Man Shot In Head At The Music Building, A Famed 8th Ave. Studio

A 26 year-old victim was rushed to Bellevue, where he remains in critical condition after reportedly being ambushed by unknown assailants. As of press time, no suspects have been taken into custody.

| 11 Mar 2024 | 01:54

An unidentified 26 year-old man was shot in the head at the famed Manhattan recording studio known as The Music Building on March 8, according to the NYPD. Cops said that the victim remains in critical condition. His assailants have yet to be identified.

Police responded to a 911 call at the 8th Ave. building at around 12:40 a.m., before reportedly discovering the gravely wounded man on the 11th floor. EMS rushed him to Bellevue.

The authorities are looking into four men seen running away from the building shortly after the shooting occurred, although no surveillance footage of any suspects has been released to the public. No motive has been determined as of yet.

Business as usual had recommenced less than 15 hours after the shooting. A drummer could be seen vigorously playing near a third-floor window, while construction work on the facade had resumed.

The Music Building, the largest such facility in Manhattan, opened in 1979. It’s since become well-known for hosting a range of enormously successful musicians both residentially and professionally, often during their humble beginnings.

Madonna, who released her self-titled debut album in 1983, was a tenant in The Music Building between 1980 and 1984. This made for particularly auspicious living arrangements, considering that the label Gotham Records–who signed her in 1981–was headquartered there.

The Strokes also parlayed tenancy in the building into New York City rock n’ roll immortality, considering that they spent much of 1999 living and writing music there. Is This It, their era-defining debut, was released in 2001.

Joey Ramone and Billy Idol, two other rock legends, have been tenants there as well.