United Recording studios threatened with disappearance?
On Instagram, the owners of the premises announced that they were stopping their daily activities from April 3 and would instead rent the studio for film shoots and special events.
"Our historic facility will remain open and we will continue to maintain the studios and equipment
," the owners continue.
According to the
, Hudson Pacific Properties, the company that purchased the building in 2013, laid off most employees days before this announcement.
The place faces reorganization rather than dissolution.
According to the facility's spokesperson,
will help keep this legacy intact by strengthening the studio's financial position while ensuring customers have the best possible experience
Founded in 1957 by Bill Putnam, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, “
United Recording is one of the best-known recording studios in the entertainment industry
,” reads the caption of an Instagram post from the studios. .
Sinatra, the famous interpreter of
even had some of his records cut there.
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He is not the only world famous artist to have crossed the door of United Recording Studios.
Over the years and musical genres, many talents have come to shape their albums there: from Ray Charles with
Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
to Jay-Z with
or Kendrick Lamar with
Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers
his latest album, released in 2022. According to The
, the Audio Engineering Society (AES) considers United Recording one of the
"7 Audio Wonders of the World"
, along with Abbey Road and Capitol Studios.