A string of issues has been plaguing Sunset Sound, a renowned recording studio in Hollywood, which the studio attributes to the homeless community surrounding the building. The studio, known for producing iconic records and being in operation for 64 years, is now facing an existential threat due to the homeless problem.
President Paul Camarata of Sunset Sound has stated that incidents like Taylor Swift getting accosted outside the studio have had a negative impact on their business. Additionally, the building has been set on fire twice in the past year, and needles are being left in plain sight outside the studio while people use the bathroom anywhere they please, resulting in property damage.
During Sunday’s burglary, thieves stole blank checks from the studio, leading to accounts being canceled. This has further exacerbated tensions between Sunset Sound and the homeless community. The L.A City Councilman Hugo Soto-Martinez’s office is monitoring the situation but declined an on-camera interview regarding it.
The homeless population in the area has grown to approximately 3000 people with only 400 shelter beds available, which leaves many without adequate housing or resources. This shortage of support has caused many people to resort to living in public spaces such as near businesses like Sunset Sound.
As a result of all these issues, Sunset Sound is struggling to maintain its operations and ensure its future remains secure. While steps are being taken by authorities to address this issue, it remains unclear whether it will be enough to prevent further incidents from occurring at this vital cultural landmark