– “No Regrets: Preservation Techniques Past, Present and Future” will highlight the need for preservation and offer practical advice for artists, producers and engineers –
LOS ANGELES, CA – At the upcoming Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tenn., Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM), the global leader in storage and information management services, will participate in a panel entitled “No Regrets: Preservation Techniques Past, Present and Future,” part of the convention’s TEC Tracks series of educational sessions. Barry Cardinael, project manager for Iron Mountain Film & Sound Archives, will represent Iron Mountain’s Entertainment Services as a panelist, alongside fellow panelists Mark Needham, engineer, producer and mixer for artists such as Chris Isaak, Fleetwood Mac and The Killers; and Kelly Pribble, studio engineer for Dolly Parton, BeBe and CeCe Winans and James Morrison. The panel moderator is Jim Kaiser, Director of Technology, MasterMix, and Audio Engineering Technology instructor at Belmont University. The session will take place Thursday, July 13, from 2-3 p.m. CDT at the convention’s TEC Tracks booth (#263).
An artist, engineer or producer will spend hours in the studio recording, tracking, overdubbing and finally mastering their latest project or hit single. But after the heavy lifting is done, what are they doing to ensure the preservation and archival of all the hard work? This panel brings together leaders in the industry from a number of different disciplines to help guide attendees and give them practical information on how to save and preserve their most valued works. The discussion will outline best practices for archiving, including all documentation (agreements, session logs, settings, etc.), deliverables beyond the main project (instrumentals, a cappellas, TV tracks, vocal-up and vocal-down mixes, etc.) and possible issues with hard drives (including lifespans and horror stories). The session will also cover issues with analog tape storage and recovery, approaches for archiving on a budget and much more.
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 services and best practices for security, archival/preservation services and expertise, clients can rest assured that their works will be safe and accessible for future generations. Iron Mountain Entertainment Services currently preserves nearly 31 million individual media elements (films, music recordings, videos, etc.) for 1600 customers in 11 dedicated facilities around the world, digitizing over one million assets and storing more than 50 petabytes of data.
About Iron Mountain Entertainment Services
Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE: IRM) is the global leader in storage and information management services. Trusted by more than 230,000 organizations around the world, Iron Mountain’s real estate network comprises more than 85 million square feet across more than 1,400 facilities in 46 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, helping 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 http://www.ironmountain.com for more information.