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Music Business: Studio
Not many recording studios can boast a history more than a century long. And although Emil Berliner Studios are no longer located in their original site, their story is inseparably linked to some major milestones in the history of recording.
When Sound City Studios closed its doors in 2011, it had been a legendary rock & roll recording venue for over 40 years. Now the premises have been taken over by a producer and sound engineer whose aesthetic is even more retro and analogue-based than Sound City’s.
Running a successful multi-room recording facility is challenging at the best of times, and relocating such a studio to a different continent is in an entirely different league of difficulty! This, however, is what Francesco Cameli has done.
Perhaps the only classic Hollywood recording studio of this type that is still open today, Boulevard began as Continental Recorders around 1966. It changed name to Producer’s Workshop, before going on to create musical history in the 1970s.