A renowned recording studio in Hollywood, Sunset Sound, was burglarized on Sunday. This is the latest in a string of issues that the studio has been facing, which they attribute to the homeless community around the building. The studio, known for producing iconic records, has been in operation for 64 years. However, the homeless problem is now threatening its existence.
According to Sunset Sound president Paul Camarata, incidents like Taylor Swift getting accosted when she ventured outside the studio have had a negative impact on the business. Additionally, property damage caused by people using bathrooms anywhere they please and needles being left in plain sight outside the studio have worsened the situation. During Sunday’s burglary, thieves stole the studio’s blank checks leading to cancelation 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 stated they are monitoring this situation and working with outreach teams but Soto-Martinez declined an on-camera interview.
Overall, these issues stemming from the homeless community have greatly impacted Sunset Sound’s operations and put its future at risk as it struggles to remain relevant in a rapidly changing music industry landscape.