Historic Music Studio Returns to Its Original Name
Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc.(NYSE:HPP) announced today the launch of United Recording under the original name of the famed recording studio located at 6050 Sunset Blvd. United Recording, located at Sunset Gower Studios, was formerly known as Ocean Way Recording. United Recording, one of the world's most recognized music recording studios, is responsible for record sales of more than one billion units. United Recording was founded in 1957 by the legendary recording engineer and electronics inventor Bill Putnam with the backing of Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra.
"This is a pivotal time in the studio's history," stated United Recording Manager, Rob Goodchild. "We look to the future while holding ourselves to the standards of our past." The original control rooms and recording spaces have remained virtually the same, retaining the classic acoustic design favored by artists ranging from Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Ray Charles, to modern hit makers such as Radiohead, Green Day and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. "United Recording is a legendary studio in the heart of Hollywood. It is not only a piece of entertainment industry history but remains a highly sought-after production space for top artists," said Bill Humphrey, General Manager, Sunset Gower and Sunset Bronson Studios. The famed recording studios have remained untouched, with the original equipment in place run by industry-leading technical staff, while the lounges and common spaces have undergone significant upgrades.
Hudson Pacific Properties acquired the studio in 2013 and is striving to continue the legacy of this historic recording studio. Victor Coleman, CEO of Hudson Pacific Properties, added, "The rebranding back to the original name, United Recording, is one component of a continued investment in strategic media and entertainment properties and reinforces our goal of providing exceptional multimedia production facilities and services to global media and entertainment clients."
About Hudson Pacific Properties
Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. is a full-service, vertically integrated real estate company focused on owning, operating and acquiring high-quality office properties and state-of-the-art media and entertainment properties in select growth markets primarily in the Pacific Northwest and Northern and Southern California. The Company's strategic investment program targets high barrier-to-entry, in-fill locations with favorable, long-term supply-demand characteristics in select target markets, including Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle. The Company's portfolio currently consists of approximately 6.4 million square feet, not including undeveloped land that the Company believes can support an additional 1.9 million square feet. The Company has elected to be taxed as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, for federal income tax purposes. Hudson Pacific Properties is a component of the Russell 2000(r) and the Russell 3000(r) indices.
For information about United Recording, visit: http://www.unitedrecordingstudios.com
Contact Robin Goodchild 323-467-9375.