Nashville lifts restrictions on home recording studios

Nashville’s Metro Council lifted restrictions on home recording studios that were put in place in 1998, as Billboard points out. The new bill was partly created in response to financial stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the bill, the original regulations created “a hardship for residents seeking extra income to survive in a city with skyrocketing costs of living.” “Allowing limited home-based business activity will protect the residential character of neighborhoods while allowing more Nashvillians to earn additional income to stay in their homes,” the document continues. View the full invoice here.

The new order was signed into law July 8 and will allow up to six customers to visit a home recording studio between the hours of 8 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday. An “Exterior Appearance” clause in the bill states that “A home occupancy shall not produce noise, vibration, smoke, dust or other particulates, odorous materials, heat, glare, humidity, fumes, electrical interference, trash runoff or other adverse effects outside the dwelling or garage. »

Read Pitchfork’s Longform article “How to Buy the Best Home Recording Studio Equipment: A Beginner’s Guide”.