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!
All too often we just plough on regardless and the silly notion of having made one more trip around the sun sets us on a badly researched self-improvement odyssey, which is destined to fail in a matter of weeks, if not days. You can have a better studio career in 2019, Russ explains how.
It’s never been harder to make a decent living in the music industry, even in my life time the technical advances in the way we make and consume music have created a seismic shift in the landscape. If one of my kids were thinking of trying to make a living from music, then these are 5 pieces of advice I would give them.
Ever wondered how they make condenser microphones? At the end of September I was fortunate enough to be invited to visit the Soyuz Microphones factory which is situated just outside the city of Tula about 2 hours drive south of the Russian capital Moscow. In this video we see how the constituent parts of the microphone are finished then brought together to form a beautiful Soyuz SU-017 microphone.
If you want to make a success in the creative industry then it takes one thing. Russ Hughes suggests that too many of us are concentrating on the wrong things and wasting money, rather than making it. If you want to get great clients and keep them then read on.
Have you ever wondered how condenser microphones are made? At the end of September I was fortunate enough to be invited to visit the Soyuz Microphones factory which is situated just outside the city of Tula about 2 hours drive south of the Russian capital Moscow. What you are going to see in the next two videos is the process of turning stock Brass, Steel and Aluminium into a finished Soyuz SU-017 microphone.
The world famous AIR Studios, originally set up by Sir George Martin back in 1969, has now been sold to a Russian investor for an undisclosed amount.
We’ve put together a roundup of our most popular Music Business Advice articles to help those in need of some assistance and guidance to start their paid professional journeys in the audio industry. The vast majority of these articles cover important topics relating to self-employment in the recording industry including finding clients and getting paid.
Back in September 2017, having just finish a CD recording project for the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain with mobile recording company, Location Recordings, I was asked if I would like to quote to record both audio and video for the National Children's Choir Of Great Britain (NCCGB) 20th Anniversary concert at the Birmingham Town Hall. This article is the story of that project which saw my team and I record over 200 performers and singers to a capacity audience on Friday 10th August 2018.
In this article, I list 10 pitfalls that can harm your professional success in the Audio Industry which you should avoid at all costs. We’ve all made mistakes in how we conduct ourselves in business, that’s OK, as long as your learn from your mistakes.
It's all very well creating gear reviews in small studio working environments but these days systems are getting bigger and bigger to meet the demands of ever-growing productions. In this video from the team at Focusrite Pro find out how leading Holywood post-production houses are employing Dante connected Focusrite RedNet systems to create flexible working environments that can be configured to answer the demands of a new level of content creation.
They say 'do something you love for a living and never work another day in your life.' Rubbish! Working for yourself is hard work, in fact, you'll work harder than you've ever done before, but follow these five simple principles, and you can make a success of it.