... in every decade since its founding, The Village has produced many of the world's favorite songs of all time.
As the look and sound of music changes, so does The Village. From legends like Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, B. B. King and Bob Dylan to current artists like Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Kesha, John Mayer and Cage the Elephant, you would be hard-pressed to find an artist who hasn’t recorded here.
In addition to creating chart topping albums, The Village is well-known for its impressive list of movie soundtracks. From The Bodyguard and Shawshank Redemption to A Star Is Born (2018) and Mulan (upcoming live action as well as animated versions), we are equipped to handle any and all situations while also solving each and every need of our clients.
Music is everywhere, but it sounds better at The Village.
Isle of California, 1971–72
LA Fine Arts Squad.
Painted by Terry Schoonhoven, Victor Henderson, and Jim Frazin
42' × 63'
Jim Morrison, his poem "I Miss My Boy", recorded on his 27th birthday at The Village,1970.
Credit: UBEM, ASCAP, UMPG Publishing & UMPI
"For his birthday in 1970, Frank Lisciandro buys Jim Morrison studio time to record his poems. Like the poetry tape from 1969, various portions of this recording were also used for the raw materials to construct the 1978 poetry album. During this session, Jim Morrison gives a complete reading of his privately published poetry book An American Prayer, and recites portions of his poetry with Kathy Lisciandro and Florentine Pabst. This session is not continuous, and is likely recorded over numerous reels. Jim is also said to have attempted many of the acapellas known from the previous 1969 recording including Bird Of Prey and Woman In The Window. Various other poetry compositions are recorded on this date, including Cassandra At The Well, and many others of which have still not been heard by the general public."
- Mild Equator
Jim Morrison, The Village, 1970.
Photo Credit: Frank Lisciandro
"The pleasure of reading a story and wondering what will come next for the hero is a pleasure that has lasted for centuries and, I think, will always be with us."
― Stan Lee
Los Angeles, Southern California.
Stan Lee, The Village, 2014.
Jeff Greenberg, CEO of The Village, 2020.
“California, geographically, has been a magnet for creative souls since its birth,” says Jeff Greenberg, who owns the famed Village Studios in West Los Angeles. “The labels are headquartered here, so recording studios in Los Angeles have long been a draw."
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