The L.A. Goldrush—Thirty Years of Studio Excellence

The late sixties saw the westward movement of the pop recording studio scene in the U.S., which would soon transform the entire global audio industry. Prior to that time, the Meccas were London and New York City, while studios in Los Angeles and other international centers primarily catered to their regional talent. Having launched Record Plant in New York City, in 1968— with 12-track recording—we saw the writing on the wall and were fortunate to play a part in the L.A. expansion with the opening of Record Plant L.A. in 1969—with 16-track recording. As a result of this geographic restructuring of the music business, the new nexus of hit-making was, in Stevie Wonder's words, “La La Land.”

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