are extremely proud of the work we do to deliver end-to-end asset lifecycle management to our recording clients — artists, producers, labels, engineers, managers and archivists. We share the emotional connection that artists have to their life’s work – from physical items like costumes, instruments and set lists to digital files like concert video – and we’re deeply committed to providing solutions that ensure the value of these items is preserved and accessible for future generations. Our partnership with the Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing is not just vital to our ability to deliver industry leading solutions but also to our commitment to preserve legacies and activate archives for future use. Through our partnership with the P&E Wing we continue to raise awareness of the critical importance of thoughtful archive strategy, and work with creators and entertainers to develop and implement best practices to future-proof their life’s work.”