In recent years, Sunset Sound, a legendary recording studio in Hollywood, has been facing numerous challenges that threaten its existence. The latest incident occurred on Sunday when the studio was broken into. According to Paul Cammarata, the president of Sunset Sound, the homeless community surrounding the building is to blame for the break-ins and other problems facing the studio.
In addition to the break-in, Sunset Sound has also faced incidents such as Taylor Swift walking out of the studio. This had a negative impact on the business and made recording artists hesitant to work with the studio. To make matters worse, the building was set on fire twice in the past year.
The situation has escalated to a point where needles are left in plain sight in front of the studio, and people use the bathroom wherever they want, causing property damage. During Sunday’s break-in, thieves stole blank checks from Sunset Sound’s accounts which were canceled as a result.
The number of homeless people in the area has reached about 3,000 people with only 400 beds available in shelters. LA City Councilman Hugo Soto-Martinez’s office is monitoring the situation and working with field teams but declined an on-camera interview.
Overall, these problems stemming from homelessness have greatly affected Sunset Sound’s operations and put its future in jeopardy. It remains to be seen whether this iconic studio will be able to overcome these challenges and continue producing iconic records for decades to come.