Iconic SugarHill Studio where Lightnin’ Hopkins and Beyoncé have recorded has been sold

The iconic SugarHill Recording Studios in Houston, Texas has been sold by it’s parent company RAD Audio Inc. to an undisclosed buyer.

The studio was founded in 1941 as Quinn Recording by Bill Quinn.

It was acquired by producer Huey P. Meaux in the early ’70s and given it’s current name. SugarHill has welcomed various lengandary artists since then, from Lightnin’ Hopkins and The Big Bopper to Willie Nelson, Beyoncé, and Destiny’s Child.

The Studio’s president and owner for over two decades Dan Workman posted the following statement on Facebook on December 17:

I want all my friends and family to know about a very big change in my life.

Last Tuesday, Dec 12th, RAD Audio, Inc. sold SugarHill Recording Studios, and I officially stepped down as SugarHill’s president. The studio was purchased by someone who is dedicated to continuing the time honored legacy of the business, has a solid business plan, and who is keeping our awesome staff intact while bringing new talent into the fold.

I’m happy about the sale. This is a good thing!

I have been at the studio for 23 years and have been one of the owners for 21 years. I’m proud of what we accomplished at SugarHill. Now, I am super happy to have an opportunity to find out what the next stage of my life will look like.

I plan to continue producing and composing as well as doing my work in the art world. I have other ideas in the works, but I’m not going to rush to fill my time—I’m going to make room in my life for new and unexpected opportunities.

For now, I’m going to relax and spend time with Christi, Joe Ann, and the rest of my family.

I can’t wait to see what happens next!!!