The burglary of Sunset Sound, a Hollywood recording studio renowned for producing iconic records, has intensified the string of issues it has been facing. These problems are attributed by the studio to the homeless community that surrounds the building. With 64 years in operation, Sunset Sound is now facing its greatest threat to existence.
According to Paul Camarata, president of Sunset Sound, incidents such as Taylor Swift being accosted outside the studio have impacted their business negatively. Furthermore, property damage caused by people using the bathroom anywhere they please and leaving needles in plain sight outside the studio has escalated the situation. During Sunday’s burglary, thieves stole blank checks from the studio which led to cancellation of their accounts.
The homeless population in the area has reached an estimated 3000 people with only 400 shelter beds available. Despite this, L.A City Councilman Hugo Soto-Martinez’s office is monitoring the situation and working with outreach teams although he declined an on-camera interview.
With property damage and theft becoming commonplace at Sunset Sound, its future hangs in jeopardy.