Hollywood’s Sunset Sound Studio Faces Uncertain Future Due to Homelessness

Homeless encampments surrounding iconic recording studio Sunset Sound impact business

On Sunday, the famous recording studio Sunset Sound in Hollywood fell victim to a burglary. The studio’s president, Paul Camarata, expressed his frustration with the situation and stated that the ongoing homeless problem could potentially put them out of business.

In addition to the burglary, the building has been set on fire twice in the last year. This has caused recording artists to be reluctant to work with the studio, as mentioned by Camarata when he spoke about an incident involving Taylor Swift, who was accosted while visiting a nearby 7-Eleven.

The visible impact of the homeless problem is also being felt by the marketing producer, Drew Dempsey, who described needles being laid out in plain sight and people using the bathroom anywhere.

Studio manager Josh Lawrence noted that the situation has deeply upset long-time clients who have been coming to the studio for decades. With roughly 3,000 people experiencing homelessness in the district and only 400 shelter beds, it has become increasingly challenging for Sunset Sound.

While L.A. City Councilman Hugo Soto-Martinez declined an on-camera interview, his office released a statement stating that they are monitoring the situation and working with outreach teams to address ongoing issues related to homelessness in Hollywood.

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