Why COVID Is The Final Nail In The Coffin For Most Old-School Studios (And What That Means For Home Studios)

Every single industry sees the cycle of Life, Death, and Rebirth, and the recording industry is no exception. 

We’ve been in a cycle of death since 2008, and have slowly been shifting to the cycle of Rebirth in the form of home studios.

COVID has, unfortunately, sped up the inevitable end of the old-school recording industry, and will mean business will likely never look the same again. 

Listen now to hear our discussion about Life, Death, and Rebirth in our recording industry, and how to make sure you’re still around to be a part of the next cycle. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • Why humans shouldn’t try to control everything
  • How the industry will change due to COVID-19
  • How home studios are positioned to have a massive advantage when “big box” studios die out
  • Why companies need to understand when it’s time to shift their model
  • What to expect in the coming months/years
  • Why buying tons of gear and building a massive studio is the worst thing to do right now

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“I really do think that there still is, for a lot of sections of our industry, a COVID records rush.” – Chris Graham

“Now it’s time to work on your business. Make the most of it.” – Brian Hood

Episode Links


456 Recordings – www.456recordings.com

Chris Graham – www.chrisgrahammastering.com

Filepass – https://filepass.com

Bounce Butler – http://bouncebutler.com

Sweetwater – https://www.sweetwater.com/


The Profitable Producer Course – theprofitableproducer.com

The Home Studio Startup Course – www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/10k

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@chris_graham – https://www.instagram.com/chris_graham/

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