Weiss, David
May 2005
Mix;May2005, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p149
The article focuses on the February 2005 closing of New York City's legendary Hit Factory, which, toward the end of its amazing 30-plus-year history hosting the likes of StevieWonder, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Michael Jackson and all the other best of the best, seemed to be on permanent death watch. As owner of one of the few largescale recording facilities still remaining in New York City, Dave Amlen of Sound on Sound had been keeping tabs on the situation all along. According to Kirk Imamura, president of Avatar, the Hit Factory closing was essentially a real estate story and took serious issue with national mainstream media reports that held it up as the death knell for large recording studios.


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