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Inside the Story: Old Salt Lake church pumps out music heard around the world

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(KUTV) An old church building in Salt Lake is pumping out music that's being heard across the world.

The historic church house sits at the corner of 900 West and 100 South, and has been there for more than 100 years.

"Inside this old-looking chapel is a state-of-the-art recording studio," said Glen Neibaur, a recording engineer.

The church is comprised of three different studios and several editing bays.

The music coming out of this recording studio, called Warner Chappell Production Music, can be heard in movie trailers and commercials, and even at professional sporting events.

"In the theaters, you hear it on air, you hear it on the radio, you hear it on the internet," said Neibaur.

The music production company has been housed in the church for 30 years.

"Our library, which is the third largest in the world, is music that we actually conceptualize and produce on our own, and then we put it out there through a search engine," said Bryan Hofheins, chief executive producer.

With some 900 music tracks coming out of the studio every year, recordings are happening all the time.

"We use the best musicians, the best composers," said Neibaur.

And it's not hard to find great talent at a moment's notice.

"We've been very fortunate to live in a place that's rich with very talented musicians and composers, and we've just tapped into that resource," said Hofheins.

Hofheins discovered the chapel when he went there in the 1970s as a trombone player to record some music.

In the three decades of recording, they now have over 170,000 full-length songs in their library. They also do music videos.

For more about Warner Chappell Production Music, visit its website.


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