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Iconic Nashville studios to open their doors to tourists

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - For the first time, 10 of Nashville's Music Row recording studios are preparing to formally open their doors to tour groups.

The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/2blF5n1 ) reports that 10 studios have formed a partnership to work with local tour companies and provide visitors a behind-the-scenes look at where Nashville's music is made.

The tours will create a new revenue stream for commercial recording studios, which have been struggling in recent years as home-based recording has grown in terms of both quality and cost effectiveness.

Dave Kinney, president of All in One Destinations, one of the participating tour companies, says tour companies in the past used personal relationships to occasionally get access to recording studios, but there's never been a formal offering.

It is unclear when the tours will begin.

Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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