I Publicly Shared ALL Of My Studio’s Income, Expenses and Tax Numbers From 2014.

“Are You Really A Six Figure Home Studio?”

Since starting this blog, I’ve been asked this question a number of times. Although the answer is ultimately irrelevant to your personal lives, the question still remains. This article will answer this question, and show you what a “successful” home studio looks like behind the scenes.

I’m going to break down my total income for each month; going as far as showing you how that income is split between full production, mixing/mastering, or even just mastering exclusively. I’ll also show how much of my income comes from signed bands with label-backed budgets vs unsigned bands that are paying out of their own pockets.

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What Can Two Dead Men Teach Audio Engineers About Efficiency?

The concept that increased my studio’s income by 60% this year.

Up until 2014, I did what I always thought was “hard work”. I would do my 50+ hour weeks without complaint, I took every job I could get, and I did whatever I could to build my reputation (and thus my business).

Unfortunately no matter what I did, my income peaked a few years into my studio career, and seemed to stagnate (going up and down each year).

If you have your own studio (or do any sort of freelance work), then I’m sure you can relate with me.

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The Absolute Beginner’s Roadmap to a Successful Home Studio (Part II)

How to Rise Up in a World of Daft Bedroom Producers

 “Why the hell should I read this article?”

You might see this big block of text below and be asking yourself that question.

Well, to put it bluntly, there are a lot of stupid people running home studios. Those people give everyone else a bad name. This is also why the term “bedroom producer” is generally meant to be a derogatory term, when it really shouldn’t be.

It all boils down to your reputation.

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When Enough is Enough: How to Deal with Picky Bands Ethically.

 This “short” article will cover how I deal with picky bands in an ethical way.

Any producer (that has paid his dues) knows that some bands will absolutely destroy their own mix, if given the chance.

We all know how much it sucks to see a list of 100+ mix revisions in your inbox, but it’s part of the job. I generally will do any of those revisions without complaint (provided that it is progressing the mix in a positive way), but occasionally a band will send me a list of revisions that could potentially wreck their mix.

This post will show you how I deal with those bands.

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The Absolute Beginner’s Roadmap to a Successful Home Studio

This is post 1 of 2 that teaches you the must know business basics of your home studio.

This blog post will cover these specific topics:

  • Getting your first clients
  • Your studio’s geographic location
  • How much you should charge
  • Charging “per song” vs “per day”
  • How to handle deposits

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How I Turned a Bedroom Studio into a 6-Figure Business (Without a Single Loan)

This is the first in an upcoming series of blog posts detailing how I turned less than $5000 into a six-figure home studio.

This story is for you if you fall into one of these categories:

  • You are looking to start a small studio in your spare bedroom.
  • You already have an existing bedroom studio.
  • You’re a kid with crap gear, trying to “make it big” out of your parents’ basement.
  • You have a small professional studio that struggles to generate income.
  • You run a successful bedroom studio, and just want tips on how to run your business more smoothly or generate more income.

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