CenterStaging is LA’s premier rehearsal and backline facility specializing in production and tech support for television and live performances. Known for its state-of-the-art rehearsal studios and extensive range of musical instruments, CenterStaging’s backline gear is used on practically every major television show, as well as numerous tours, concerts, and live events. CenterStaging is conveniently located in Burbank, CA, minutes from Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles.
In the 1970’s, music production on television was in its infancy. It consisted of the current top ten recording artists lip-synching on weekly dance shows and the appearances of well-known, established recording stars on television variety shows. The GRAMMY Awards, American Music Awards, Solid Gold, Soul Train, Midnight Special, and the flagship of all music television, American Bandstand, all paved the way for CenterStaging. There were few productions on television dedicated to the proliferation of popular music. The techniques used in those early years of multi-performance award shows were primitive at best. With little or no sound reinforcement and all hand and analog instruments, it was a production challenge that was far less complicated than it is today.
In January of 1994, CenterStaging Musical Productions, Inc. (CSMP) opened its doors and quickly became the premier rehearsal facility in the Los Angeles area, providing the highest quality rehearsal space, professional service, latest equipment, and a more personal relationship to the working professional musician than had previously been available in the industry.
In 2007, the company fell upon hard times and in 2009 went out of business.
In October of 2009, a group of investors, led by Mitch Clark and Scott Scovill, formed CenterStaging, LLC and purchased certain assets of CSMP. By establishing a new company, their goal was to rebuild the once prestigious name and reestablish it as the premier rehearsal and backline facility in Los Angeles. With the addition of Artist Relations offices for some of the largest manufacturers in the musical equipment industry, CenterStaging has increased its superior suite of services while maintaining the decorum, privacy, and discretion customers expect, and has reclaimed its spot as the premier rehearsal and backline facility in Los Angeles.
The list of clients that CenterStaging services is endless. Our clients include the GRAMMY Awards, Academy Awards, MDA Telethon, Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, numerous Presidential Inaugurations, the Olympics, American Idol, Dancing With The Stars, Jimmy Kimmel, The Voice, and many more. CenterStaging is here to provide the greatest musicians and television productions in the world today with a facility and service that is unparalleled to any other in the world.