Iron Mountain entertainment and media archives services

Entertainment and media archives

Preserve, access, and monetise content with Iron Mountain Media and Archive Services.

Protect and preserve your media archive

As media recording and storage technologies continue to evolve, it’s essential to have a proactive archiving strategy when it comes to preserving your irreplaceable content and collections. 

Iron Mountain Entertainment Services (IMES) provides the industry expertise and cutting-edge technology to protect your media assets across their entire lifecycle, including climate-appropriate storage and logistics, analog or physical format remediation, digitisation, digital preservation, and distribution.

Simply put, we get it, and we’ll get it done.

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Preserve

How can you keep your media assets secure, accessible, and relevant while staying ahead of hardware and software obsolescence?
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Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services provides comprehensive media preservation services, from transport and storage to cataloguing and restoration, ensuring your media assets’ continued security and playability.

Access

How can you ensure your archived media assets are accessible and searchable in a digital format, regardless of their original form?
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Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services specialises in the digitisation of all media formats, including those dating back nearly 100 years. Rest assured your media assets can be transformed into digital files and organised with comprehensive metadata allowing fast, searchable access to your files from anywhere in the world.

Monetise

How can you efficiently monetise your digital content, ensuring a maximum return on your archival investment?
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Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services’ digital archive solutions offer the answer to monetisation. From ultra-secure offline storage for unreleased content to a highly customisable media asset management (MAM) platform allowing collaborative workflows and online distribution, Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services is your partner for archive monetisation.
  • 100M+
    Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services is responsible for the preservation and digitisation of more than 100 million assets worldwide
  • 1,400+
    Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services collaborates with more than 1,400 global clients
  • 50+
    Projects that Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services has worked on for our clients have resulted in more than 50 nominations and awards in the film, audio, and broadcast industries
  • 99%
    Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services has an arsenal of vintage playback equipment that can read 99% of all formats ever created
Our team is made up of entertainment industry veterans who truly love what they do. From our studio engineers to our project managers to our archivists to our leadership team—every single Media & Archive Services team member takes pride in helping to protect our collective cultural heritage.
Lance PodellSenior Vice President, General Manager, Iron Mountain, Moonachie, NJ

Our team cares for your media as if it was our own

At IMES, we help creators and organisations protect and activate their media archives, but that’s only the beginning. We act as caretakers and custodians of your irreplaceable media. A precious record of a moment in time, a historical snapshot, a once-in-a-lifetime memory, preserved for family and fans for generations to come.

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Our team cares for your media as if it was our own

At IMES, we help creators and organisations protect and activate their media archives, but that’s only the beginning. We act as caretakers and custodians of your irreplaceable media. A precious record of a moment in time, a historical snapshot, a once-in-a-lifetime memory, preserved for family and fans for generations to come.

Meet the team
  • CURB Records
  • CANAL+
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Foundation To Be Named Later
  • Big Machine Label Group
  • Audio Engineering Society
  • AMIA logo
  • Rise
  • Recording Academy - Producers & Engineers Wing
  • SAA - Society of American Archivists
  • SMPTE - Society Motion Picture Television Engineers
  • USC School of Cinematic Arts
  • Primary Wave
  • ETC - Entertainment Technology Center
  • Recording Academy - GRAMMY Museum
  • CURB Records
  • CANAL+
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Foundation To Be Named Later
  • Big Machine Label Group
  • Audio Engineering Society
  • AMIA logo
  • Rise
  • Recording Academy - Producers & Engineers Wing
  • SAA - Society of American Archivists
  • SMPTE - Society Motion Picture Television Engineers
  • USC School of Cinematic Arts
  • Primary Wave
  • ETC - Entertainment Technology Center
  • Recording Academy - GRAMMY Museum
I’ve worked with other archive houses, and they’re all great. But Iron Mountain probably has the most capabilities. If you’ve got something weird, you take it to them.
Aly ParkerSupervising Producer, “The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart”

Frequently asked questions

Explore our frequently asked questions to find out more about how we work to secure your legacy, handle your assets, and provide the top-tier service you require

What kind of media does Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services specialise in preserving?
We specialise in preserving a wide range of media types, including film, audio, video, photographs, documents, and 3D objects. Our preservation services extend to both analogue and digital formats.
How does the digitisation process work at Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services?
We use state-of-the-art equipment to create high-quality digital preservation copies of your assets. Once digitised, your assets can be securely stored and easily accessible for future use, or returned to you for safekeeping.
Can I access my assets if they are stored with Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services?
Absolutely! For digital assets, we provide you with an easy-to-use platform that allows you to access and manage digitised assets anytime, anywhere. For physical assets stored in our secure facilities, access can be arranged per your requirements.
How does Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services support monetisation of my content?
Along with preservation, we also offer services to activate and monetise your media archives. We help you explore opportunities for tokenisation, licensing, distribution, and other revenue-generating activities, maximising the value of your preserved content.
How can I get started with Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services?
Getting started with Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services is simple. Just reach out and one of our team members will be in touch with you to discuss your needs and how we can assist.

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