Who Can Start a Recording Studio?

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One of the first questions I get about starting this kind of business is: who can start a recording studio? Who is qualified, who has the talent, what kind of person can really make it in this business?

Today I'm here to tell you that anybody can be successful in this business. I know that sounds hard to believe. But it's true.

You see, a studio is just like any other business. You have a product or service to offer, people come to you looking for that product/service, and then they pay you in exchange. Simple, right? Well that's exactly why anybody can get into this business. Sure, there's plenty of "special knowledge" that one must have in order to record music and make it sound great. But that is absolutely not the only requirement for starting this business.

Let me give you an example:

Many of you may already know, but I did not graduate from recording school. I went to school for one year, only had a handful of actual experiences in the studio, then dropped out. School was not worth my time - because they didn't teach you the practical things you need to know about recording. But after just one year out of school, I was running a successful studio. Yes, I was bringing in cash and bands were begging me to record them.

So without a formal education in recording, or even very much experience, you can still start a recording studio business. Learn the principles of owning this kind of business, and the technical skills will come with practice. My first recordings were not very good, but my clients were happy and enjoyed working with me. That was all it took - the check was written, dollars landed in my account, and I was in business. After a year, my recordings were much better, and I was able to charge way more for my services.

Remember, if you want to start a recording studio business - no problem. You can do it. Just learn how the business model works, how to get clients, how to market your studio, and everything else will fall into place. Believe me, some kid with all the recording know-how in the world can start a studio... but it will fail quickly if they don't understand the business. In the mean time, you can be making plenty of profits with half the recording talent - because you are the savvy business person.

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This article was published on 2010/03/29