In recent years, Sunset Sound, a well-known recording studio in Hollywood, has been facing increasing challenges that threaten its existence. These issues stem from the growing homeless community surrounding the building. According to Sunset Sound president Paul Camarata, the homeless population has caused recording artists to hesitate working with the studio.
One incident that had a significant impact on the business was when Taylor Swift was accosted outside the studio. The situation has escalated to the point where needles are being left in plain sight outside the building and people are using public bathrooms indiscriminately, resulting in property damage. During Sunday’s burglary, thieves stole the studio’s blank checks, leading to the cancellation 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 is monitoring the situation and working with outreach teams, although he declined an on-camera interview. Despite these efforts, it seems that Sunset Sound is still struggling to keep up with these challenges and maintain its operations while also addressing concerns from those who work there and live nearby.
Overall, Sunset Sound’s future remains uncertain as it grapples with this ongoing issue of homelessness that continues to impact not just their business but also those around them.