Do you have a passion for producing, recording, mixing, or mastering music? Do you want to quit your day job so you can focus on your studio full time? Most us are simply musicians who fell into this because of our passion for creating art in the form of better music, better mixes, and better recordings. Very few of us went to business school, have any sort of formal business training, or have experience running businesses in the past. Throughout The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Brian Hood and Chris Graham will help you learn what actually matters in this confusing world of business. Don't let the “business stuff” hold you back from running a successful home recording studio.
Most audio engineers think of themselves as the hero who can solve all of a band’s problems. The “all-knowing mighty source of knowledge” to the lowly pleb musician.
If that’s you, you’re doing it wrong.
As a producer/engineer/whatever, you’re better off playing the role of the guide, while understanding that your client is the hero.
If you can adjust your business to become the guide who helps your clients along their journey, you’ll be adding more value to your relationships with
You’ve been asking for this for a long time…
It’s something that has the potential to change your life…
But only if you take action because this episode is the “advice buffet” to the extreme.
This episode is a list of Chris and Brian’s favorite books that have influenced their lives and could potentially do the same for you!
Which books are right for you? Take a listen now to see which ones might fit your situation, and which might not.
Also, Brian recorded a really stupid intro
Vegetarians and vegans avert your ears… Today we’re killing cows.
Before you report us to PETA, hold up! We’re talking about figurative cows – sacred cows and their close relatives the purple cows.
But what do these terms mean in the audio industry?
Find out what they are, and why you might need to slaughter a sacred cow on the road to becoming a purple cow on this week’s episode!
In a huge announcement last week, Spotify confirmed they purchased SoundBetter.com for an undisclosed amount.
What does this mean for audio engineers across the globe?
Is SoundBetter worth joining as an audio professional? Is there a boatload of money to be made, or should we stay away?
Find out the potential pros and cons of this acquisition and how it could affect your career by listening to this episode today!
Your mind is constantly filled with doubts. You second-guess yourself about everything.
Every time you hit a roadblock in life, you crumble. You feel like an imposter when it comes to running your studio.
How can you change this?
There’s no silver bullet, but there are positive mindsets you can nurture in order to stave off the negative thoughts in your head.
Find out how to improve your mental health, your life, and your business with four positive mindsets by listening to this episode
You always struggle to make progress in your business.
Everyone seems to be against you.
You can’t hire anyone because they’ll never do it as well as you can.
You simply can’t bring yourself to leave the security of your day job.
These are all symptoms of negative mindsets that are holding you back from your full potential as an audio engineer and entrepreneur!
Listen to this episode now to find out how you can identify and eliminate 5 toxic mindsets that are ruining your chances of suc
Are you one of the people who build incredibly complex systems to make your business more efficient, only to have the system break every other day?
Or are you the person who does lots of work to avoid doing other work, like promoting your business?
Learn how to avoid over-complicating your business and leave your fear of failure in the dust by listening now!
So you’ve spent time working on your business… You’re at the point where you’ve saved time where you can, but you still need more customers to grow your income.
Without customers, this is just a hobby. It’s time to focus on 3 different areas you can work on to improve your long-term income.
Take a listen to part two of this series to find out how you can work ON your business to get more clients!
You’ve heard us talking about working ON your business rather than IN your business time after time…
But what should you actually be doing during that time?
In part 1 of this topic, we give you specific things you can do now in order to save time for the rest of your career.
The goal of this episode is to help you win back your time so that you’re able to re-invest that time into your business.
You’ve invested thousands of dollars in gear, and you’ve been busting your a$$ to get clients, but it’s been a struggle to get them at a fair rate.
To make things worse, the guy down the street started doing $5 mixes.
What should you do?
Join us to discuss the topic of $5 Craigslist mixes, what you “should” be charging, and how to compete with the lowball competition in your area.
You’re the most frugal shopper, spending hours clipping coupons, comparing prices down to the penny at the store, and maximizing your savings…
If you’d just saved that hour you clip coupons every week, and sent someone else to the grocery store for you, you’ll have another hour of time to work on or in your business.
Every time you make a choice, you are setting your priorities and you may be inadvertently costing yourself money or time by making the wrong choice – even if it seems the right
Do you run a successful business, but find yourself stressed out about finances?
Does it affect your creativity to the point that you aren’t making your projects the absolute best?
If your finances are a shambles, chances are your business isn’t very stable, and neither is your personal life. It’s time to make a change.
A big welcome back to Graham Cochrane of The Recording Revolution as he talks about potential solutions and fail-safes to make sure that you can survive difficult times!
As a business owner, there are thousands of different problems you could face during your career.
Many entrepreneurs try to figure out the answers themselves…
But that’s 100% the wrong move!
In The Six Figure Home Studio Community on Facebook, thousands of studio owners interact and support each other to help to build their businesses.
This week on the podcast, Brian and Chris tackle some of the biggest problems studio owners like you face every single day. Don’t miss out!
Every single month, hundreds (or thousands) of people are checking out your studio’s website.
95% of those people will never contact you in any way, shape, or form.
They simply weren’t ready for your service when they found you.
What if I told you there was a way you could stay top-of-mind with those thousands of leads for around $30/mo?
Enter the #1 most effective way to spend ad dollars.
If you have a limited budget, don’t waste it on marketing to cold leads. Try retargeting!
So you’ve spent hundreds or even thousands of dollars on advertising your studio…
But not much has come from it.
You might think there’s an issue with your website, or worse, your portfolio – but that’s probably not the case.
What you might need is a lead magnet.
When you’re advertising your studio, trying to sell directly through ads is highly inefficient.
By using lead magnets, you can build relationships with people who see your ads, as well as leads who come to your site organ
Do artists constantly turn you down due to price?
Are you losing projects to other competitors that are simply undercutting your rates?
If so, this episode will walk you through how you can charge 10x more than your competition and STILL win the project.
Do you ever have a sudden urge to do something, even if it might turn out to be a bad choice in the long run?
Maybe you’ve bought gear using debt...
Two years later, not only do you regret buying the gear, but you’re still paying for it!
Thinking about delayed gratification is key across many different aspects of your life.
Maybe it’s a relationship, maybe it’s your business, or maybe it’s your mental health…
But most of the time, making the hard choice now will be better in the l
If you’re stuck in the vicious cycle of lowering your rates just to win enough projects to make it through the month, there IS a way out.
It’s called value-based pricing.
Find out how to improve client relations, your hourly earnings, and even your conversion rate, in this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast!
To fully enjoy this episode, read Breaking the Time Barrier first: https://www.freshbooks.com/fbstaticprod-uploads/public-website-assets/other/Breaking-the-Time-Barrier.pdf
How often do you send out a quote, only to be ghosted?
It’s super frustrating to be “dating” a potential client, putting time and effort into the relationship, writing a good proposal, and then never hearing back.
And chances are, it happens to you a lot.
But there’s a very simple way to prevent this and potentially double your yearly income.
You need to master the art of following up.
People will hire whoever is top of mind – and if you’re not top of mind, you’ve alread
Let’s say that you now have a great website, and you’re a good engineer who is praised by his clients…
But you’ve discovered another problem.
Even though you have a good flow of customers, the clients you really want are turning you down!
You’re probably thinking, “WHYYYYY?”
What it comes down to is your messaging doesn’t apply to the clients you’re trying to get.
Learn how to create a customer avatar for your studio by spending some time with The Six Figure Home Studio Podc
Last week we talked about removing chokepoints from your website so it’s fully optimized for visitors…
All your friends and clients who see your site think it’s absolutely fantastic…
But you have a different problem...
You only get a handful of website visits every month, if that.
Now that you have a nice website, what do you do to get actual human beings to check out your site?
It’s not easy, but you can find out 11 ways to increase your website traffic with “free” or paid mark
So you spent hours and hours carefully crafting your website. Your friends and clients tell you it looks great.
The only problem is that no one is filling out the form on your website to get in touch with you.
What the hell is going on?
It could be a few things, but the most common are pretty simple to figure out… If you know what to look for.
Find out why and how you need to optimize your site to ensure you have a sustainable business that can last into the future!
Every single person has strengths and weaknesses. It’s what makes us human.
Weakness isn’t necessarily going to hurt your business or ruin your life.
The silent killer, however, is our blindspots.
The reason they’re so harmful is that we can’t do a damn thing about a problem that we don’t know exists.
This episode is all about answering this question: How can you find your blindspots before they wreck your career?
“I’m a failure. I should just give up. This industry is oversaturated. I will never be good enough”
If you’ve ever had thoughts like this, then you may have a dangerous condition known as a “Fixed Mindset.”
It’s extremely important for your business, your career, and your life, that you don’t wave a white flag before you even try!
Instead, there’s something called a Growth Mindset.
In this episode, Andy J. Pizza explains how to make the switch from a Fixed Mindset to a Growth M
We’ve all seen musicians or athletes who seemed to have “all the right stuff”.
We’ve also seen the musicians and athletes who, on the surface, seemed like nothing special.
Whether it takes you 1 year or 10 years to become successful in audio, one thing matters above all else: If you give up, burn out, or go broke before you have a chance to succeed, you’ll never make it.
You have to set yourself up for a sustainable career.
Have you been waiting for a magical moment to raise your rates?
Maybe you think you need a Grammy before you’ll be able to charge more, but the reality is you may be ready right NOW.
Every day that you put this off is a day that you’re missing out on earning more, weeding out bad clients, and achieving a better work/life balance.
It can be scary but if you follow the advice we share here, you may be pleasantly surprised.
In fact, it could be the best thing you’ve ever done for your busi
If you had cancer, who would you rather go to for treatment?
The Specialist: Someone who been working with the exact type of cancer you have for the past 30 years and has an amazing reputation…
The Generalist: Someone who can “treat any type of cancer, and detail your car, and fill cavities, and help you invest in the stock market.”
You’re never going to put your life into the hands of The Generalist.
Your business probably has more in common with The Generalist to than The Spec
Be honest with yourself for a second...how stressed are you? Does stress affect your work, life, relationships, and/or business?
What about anxiety? Do you have a constant cloud of anxious emotion following you throughout your day?
If so, there are things you can start putting into place to reduce, eliminate, and prevent stress and anxiety in your life. In this episode, we talk about our 5 favorite ways to stop stress and anxiety before it starts.
Brian records an episode in Florence, Italy, in his triumphant return to this podcast. Topics covered include how you can balance your work/home life while working from home, and what boundaries you might need to have in place to make your family life a success!
Life transitions like getting married or having a child have a massive impact on your living situation, and being prepared for those changes is key to a happy life.
In this first-ever solo-hosted episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Chris tackles the issues of impostor syndrome and how you can overcome it. Since this is a topic many audio engineers struggle with, it’s required listening!
In this episode you’ll discover:
Why impostor syndrome uses a false premise to psych you out
How artists face the same issues with impostor syndrome
What you can do to mitigate the fears that impostor syndrome causes
Why impostor syndrome is a high school bully
Trevor Hinesley, best man of Brian Hood and Founder/CTO of Soundstripe, joins Chris on the podcast while Brian is traveling through Europe on his honeymoon. Some of the topics discussed include sync licensing, Spotify and streaming royalties, and Brian’s most embarrassing moment.
Joe Gilder of Home Studio Corner joins Chris and Brian to chat about building a YouTube channel, adding value, and why sales experience will help you immensely in your career.
Dive in as Joe shares his story to find helpful info abound. Listen to the podcast now!
Learn how to get clients on Instagram, and turn them into recurring income in our interview with Mark Eckert.
Mark Eckert joins Chris and Brian to discuss his success using unique methods in everything from education to business. He’s now the go-to-guy in his niche and can afford to be extremely selective with who he works with.
To find out more about how Mark has made a successful career for himself, and how you might be able to use so
If you’re a regular listener, you’re well aware that The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast is an advice buffet. This week, Chris and Brian take it to the next level and offer a plethora of quick tips to help you in your studio.
Which ones will apply best to you? Find out by listening now!
Do you come across a TON of broke bands? Do the artists you spend weeks recording get ANY traction with their music? Are your recordings ACTUALLY being enjoyed by a large audience?
Chris and Brian interview Chris Greenwood, aka Manafast, about artist development. If you take the time to A. Help artists fund their music B. Help them market their music so it ACTUALLY gets heard and C. Connect them with industry experts that can help their career, you can help your career immensely.
If they win, you win.
In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Chris and Brian discuss the importance of having a financial scoreboard for your business and what it can do to motivate you or keep you in check.
Every business needs to have a scoreboard, and studios are no exception. Listen to the episode now!
Brian and Chris discuss the ever-changing environment of the music industry and discuss their prediction of the state of the industry for the coming years.
In 2019, artists are figuring out that content needs to be released on a regular schedule. Don’t be like the major labels in the early 2000s and stick your head in the sand — adapt, stay ahead of the curve, and profit off this trend before everyone else!
In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast Chris and Brian talk about 6 of the most important questions you have to ask yourself to make the most of your audio career.
If you neglect to ask these questions, you might be entirely unaware of what’s wrong with your business — or worse, burying your head in the sand, hoping the problems disappear.
In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Chris and Brian discuss fear. Whether we realize it or not, everyone has a fear that is holding them back from making progress in their life.
Even Chris and Brian open up and share their fears, showing that fear is ever-present, no matter where you are in your career.
How can you overcome fear? Listen to this episode to find out!
In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Chris and Brian discuss the importance of your portfolio and how you can build yours to showcase your best work.
Without a portfolio, a studio will have no way to show what they are capable of and anyone browsing the studio’s website will likely move on to the next option. A weak portfolio is just as bad. Make sure you absorb the content in this episode!
Chris Graham and Brian Hood are joined by Austin Hull, a full-time producer from our own Facebook community. In this holiday-postponed episode, you can learn how Austin harnessed his own Facebook community to act as a nearly-endless source of leads — even though he never intended it to be one in the first place.
Find out more about this impressive feat by listening to this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast.
In this episode, Chris Graham and Brian Hood discuss three main business models you can use to build your studio to six figures. Though you can try to use several models instead of choosing one, it is typically easier to focus on just one.
Listen in to hear the pros and cons of the three business models which could boost your studio to new levels if executed correctly!
Brian and Assistant to the Regional Manager, Chris, discuss a big topic for people worldwide: debt. Many people struggle with debt, and Brian and Chris have had their fair share of experience on the topic. They give their advice on the matter so you can learn from their mistakes.
In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio, Chris rants about irresponsible business partners and contractors. Brian brings the discussion around to talk about the three business beliefs that can make or break your business.
Listen to the episode to hear Chris and Brian discuss the ways that you can nurture or kill your business.
In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Chris and Brian talk about the danger of getting stuck ripping off someone else’s work.
To have a long-lived career in audio, you have to ensure that what you’re doing is unique and original to you. Imitation is not the way to go for long-term success, though it may be necessary when you’re first starting out. Listen to the episode to find out more!
What does your studio have in common with the neighborhood dealer? You might be surprised!
In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Chris and Brian discuss how you can adopt a drug dealer’s business model to hook people on your studio’s services for life.
Listen to the episode to find out more!
Deviating from the norm, Chris and Brian do away with the Gearslut Alert and devote an entire episode to gear. They discuss the obvious interfaces and microphones, but also tools to make productivity while traveling easier, desks, and more.
Listen to this episode of the podcast to find out what tools they recommend for every studio owner, the answers might surprise you!
In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast Brian Hood and Chris Graham discuss the benefits of a do not do list. Having this list and checking it twice before moving on to your to-do list can help you structure your day and life in a much better fashion to become more productive.
Listen to the episode now to find out the benefits you can reap following this system!
Chris Graham and Brian Hood discuss the abysmal track record audio engineers have in their relationships, both personal and business.
Find out some key tips on how you can improve your relationship skills to improve your business and your life simultaneously!
In this episode (recorded live in The Six Figure Home Studio Facebook Community), Brian and Chris discuss a dilemma faced by many engineers: artists who wish to record themselves.
With more and more artists choosing the DIY option these days, how can you add value to them while still providing a service that they can’t do themselves?
In this advice buffet, podcast hosts Chris Graham and Brian Hood discuss how you can make your business stand out from the crowd. Find out why you need to be unique and what the best methods of doing differentiation are.
Answering this one question will set your studio leaps and bounds ahead of the “me too” studio down the road.
In this episode you’ll discover:
Why having a side hustle isn’t selling out
Why you need to consider what your side hustle is so you don’t devalue your studio work
What skills can be gleaned from side-hustles that benefit your studio
Basic non-audio side hustles that can earn you cash
Audio-related side hustles
How you can harness the “sharing economy” as a side hustle
The new business that will let you use your audio skills while helping home studio owners achieve their dreams
In this episode, Chris and Brian cover the importance of building a team not only for yourself, but for the added value to your clients. If you have the connections to a solid team of freelancers who you can refer artists to, you are adding value to both the artist and the freelancer, strengthening connections and creating a win/win/win situation.
In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Chris and Brian go in depth with Graham Cochrane, founder of The Recording Revolution and www.grahamcochrane.com.
They discuss topics such as making time for the important things in life, tips for content marketing, and much, much more!
In episode 45 of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Brian and Chris discuss the 80/20 principle. This is something that affects not only your business but your personal relationships, your health, your hobbies, and so much more.
Learn to harness the 80/20 principle so you can increase your income, happiness, and time available for the productivity in your life.
You will also learn how to use the 80/20 principle to reduce the negatives in your life, from toxic people to gear addictions.
In this episode, Brian and Chris cover the three hard conversations you need to have with every client in order to set the precedent from day one. These conversations will ensure your relationship can last not just through the project, but for the rest of your career.
Last week we showed you five different strategies you can use to generate leads for your studio. The problem is this...
If you don’t know the right way to convert someone from a lead into a paying customer, none of those lead acquisition strategies will matter.
In part two of this series, we’ll be discussing how to sell your services to these new leads in an ethical, effective, relevant way.
If you ask any struggling studio what their number 1 problem is, the answer will almost always be “we need more clients”. This is because no studio can survive without a consistent stream of paid work.
In this series, we’ll be tackling this issue head-on.
Our goal is for this series if for you have clarity on what steps you need to take in order to make this career an attainable goal instead of just a pipe-dream.
Striving towards a big overarching goal when starting your business is great to aim for. But without the ability to test and measure your progress along the way, there’s no way of knowing where you might end up.
Checklists may seem dull and boring, but the reality is this:
Checklists help you to systemize tasks in your business which frees you up to focus on the things that actually matter. The things that actually push the needle in your business.
In this episode, Brian and Chris explain their thought process behind some of the checklists in their business and how you can start implementing them in yours today.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the popularity of video games like Fortnite and PUBG has exploded over the past year.
Is it possible to take what we learned from these games and apply it to running a business?
You bet your sweet ass it’s possible, so enjoy this ridiculous episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast.
You cannot be successful if you fail to address what we call “single points of failure” in your life.
One of these alone could severely hamper your chances for success.
In this episode, we explore many different potential “single points of failure” in our lives.
We’ve all heard the phrase “the riches are in the niches”.... While this may be true, it’s important that you do a few specific things in order to make the most of your new audio niche.
In this episode, we give you a checklist of things you need to implement ASAP in order to give yourself the best chance for success.
Passive income is the Holy Grail of income types, but it’s something that eludes most audio entrepreneurs. Most of us simply trade dollars for hours.
One way to start building passive income is to venture into the world of sync licensing.
In this episode, we interviewed the CEO Soundstripe – a rapidly-growing micro sync licensing platform. He helps break down the wall of confusion and helps us make sense of what’s working in today’s world of sync licensing.
Software has all but replaced the need for much of the popular hardware from 20+ years ago. What little hardware that is required to get started keeps getting cheaper and cheaper.
Recording budgets have been shrinking, and many major studios have shut their doors.
While many people have struggled and failed to adapt, massive opportunities have been opened up for the average home recording studio.
Working on BIG records for major artists is probably a dream for a lot of you and most likely a big reason why you got into this industry. The hard truth is that for most people, this won’t happen quickly.
So listen as Brian and Chris break down 5 audio niches that you maybe didn’t know existed and could take advantage of today (even if you’re trying to break into another niche).
Consistent income is something that all of us strive for but most of us struggle with. While there are plenty of ways to make money in the audio industry, how do you know which one is right for you?
Well in this episode, Brian and Chris break down the positives and negatives of the different ways that can help you pull in a consistent income.
Self-doubt is the biggest enemy to success that we see in our community. This is something that has prevented a lot of us from achieving our goals.
If you’re unable to get out of your own damn way, then no amount of marketing, gear acquisition, audio training, or networking will make up for it.
This episode explores the root cause of self-doubt, as well as some potential “seeds” of self-confidence that you can plant today in order to start the long journey of overcoming this crippling problem.
Whether you realize it or not, you negotiate with people nearly every day of your life. Even if you refuse to negotiation, you’re STILL using negotiation tactics. In today’s episode, you’ll learn 11 negotiation tactics you can use in your career today, in order to earn more.
So before you negotiate the rates on another project, buy another piece of gear, or sell off some unused equipment, this episode will help you improve one of the highest “dollar per hour” skills you could ever use.
We’ve all heard the quote “The right tool for the right job.” Well this especially true if you’re looking to optimize your business and grow it at an exponential level.
In this episode, Brian and Chris break down their 12 favourite tools that have helped them both grow their businesses to where they are today.
Warren Huart has worked with bands like The Fray, Korn, and Aerosmith, and he’s worked on movies like Inglourious Basterds and Transformers. Further adding to his clout is his success on YouTube. With over 196000 subscribers and 17,000,000+ views, his tutorials are some of the most popular you’ll find online. If you’re ever lucky enough to meet someone like Warren, it’s best to do a lot more listening than talking...
If you had the chance to run your studio out of a fancy commercial facility designed by Bill Putnam, would you take it? Most of us would jump at the chance...but is this the right move?
Matt Boudreau was given this chance in 2007, and in this interview, you’ll hear how this quickly shifted from an opportunity of a lifetime, to one of the lowest points in his career.
Building great systems into your business will eliminate many of the unnecessary friction points that are holding you back from reaching your true potential. In this episode, Brian and Chris break down the systems they use in their companies and why they think it’s important for you to implement them in yours.
In this episode, Chris and Brian live out a hypothetical scenario where they join the witness protection program, move to a new city and start their audio careers from scratch. Find out what they would do and how they would do it if they had to start all over again.
This episode challenges you to see the upside of selfless service to your clients. Brian and Chris offer ten ways to help connect with your artists on a more personal level, ultimately nurturing relationships and showing how selfless service can really change the way your artists respond to your services.
In this episode, we will talk about why paid advertising is an important skill to develop in this fast-changing recording industry. We also discuss who should be investing time, money, and effort in paid advertising, and who should NOT be bothering with it.
This episode also kicks off a new series where we interview people who took two passions and combined them in a way that created a unique niche. On this week’s episode, you will learn how Emily has used unique niche to work with hundreds of clients and build a life that has allowed her to do what she loves...day in and day out.
Whether you run a small home business or a large multi-million dollar business, you will run into roadblocks. Your ability to “figure it the f*ck out” will be a large reason behind whether or not your company is successful or fails miserably.
Trying to run a recording studio AND maintain your day job? We get it...quitting your day job is not an easy decision to make. You could end up ruining your life by jumping ship at the wrong time or in the wrong scenario.
The goal for this week’s episode is for you to have a better idea of whether it’s time for you to finally quit that damn day job or not.
Taxes have always sucked ass, and they always will suck ass. Unfortunately taxes are impossible to (legally) avoid if you’re a freelancer, and the repercussions for evading taxes far outweigh any benefits you could ever gain from cheating.
Everyone is going to be in different stages of their company but it’s important to know exactly what stage you’re in. Understanding these 5 stages and properly accessing which one you’re in is crucial for the next steps of your career.
When a new client contacts you, your immediate reaction is to take the money no matter what. The problem is that some projects can quickly turn into an absolute nightmare.
This episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast talks all about how you can spot nightmare projects before they start. Instead of saying “yes” to every single project, learn how saying “no” just might be the best thing you can do for the long-term enjoyment of your career.
At some point in your career, you’ve probably experienced some form of burnout. It’s something everyone will experience at some point, and it can drain you both physically and emotionally.
Understanding exactly what you can do to minimize or eliminate burnout is crucial if you want to push past it and have a long-lasting, happy, and healthy career.
You’ve probably spent countless hours studying recording techniques, the nuances of different gear, and maybe even learning how to run your business effectively.
You probably have NOT put much thought into the effect your social skills have on your business. The thing is... social skills can have a much bigger effect on your income than any other single skill.
Your ability to get people to like you can go a long way when it comes to growing a home studio business.
Billy Decker is one of Nashville’s top country mix engineers and has worked with a large list of labels and independent artists. But more than just mixing, Billy is known to be one of the most kind, generous and passionate persons that you will ever meet.
Answer this question: When it comes to your studio, what is the one thing that you're known for? If you can't answer that, it may be time to find some way to "niche down".
Most people think that "niching down" means you’re going to be turning away money even when you aren’t making much to begin with.
The reality is this: Your fear is keeping you from seeing the bigger picture. "The riches are in the niches," so this episode is all about helping you choose a profitable niche to dominate.
We’ve got good news and we’ve got bad news...The bad news is that no matter how hard you work, there’s always someone in the world that will work harder.
The good news is that there’s a difference between working “hard” and working “smart”.
In this episode, learn all the ways you can use automation, delegation, or elimination to outsmart your hard-working competitors.
Are you tired of clients and tasks sucking the life out of you and your business?
Well in this episode, Brian and Chris give you seven specific boundaries you can implement today, that will positively impact your business and ultimately lead to a happier, healthier you.
When business is not going well for your studio, the initial reaction is that you need to "improve your marketing". The thing is...this is NOT the solution for most struggling studios. There is a very specific set of problems that need to be addressed in a very specific order. This episode covers each of those areas in detail.
Are Google and Facebook reviews REALLY that important for recording studio owners? In this episode learn how Chris Graham has managed to gather nearly 200 five-star reviews for his mastering studio, and how this sets him apart from his competitors.