Hollywood. For many, it conjures up the golden age of film, Paramount Studios, the Walk of Fame, the Hollywood sign. But Hollywood is also home to some of the worlds most influential bands and artists. From Snoop Dogg to The Doors, Ice Cube to Jane’s Addiction, The Black Eyed Peas to Maroon 5, No Doubt to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hollywood is fertile ground for music makers who are fierce and unapologetically unique.
Today, Hollywood is seeing a resurgence in the arts as creatives from all over the nation move to the mecca and make it their home. Musicians, composers, producers, audio engineers, as well as actors and writers, are flocking to the iconic Hollywood neighborhood once more. As a result, independent music making and filmmaking are on the rise and the local culture is booming with expression. It’s unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else.
The Hollywood area of Los Angeles, totaling just 30.7 square miles, is an icon unto itself. For nearly a century, Hollywood has been the epicenter of the movie-making industry. Paramount, RKO, Warner Bros. and Columbia Pictures were among the first studios to make Hollywood their home. By the 1920s, Hollywood was the fifth-largest industry in the U.S. By the ’30s, Hollywood was cranking out 600 films a year. It didn’t take long for other entertainment industries to take notice. Television studios and music companies followed suit. Located on Vine, just north of Hollywood Blvd, The Capitol Records building is another familiar sight of the Hollywood skyline.
Christina Applegate, Liza Minnelli, Alison Brie, and Vince Neil were all born in Hollywood, while the likes of Brandy, Cher, and Sarah Jessica Parker attended Hollywood High School. Sure, you’ll find bankers, lawyers, and doctors living in Hollywood too, but we doubt you’ll see them in the Hollywood Wax Museum.
Our point? If you want to make your name in the music business, Hollywood isn’t a bad place to start. With its close proximity to Los Angeles, local, national, and international acts spend a lot of time working in the area. Want to work with them?
That’s where Recording Connection might be able to help. By placing you in a working recording studio with an experienced mentor, you could find yourself behind the glass when some of the biggest names in music come in to record. Our mentors have worked with Justin Timberlake, Adele, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Florence + The Machine, Aminé, Miley Cyrus, Solange, U2, 50Cent, Matchbox 20, Dr Dre, The Killers, Foo Fighters, Aerosmith,Trey Songz, and a great many more famous artists from every genre you can think of.
Of course, this isn’t the time to get all starry-eyed: this is the time to work. Our most successful students are the ones who show up every day, no matter who’s in the studio. Thanks to our programs, you can learn audio engineering, music production, and just about anything else you’ll need to know to start a career in the recording industry.
Have what it takes? Willing to show up on time every day? Ready for an experience you just can’t get in a traditional classroom setting? Let’s find out – apply to Recording Connection today.