Sunset Sound, a legendary recording studio in Hollywood, is facing its toughest challenge yet in the form of homelessness. The studio, renowned for producing iconic records and operating for 64 years, has been grappling with issues that have arisen due to the growing homeless population around the building.
Paul Camarata, president of Sunset Sound, has stated that the homeless problem has caused recording artists to hesitate working with the studio. One such incident was when Taylor Swift was accosted outside the studio, resulting in negative publicity for the business. Additionally, two fires have occurred at the building in just over a year.
The situation has escalated to the point where needles are being left outside and people are using bathrooms wherever they please, causing significant property damage. On Sunday, thieves stole blank checks from the studio during a burglary, which led to their accounts being cancelled.
According to L.A City Councilman Hugo Soto-Martinez’s office, there are approximately 3000 homeless people living in the area with only 400 available shelter beds. Despite this grim reality, Soto-Martinez’s office is monitoring the situation closely and working with outreach teams to address it effectively.
The future of Sunset Sound hangs in the balance as it continues to battle against this challenging issue that threatens its very existence.