The Beat Goes On

An acclaimed documentary about the early days of Muscle Shoals music has had more unintended consequences.

Beats Electronics, a California-based company known for Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and earbuds, has announced a partnership with the Muscle Shoals Music Foundation to refurbish Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Sheffield.

The company founded by hip-hop artist Dr. Dre, and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine also will make upgrades to FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals.

“They saw the documentary,” said Rodney Hall, chairman of the Muscle Shoals Music Foundation. “Jimmy Iovine had been looking for a project like this, to rescue a studio, for a while. They saw the movie and said ‘there it is boys.’ ”

According to a Beats Electronics news release, the project will include restoring Muscle Shoals Sound Studios to a fully-functioning recording studio, as well as updating the legendary FAME Recording Studios.

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Times Daily – By Russ Corey Staff Writer