Iron Mountain entertainment and media archives services

Entertainment and media archives

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 Media & Archive Services provides the industry expertise and cutting-edge technology to protect your media assets across their entire lifecycle, including climate-appropriate storage and logistics, analogue or physical format remediation, digitisation, digital preservation, and distribution.

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

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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

Turn up the power of your media archive

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 cares for your media as if it was our own

At Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services, 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 media and archive solutions

Physical Storage and Asset Care

We partner with major corporations, media companies, and institutions to safeguard some of the world's most valuable assets
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Digitisation and Digital Media Services

From vintage film and video to priceless master recordings and source negatives, our expertise in restoration, remediation, and preservation spans a range of media and original sources
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Smart Vault

Smart Vault is a hosted digital content repository and user-friendly media asset management platform that safely stores, organises, and preserves all your digital content exactly as you created it
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Premium Archival Services

Our team of credentialed experts provides project-based or ongoing archive curation services depending on your goals for your archive, whether for monetisation or for preservation or posterity
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Why Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services?

Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services is your trusted partner to safeguard and activate your media archives. We offer unparalleled expertise, innovative solutions, and robust security measures to protect, preserve, and promote your precious media assets. Whether it’s physical storage, digitisation, or asset management, our comprehensive suite of services meets every need. With Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services, you gain peace of mind and confidence in the enduring value of your archives, empowering you to focus on creating more of the content the world loves.


About Us

  • 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”
There are many companies that have the capability to digitise older tapes, but we knew we needed the best partner to help us restore and care for the Sun Records collection. Iron Mountain Media & Archive Services has the history of success, the experts, the facilities, and the unique processes that ensured the successful preservation of these fragile, priceless assets.
Donna GreccoVice President of Creative and Assets, Primary Wave Music

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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