Universal Music Group has added to its roster of legendary recording studios. The label group confirmed with The Tennessean that it purchased the House of Blues Studios in metro Nashville, with the newspaper putting the price tag at $4.3 million.
“UMG has acquired the House of Blues Studios in Berry Hill with the intention to modernize the space, while remaining respectful of its legendary and iconic status in Nashville’s music scene,” said a UMG rep.
The House of Blues consists of eight total buildings, with five commercial studios. Artists who have recorded there include Robert Plant, Miley Cyrus, Kacey Musgraves and Cat Stevens, among others.
UMG also owns Abbey Road Studios in London, Capitol Studio in Los Angeles and Forbes Street Studios in Sydney. The addition of the House of Blues gives the label’s Nashville-based roster a convenient, in-house recording option.