The renowned recording studio Sunset Sound in Hollywood has faced a string of issues in recent years, which they attribute to the growing homeless community around the building. These problems have threatened the studio’s existence and caused recording artists to hesitate working with them.
Incidents such as Taylor Swift getting accosted when she ventured outside the studio have had a negative impact on the business. Additionally, the building has been set on fire twice in the past year. The situation has escalated to the point where needles are being left in plain sight outside the studio, and people are using the bathroom anywhere they please, resulting in property damage.
During Sunday’s burglary, thieves stole Sunset Sound’s blank checks, leading to the cancellation of their accounts. The homeless population in the area has reached approximately 3,000 people, with only 400 shelter beds available. L.A. City Councilman Hugo Soto-Martinez’s office has stated that they are monitoring the situation and working with outreach teams, although Soto-Martinez declined an on-camera interview.
Sunset Sound president Paul Camarata expressed his frustration with the situation saying that “the homeless issue is now threatening our existence.” With its future hanging in the balance, it remains to be seen if Sunset Sound will be able to overcome these challenges and continue producing iconic records for another 64 years.