Hollywood, California – Billionaire Ted Field (#236 on Forbes list of Worlds Richest People) and associate Rob Kahane were successfully sued in a Los Angeles County Court by Paramount Recording Studios. Facts pertaining to the case for non-payment for recording services resulted in a judgment totaling $15,243.00 for Paramount, on February 4th, 2013. Field, the original owner and founder of Interscope Records and the owner of Radar Pictures (The Last Samurai, Jumanji, Texas Chainsaw Massacre), could not be reached for comment.
The Paramount Recording Group encompasses Paramount, Ameraycan, Encore, Track Record, and Wilder Brothers Studios and counts as recent clients Dr. Dre, Aerosmith, Linkin Park, and Bruno Mars.
“It is an era dominated by producers: they have a larger share of power, budgets and artist development. Technology has advanced apace, but the busy studios of the Paramount Group are proof that the age-old tradition of live recording and overdubbing, mixing and mastering in the shrinking number of world-class commercial studios is still the preferred route of industry professionals.”, as stated by their website http://www.paramountrecording.com
Recording studios now operate in the new millennium along with all the technological and music business model adaptations that have arrived with it. Budgets are tighter, and the recording industry has contracted, but Paramount studios have thrived with the proper mix of ingredients: a level of technical, engineering and support staff unmatched in the new era; classy, comfortable (but not over-the-top) creative spaces, surroundings, and amenities; and, not least, experienced leadership assuring the continuity of these ingredients and engendering client loyalty rarely seen anymore.
Paramount now consists of 8 studios: one large tracking/mixing studio with an 80 channel SSL 9000J with Ultimation, a mixing/overdub studio with a 56 channel SSL 6000E/G, a mixing/overdub studio with a 40 channel SSL 4000E/G, a mastering studio, and 4 pre-production studios for in-house producers to use.
The stars have continued to shine at Paramount in the new millennium with new clients like Justin Timberlake, the Black Eyed Peas (though Will.I.Am goes way back dating to his time as the artist Will-1X on Easy E’s Ruthless Records), Flaming Lips, Mos Def, Josh Groban, Snoop Dogg, the Wallflowers, Pink, Hanson, Timbaland, Korn, Hilary Duff, the Goo Goo Dolls, Nelly Furtado, 311, Alice in Chains, the Deftones, Weezer, John Mayer, Dr. Dre, Fall Out Boy, and Linkin Park. “Paramount Recording Group is looking forward to continuing their tradition a premiere recording facility in Los Angeles”, said Alex Thompson, an associate of Paramount Recording Group.
The case (number: 12M10776) was filed and heard at the Stanley Mosk Superior Court in Los Angeles. Venice311.org reports on crime and court cases in Los Angeles, Ca.