In a recent article Expert founder Russ Hughes wrote about how time-tracking had transformed his income. Several community members spoke about their experiences of time tracking software, here are five time tracking tools for the studio drawn from those recommendations.
I have been very lucky in my career to work on both sides of the glass with some amazing, producers, engineers and studio owners. I have sadly, also had the misfortune to work with some folks who were not as prepared as they should have been when it came to running a successful recording session. Below are 9 things you can do to make sure that your next recording session runs as smoothly as it possibly can from a technical point of view. Sadly we can’t pick your next clients, so who knows what might happen there.
If you run a creative business then you'll have natural talents which you excel at. However, there are things that don't come naturally which you need to do if you want to go from good to great.
How do you handle the difficult clients, who force overruns, and then don’t pay for the extra time and so try to play the blame game? It is time to stand up against these people and use contracts and join unions to protect us against the clients that regularly take advantage or people’s passion for doing a good job.
For those working in music and post production, it is essential we still get our information from trusted sources and stop relying on untested statements from those on social media or forums.
I was talking with someone this week who told me how many hours they worked and yet it seemed to not translate into the amount of work they expected from their efforts or indeed the income. So how does this happen and even more importantly, how do we fix it?
We all been there, the moment you realise that you have screwed up, deleted a session, made a huge mistake, not pressed record on a brilliant take, misread a situation and offended someone, the list goes on. We are sure that you are already recalling several moments when you felt your face and neck go red and hot, your stomach sink and you start to panic, but at the same time you are frozen to the spot. In this article we are going to share 6 key things to do when this happens…
Russ thinks that trying to save money in the studio may be costing you far more than you think…
The Music Modernization Act was signed into law in the United States in October 2018. This might be good news for engineers and producers, but potentially not-so-good news for independent songwriters. Audrey sat down with with entertainment lawyer Elizabeth Russell of Russell Law to try and figure out what it all means.
If you own a studio and make your living from it then I want to tell you something that you probably need to hear more often. Your talent and the equipment and facilities you have invested in are worth good money - so don’t let people get away with not paying you!
In this article, we take a look at the cloud based file transfer services that we have come across as a team as well as others that have been recommended to us. For each provider we have included some information about the services they provide, a summary of the pricing options and where we have comments and recommendations from users, we have included these.
A community member contacted us to ask for our help and advice as they transition from a job in audio post-production to working as a freelancer with a studio at home. In this article, we will look at the background and show how more and more people are making the jump to working from home. Business structure, insurance, how to find clients, how to set your prices, contracts, terms and conditions, invoicing, getting paid, security for premises, equipment and data, protecting your health & wellbeing, the challenges of working alone and finally some guidance on equipment choices.
Having been around many of those who have sucessful careers in the recording industry, I want to tell you the kind of luck you need to be successful in the recording industry.
Russ has transformed his life in less than a year, he thinks applying the same thinking could transform his studio too.
We’ve done a number of articles about building a successful studio business over the years, but I think, like many other sites, the list has replaced the really important message. So this list has one thing on it and it’s the thing most people don’t tell you about running a studio or creative business.
Want to work in a recording studio? Looking to start a career in music production? Don’t waste your time searching for job sites! Instead learn how to find your own opportunities by working for yourself and with other people just like you. These 4 tips will inspire you to try a different approach and cast your net of success in the music production industry.
Would you like to earn some money, recording and releasing sound effects? Have you ever wondered what it takes to record, edit and release a sound effects library. In this article, community member Tom Lowe explains how he went about producing and releasing his first Ambisonics sound effects library.
Mix revisions are par for the course in music production. In this article, I list 3 simple ways that you can establish and manage a mix project for online clients that will protect you from getting a large number of mix revisions towards the end of your next online collaboration.
If you keep hitting a glass ceiling then start your own business. You’ll get all the same shit, but you’ll also get all the rewards, perhaps 2019 is the year to do it? Take control of your studio career and your life; you'll never look back!