Bill to Ease Restrictions on Home Music Recording Hits Snag

Language in a bill aimed to simplify the city’s code to accommodate home recording studios has turned into a source of consternation for some Nashville musicians, the Tennessean reports. The legislation would add a new accessory use dubbed “home recoding studio” to the city’s home occupation code. Council members Megan Berry and Ronnie Steine proposed the ordinance in order to authorize a practice many are already doing, even though it technically violates Metro’s codes. However, the bill’s vague language and definitions of aspects such as “home studio” have drawn some concern.