NightBird Recording Studios

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Since its inception in the early 90’s, NightBird Recording Studios has been home to some of the industry’s most successful artists, creators, producers, writers, shakers, and movers.

Located underground at the historic Sunset Marquis Hotel just steps from the Sunset Strip, the acclaimed NightBird Recording Studios is home to some of the top recording artists of our time. With state-of-the-art gear, and comfortable, lush studios designed and built by Founder and award-winning songwriter and producer Jed Leiber and renowned acoustician George Augspurger, NightBird has become a haven for entertainment’s greatest songwriters, producers, musicians, DJs, composers, and actors.

For over 25 years, the industry’s A-List have taken full advantage of the studio’s prime location within the famed Sunset Marquis Hotel. Hotel amenities are offered to those utilizing NightBird's multi-media compound, including 24-hour room service, valet, and premier concierge services, as well as the availability of onsite massage and spa treatments. Whether writing, arranging, tracking, overdubbing, or mixing, studio guests have full access to hotel amenities.

An embodiment of the great era of destination studios, NightBird Recording Studios provides a unique and creative space for its clients, and celebrates multi-platinum and chart-topping projects year after year.




NightBird is home to three fully equipped and multi-purpose recording suites, each with their own advantages and character, equipped for maximum flexibility and cater to nearly all types of sessions.

Visit our Studios page for more information about each studio.




West Hollywood, CA

Founder / Artist In Residence

Jed Leiber

The story goes, writer / producer Jed Leiber and famed guitarist Jeff Beck were staying in the Sunset Marquis Hotel in the early 1990's, and were writing and performing in their hotel room. After some noise complaints, the General Manager of the hotel offered them a room in the basement, where they could make as much noise as they wanted.  What started as a temporary room, turned into a destination for rock stars and the like to come hang and make records. Jed saw the opportunity to build a fully developed recording studio, just steps from the famous bar, and luxurious pool at the Sunset Marquis.

Originally built in 1992, Studio A was supplemented by Studio B in 2003, adding to the already luxurious amenities available to Hollywood's elite musicians and producers. Featuring two floating rooms, Studio B was built for both writing and tracking, with a swappable control room and live room. Following several successful writing, tracking, and mixing projects over the years, a complete renovation to Studio A was performed in 2007, matching the rich mahogany wood and warm vibe of Studio B. In addition to the aesthetics, Studio A added a 7.1 surround sound theater system, a large screens around the room, and a high-end projection system.

Between 2013 and 2019, additional production rooms and offices were built, including Studio C, and each room has been updated with the latest and greatest the industry has to offer.

NightBird Recording Studios continues to be one of the most popular and most successful destination recording studios in the world.



Sunset Marquis Hotel

A unique amenity at NightBird Recording Studios is the world class Sunset Marquis Hotel located one floor above the studios. In a wonderful collaboration between the Studio and Hotel, we are able to offer our clients VIP treatment in suites and villas, along with an award winning restaurant, Cavatina, signature cocktails at Hollywood's top hotel bar, Bar 1200, a curated collection of rare and iconic fine art photography at Morrison Hotel Gallery, and many other amenities including two pools, 24-hour food and beverage service, and a private spa featuring signature treatments.

Call Sunset Marquis directly at (310) 657-1333, or click on any picture below to be directed to the Sunset Marquis website for more information.


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