Our legacy spans multiple generations, weaves through nearly every genre of music and lives inside millions of loyal music fans. And we’re just getting started.
Since its completion in 1956, Capitol Studios has been a staple of the recording industry. Iconic artists like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and The Beach Boys first gave life to its rooms and to this day, major icons of popular music continue in their wake.
Today, Capitol Studios stands on the shoulders of half a century of vision, creativity and imagination. Craft will always be king, perfection will always be the standard the experience will always be uniquely Capitol Studios.
Capitol Studios was recently fully refurbished to ensure that we remained a cutting edge, state of the art facility where artisan craft can continue to thrive as it has for the past 60 years.
Beat by Beat
Capitol Studios Opening
Capitol Studios opens its doors. The first artist to record here is the legendary Frank Sinatra.
The Beach Boys record their iconic record ‘Surfin' USA’ at Capitol Studios. It has since become the signature sound of Southern California.
Carole King comes to Capitol to record a number of singles including 'God Only Knows' and 'In The Name of Love'
Bob Seger & Silver Bullet Band records at Capitol Studios in 1985 & '86
Smith's classic "Figure Eight" album is recorded.
Ray Charles & Green Day
"Genius Loves Company" & "American Idiot" recorded at Capitol Studios.
MTV hosts Arcade Fire on the rooftop of Capitol Studios. Hollywood blvd is shut down and the show is open to the public.
Capitol upgrades its equipment and décor to become a completely state of the art facility.
Capitol Studios is located in the world-famous Capitol Records building, right in the heart of Hollywood and surrounded by the finest restaurants, bars and hotels in the world.