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60 Years of Legendary Recordings

Our fabled Studios turn 60 in 2016. Join us as we celebrate this
momentous occasion with a year full of exciting events.

The Celebrations Begin

With 2016 marking the 60th anniversary of Capitol Studios and the iconic Capitol Records tower we are excited to announce a series of events and merchandise commemorating this exciting milestone. The Studios opened on February 22nd 1956 and our first client was none other than Frank Sinatra, as he conducted an orchestra playing a series of tone poems inspired by poet Norman Sickel.

To tip our hat to the legendary clients and recordings from Capitol Studios we invite you to join us throughout the year for a once in a lifetime opportunity to see first hand why our studio has stood the test of time. More events and details will be added throughout the year so check back in to see what else we have planned.


The full program of anniversary events is as follows:

Capitol Studios Open Day & WAX Record Fair

On Saturday May 21st and Sunday May 22nd we opened our doors to the public for a one time only 2 day event: a chance to see inside the walls of the iconic Studios and hear captivating stories about the endless legendary recording sessions that have taken here over the past 60 years. Capitol Studios has never before hosted an event like this, and also partnered with Caroline Distribution and WAX Record Fair to host the 2nd annual record fair for vinyl enthusiasts on site. 

An Evening With…

Capitol Studios will be hosting an evening event to recognize some of the seminal recordings that were made here over the last 60 years. This intimate, catered event will feature a Q&A with special guest speakers and VIP tickets include a “Meet & Greet” and the chance to enjoy a cocktail on the rooftop of the Capitol Tower while the sun sets over Los Angeles. Stay tuned for dates and event details.


General Admission – Prices TBA
General Admission tickets include access to the Q&A in legendary Studio A.

VIP Passes – Prices TBA
VIP Laminates include access to the Q&A in legendary Studio A, cocktails on the rooftop of the Capitol Tower at sunset, Meet & Greet and photo opp.

Events will be announced soon.

24 Hour Recording Challenge

In our 60th year, Capitol Studios is on the cutting edge of technical excellence. From our creative writing spaces, to our state of the art mixing suite and all the way to our vinyl mastering rooms, we, unlike many of our competitors, can support the full end to end recording process. To celebrate Capitol’s ability to provide unrivaled service to our clients, we are inviting several Capitol Music Group artists to participate in our 24 Hour Recording Challenge. Artists are invited into our Studio to write, record, mix and master a song all within 24 hours.

This event is not open to the public but the entire experience will be filmed and there will be social media take-overs, behind the scenes content and Q&A’s with the artists. Stand by for announcements on who will be partaking in this exciting challenge.

Exclusive Anniversary Merch

For a limited time only, special edition, commemorative Capitol Studios merch will be available on our website. We designed an exclusive Capitol Studios 60th anniversary logo to mark this momentous milestone in history and all “60th” merch will feature our commemorative logo.

The items you won’t want to miss are our custom Capitol Studios commemorative USB drives. Designed to replicate one of our vintage mics, complete with Capitol Studios insignia, the USB will come pre-loaded with a short film on Capitol Studios narrated by Blue Note Records President Don Was.

Click here to purchase Capitol Studios merch.

Join The Celebration

Buy Capitol Studios 60th Anniversary Merch
Click here to purchase

Buy tickets for Capitol Studios “An Evening With…” Events
Ticket link coming soon

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