The renowned recording studio, Sunset Sound, located in Hollywood was the target of a burglary on Sunday. This incident marks the latest in a series of problems that the studio has been facing. According to Paul Camarata, the president of Sunset Sound, the homeless community around the building has been causing issues for their business.
Over the years, Sunset Sound has been known for producing iconic records and has been operational for 64 years. However, with the increasing homeless population in the area, which is estimated at approximately 3,000 people, with only 400 shelter beds available, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to sustain their operations.
One of the significant issues that have affected Sunset Sound’s business is incidents like Taylor Swift getting accosted when she ventured outside the studio. The negative impact these incidents have had on their business cannot be overstated. Furthermore, property damage has resulted from people using bathrooms anywhere they please and leaving needles in plain sight outside of the studio.
During Sunday’s burglary, thieves stole blank checks from Sunset Sound, leading to accounts being canceled. This incident further strained resources that were already under pressure due to other issues caused by homelessness in the area.
The L.A City Councilman Hugo Soto-Martinez’s office stated that they are monitoring the situation closely and working with outreach teams to address these issues. However, an on-camera interview was declined by Soto-Martinez when asked about his office’s involvement in resolving this issue.
In conclusion, Sunset Sound faces significant challenges due to issues related to homelessness in Hollywood. The loss of business opportunities and resources puts its future at risk as it struggles to maintain its position as a leading recording studio in Los Angeles.