Sunset Sound, a renowned recording studio in Hollywood, has been facing several issues in recent years, primarily due to the homeless community that resides around the building. The latest incident occurred on Sunday when the studio was burglarized. This is just the tip of the iceberg for Sunset Sound, which has been operating for 64 years and is known for producing iconic records.
The homeless problem has had a significant impact on the business, causing recording artists to hesitate working with the studio. One of the incidents that caused negative publicity was when Taylor Swift got accosted outside the studio. Additionally, there have been multiple fires set near the building in the past year, resulting in damage and disruptions to operations.
The situation has escalated so much that needles are being left outside the studio, and people are using the bathroom anywhere they please, leading to property damage. During Sunday’s burglary, thieves stole blank checks from Sunset Sound, leading to cancelation of their accounts.
According to Paul Camarata, president of Sunset Sound, this latest incident will further impact their ability to continue operations at their current location. Camarata stated that “This is not just an attack on our business; it’s an attack on our industry.” He went on to explain how this burglary will have a ripple effect on other businesses in Hollywood as well as affect future production plans for artists looking to work with Sunset Sound.
The homeless population in the area has grown significantly in recent years, with over 3000 people living nearby. However, there are only 400 shelter beds available for them. L.A City Councilman Hugo Soto-Martinez’s office stated that they are monitoring the situation and working with outreach teams but declined an interview request at this time.
Overall, these issues stemming from the homeless community pose a significant threat to Sunset Sound’s future operations and may lead them down a path towards closure if not addressed promptly by authorities and local organizations responsible for managing housing and outreach programs for homeless individuals in Hollywood area.