UMG Recordings Purchases House Of Blues Studios Nashville

House of Blues Nashville. Photo: House of Blues

According to the Metro Nashville and Davidson County Property Assessor, UMG Recordings purchased Nashville’s House of Blues Studios, including buildings at 516-518, and 520 E. Iris Drive in the Berry Hill area. The properties were purchased Nov. 16, 2018 for approximately $4.3 million. The listings also show UMG Recordings purchased a building at 514 E. Iris Drive.

The 1,146 square foot building at 517 E. Iris Drive, and the 1,130 square foot building located at 520 E. Iris Drive were constructed in 1945, while the 6,476 square foot building located at 518 E. Iris Drive was constructed in 1964. Prior to House of Blues taking over the studios in 2009, the studio was known as East Iris Studios.

Among the albums recorded in the studios are Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour, Kesha’s Rainbow, Robert Plant’s Band of Joy, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell’s The Traveling Kind, and numerous others.


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