Producers & Engineers Wing® and Iron Mountain Entertainment Services Hold Preservation Celebration at Nashville’s Third Man Records
Producers And Engineers Wing
On Thursday, July 13, 2017, the Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing®, in partnership with Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, held an exclusive event at Third Man Records in Nashville during the Summer NAMM Show. The evening, attended by leading members of the Nashville recording community, celebrated Music City’s long heritage of excellence in audio and the archiving and preservation of recorded music.
Among the attendees were Trey Fanjoy, 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 Nashville-based engineer/producers Ben Fowler, Dave Brainard, Chuck Ainlay, Mark Needham, Brian Foraker and Ryan Hewitt; musical artist Robin Hitchcock and many others.
After an introductory video on the P&E Wing, Maureen Droney, Managing Director of the P&E Wing remarked that, "Best technical practices are the reason for our partnership with Iron Mountain, a company that is 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."
Producer/songwriter/musician Kevin Kadish, co-chair of the Nashville Chapter P&E Wing committee, then spoke for himself and fellow co-chair Gary Paczosa about current P&E Wing initiatives and activities. A short clip from American Epic, the collaborative documentary project on early music recordings executive-produced by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford and Jack White then set the stage for further conversation about music preservation.
Greg Parkin, Director of Digital Solutions for Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, described Iron Mountain’s overall work in the preservation field, with Barry Cardinael, Nashville-based project manager for Iron Mountain Entertainment Services, elaborating on the Nashville community's longtime contributions to preservation initiatives. A short video presentation from Iron Mountain concluded the presentation, and Nashville Chapter Executive Director Alicia Warwick then introduced the evening's entertainment, a performance by local indie favorite Diamond Carter. After the program, guests were treated to a guided tour of the Third Man's facility with special attention paid to the vinyl cutting lathes used on the premises.
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