Audio Recording for Profit: The Sound of Money by Chris Stone

By Chris Stone

This ebook is the 1st actual within examine the enterprise audio recording, which fuels a multibillion buck international track undefined. pioneer Chris Stone, founding father of the mythical checklist Plant, presents genuinely-earned company innovations, directions, and suggestion on each element of launching and handling a qualified audio recording company. This e-book is for each audio revenue middle - from the venture studio within the storage to the multi-room diverse recording facility. With 30 years of sensible company adventure, Mr. Stone unearths the secrets and techniques of ecocnomic survival within the seasoned audio global of this day and the next day. Why be a participant within the expert audio recording undefined? what's the charm and power payoff? How massive an operation are you considering? To prevail, one needs to categorize a number of the kinds and sizes of professional audio amenities and their patron bases. it's also necessary to comprehend artistic administration, advertising, promoting, and the trendy economics of professional audio. the pro of the following day anticipates recording for brand spanking new media and is ready for diversification. All of those matters and extra are addressed during this booklet. recommendations, instructions, and suggestion on launching and operating a certified audio company for a person within the recording industrySurvival strategies, figuring out and practising inventive administration, advertising, merchandising, diversification, and the economics of professional audioGlobal, nationwide, local, and native insights for achievement in brand new global of recording

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We can all buy the same equipment and hire the same acoustical consultants. If that were all that mattered, the studio down the street would not be able to charge higher prices and remain busy, while nearby studios offer the same package at lower rates and, in spite of that, stay empty much of the time. Much of the success of a given facility, I believe, depends on the ”look and feel” that clients get when they walk in the door, the local and national importance of the clients who have worked there, the recordings from that studio that have received substantial national/international attention, and, most important, the attitude of the employees who work there.

How do I know I am buying at the right price? Insurance? Leasing vs. purchase? 3. How do I hire the right people, and what does that mean in terms of what I have to do to be legal? 4. How do I find a part-time technician, so my studio can work around the clock without downtime caused by equipment failure? flPS FOR THE ShMllER STUDIO 45 5. How do I let the potential clients for my studio know that it is available and better and/or lower priced than my small studio niche competition? 6. How do I find out what I must do to be professional, so I can compete with the big guys on the basis of my lower cost of doing business?

Do they act like happy winners, proud of their studio’s reputation and eager to go to work at the start of the day? Are they being properly managed and listened to, paid salaries based on the market and the competition, provided with competitive benefits, and treated fairly? Are they given the opportunity to learn more about their trade, earn more money, and otherwise improve the status of their working life? 28 Chapter4 In addition, don’t overlook those ethereal characteristics such as environmental ambiance.

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