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Abba’s studio to close

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A studio complex in Stockholm founded by Abba’s label and used by Sweden’s famous four is likely to close because its current owners have failed to renegotiate rent levels with their landlords.

Dubbed Sweden’s Abbey Road or Sun Studios, the five room facility was founded in 1978 by Polar Records and used by Abba to record their last three albums. Other artists to make use of the studios over the years include Led Zeppelin, Beastie Boys, Roxette and Backstreet Boys.

One of the studio’s owners Lennard Oestlund confirmed they had been unable to renegotiate rent on the property in order to continue music operations there. Describing the studios as “a museum of Swedish music history, especially Abba”, he said “I’ll keep a mixer board and some microphones and try to start a new operation on a smaller scale”.

From; CMU

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  • To bad about the studios, seems that the owners have a personal issue with people that make great music.