Paula Salvatore has been an anchor of excellence in the L.A. recording world for many years. As Senior Director and Manager of Capitol Studios for 24 years, and currently as the Vice President/Studios, Paula has been an integral part of recordings for top line artists such as James Taylor and Tony Bennett and has worked alongside Grammy legend Al Schmitt with artists including Paul McCartney, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand, Sinatra and others.
When Studio A was renovated and re-opened in 1990, Paula helped establish Capitol Studios as a leading facility for Film & TV Scoring projects, hosting renowned composers such as Dave Grusin, James Newton Howard, Michael Giacchino, and Tom Newman. Studio A & B’s adjoining rooms (separated by a retractable wall) are amongst the most unique and popular rooms for orchestra sessions, live shows, events and film shoots. Hosting the pre-records and, for several years, the live broadcast of the annual Academy Awards have helped set the standard for excellence.
Paula established her management career working at Kendun Studios with Quincy Jones and George Benson, and numerous R & B legends. Moving to Sound City in the 80’s, she worked with artists such as Tom Petty, Pat Benatar, Rick Springfield and Fleetwood Mac, as well as heavy metal and “hair” bands like Guns & Roses, Warrant and Poison.
Musician, producer and now director, Dave Grohl of the FooFighters, featured Paula in his critically acclaimed 2013 documentary, Sound City. She also co-wrote and performed the end title theme, entitled “Sound City”. The studio business has been Paula’s life journey and she is held in high regard amongst her colleagues and industry peers. Many successful engineers have come up through the ranks under her guidance and Paula’s commitment and loyalty has earned her the respect of her renowned clientele.