How Do I Go About Getting New Clients? Here Are 5 Tips

studio business May 19, 2023

 Get ready to take your home studio business to the next level with these explosive tips! As a successful home studio owner, I am frequently asked how to grow a new business or increase an established one. Today, I'm going to reveal my secret tips that have helped me get to the point where I receive 80% of my work from referrals and word of mouth in my area. But, I want to hear from you too! If you have a tip or idea that has worked for you, leave a comment below.

Tip #1: Build an unbeatable website. Don't settle for a basic website that fails to impress potential clients. Use a professional domain name and create a website that showcases your best work. Add pictures and high-quality videos of your studio to entice clients. Make sure your pricing is transparent, so you can stand out in your competitive market.

Tip #2: Do some free work! Yes, you read that right. Offering a free 4-hour session to a local artist can help you build your portfolio and reputation. If they have a...

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Is Doing Work For FREE Really the Way To Attract Clients?

studio business Apr 21, 2023

As a new audio engineer, it can be tough to get your foot in the door and start building up a client base. You may offer your services for free but still struggle to attract any takers. So, what can you do?

Firstly, it's essential to focus on self-promotion. You can't expect clients to come to you if you're not actively reaching out to musicians and networking with them. Posting on Facebook or other social media platforms isn't enough; you need to put yourself out there and interact with people on a regular basis.

One crucial aspect of self-promotion is having a portfolio of examples of your work. If you approach someone and offer to record them for free, they will likely want to hear some of your previous work first. Therefore, it's crucial to have some well-recorded and mixed music to showcase your skills.

While offering free work is an excellent way to build up your client base, it's important to strike a balance. Doing too much free work could harm your reputation in the long...

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Gear - What Do I "NEED" vs What Would I "LIKE"

studio business Mar 10, 2023

Hey there, audio engineers! In my last post, I discussed the importance of creating a business plan for your recording studio. I hope you took that advice and have completed your homework. Today, I want to talk about gear - what you "NEED" to have vs. what you "WOULD LIKE" to have.

First and foremost, it's important to remember that no piece of gear, regardless of the price, can make a poorly recorded song sound good. So, before you start thinking about buying expensive equipment or plugins, it's crucial to understand the basic recording principles, such as good mic placement and proper gain staging.

So, what gear do you need to record and mix a 4-5 piece band with acoustic drums? Let's take a look:

  1. Computer - You'll need a dedicated machine for your studio. It can be a Mac or PC, whichever you prefer, with a Quad-core processor minimum and at least 16GB RAM. The faster the processor and the more cores, the better.

  2. DAW - All DAWs basically do the same thing - they record audio....

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So You Want to Own Your Own Recording Studio?

studio business Mar 02, 2023

I get asked all the time by musicians and aspiring audio engineers how to break into the recording studio business. They want to know what the first steps are to making money and how to go about getting clients. Unfortunately, these questions are not straightforward to answer, and there are many things to consider before taking on your first client.

To help people with this, I will break down the topic into several different posts. Each week, I will add a new post to provide you with new information to absorb and think about. This way, you can start constructing a plan and begin your journey to becoming the owner of a professional recording studio, if that is something you really want to do.

First things first, you need to ask yourself why you want to be the owner of a recording studio. You need to be completely honest with yourself about this. Making money may be the obvious answer, but to become a successful recording studio owner, you must understand that this is a...

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