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

By Chris Stone

This booklet is the 1st actual inside of examine the company audio recording, which fuels a multibillion buck international tune undefined. pioneer Chris Stone, founding father of the mythical checklist Plant, presents genuinely-earned enterprise innovations, guidance, and suggestion on each point of launching and handling a qualified audio recording company. This publication is for each audio revenue heart - from the undertaking studio within the storage to the multi-room diverse recording facility. With 30 years of useful company adventure, Mr. Stone finds the secrets and techniques of ecocnomic survival within the seasoned audio global of this present day and the next day to come. Why be a participant within the specialist audio recording undefined? what's the charm and power payoff? How immense an operation are you considering? To be triumphant, one needs to categorize many of the kinds and sizes of professional audio amenities and their shopper bases. it's also necessary to comprehend artistic administration, advertising, promoting, and the trendy economics of professional audio. the pro of day after today anticipates recording for brand new media and is ready for diversification. All of those concerns and extra are addressed during this publication. innovations, guidance, and recommendation on launching and working a qualified audio company for an individual within the recording industrySurvival strategies, realizing and practising inventive administration, advertising and marketing, merchandising, diversification, and the economics of professional audioGlobal, nationwide, neighborhood, and native insights for achievement in latest international of recording

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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.

As someone who helped in the building, maintenance, and operation of a number of studios for a few decades, I welcome this opportunity to share some hard-earned insights about survival in the high end of the world of professional audio recording. Believe me, the headaches never end, but neither do the new chances for success-on whatever business level you wish to operate. ” The categorization seems to suggest a ”hipper than thou” attitude in this era of global excellence. When I talk about world class, my intention is to use the term as it designates certain characteristics of the best international recording studios I have seen, operating at their highest levels of professional competence and personal performance.

Clients often use this ratio to determine which studio they will book and what price per hour or day they will accept as reasonable. A friend of mine who is the Senior VP of A&R for a major record label explains that much more recording is being done in the smaller studio markets today. Seattle, Minneapolis-St. Paul, and New Orleans are just three he mentioned. During the past few years, he has authorized more than one million recording dollars per year to be spent in these and other regional markets.

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