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How to Start a Home-Based Recording Studio Business : Home-Based Business Series - Joe Shambro

How to Start a Home-Based Recording Studio Business

Home-Based Business Series

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In the past decade, the rise of independent music culture has come hand-in-hand with another music revolution: the home-based recording studio, the start-up costs of which can be as low or high as a budget allows. "How to Start a Home-Based Recording Studio" walks aspiring studio owners through all the steps necessary to turn their passion into a business. The first-ever guide to focus not only on outfitting a studio, but also to offer a full range of advice on converting a studio into a profit-making enterprise, it is an indispensible reference for any studio at every stage of its operation.

So You Want to Start a Home-Based Recording Studio
Why Start a Home-Based Recording Studio?
Is Self-Employment For You?
Meet Your New Boss
How The Industry Has Changed
What Can You Offer?
Are Your Skills Up To Par?
Balancing Work & Family
Your Most Valuable Tool: Your Ears
Envisioning Your Business
Who Needs You?
What Kind of Studio Are You?
Producing vs. Engineering
Understanding the Studio Process
Time Frame
Your Finances
Role Models
Know Your Competition
Writing a Business Plan
What's a Business Plan?
Explaining What You Do
It's All About Marketing
Organization & Management
According to the Law...
Fixed Costs, Variable Costs, and Estimated Fees
Plan B
Getting Started
First Things First
Finding Your Niche
Getting Legal
Banking & Credit
Contracts
Finding a Good Lawyer
Marketing Materials
Your Resume & Demo Reel
Financial Planning & Management
Financing Your Dream
Insurance & Licenses
Business vs. Personal Finances
Don't Forget Your Taxes...
Your Rate: Hourly vs. Flat-Rate?
Financing For Your Clients
Full or Part-Time?
Knowing When to Quit
Outfit Your Studio
Finding Your Space
Commercial Studio Essentials
Recording Gear: Staying Current
Room Acoustics 101
Renting & Borrowing Gear
Analog or Digital?
Making Your Studio Unique
Taxes and Record Keeping
Keeping Good Records
Dealing with Employees -- Including Yourself
Filing Your Taxes
When Should You Hire a Tax Service?
Legal & Ethical Issues
Music Industry Law 101
Intellectual Property Matters: Producer vs. Engineer
Software Piracy
Before The Check Clears: Holding The Master
Client & Project Confidentiality
Noise Pollution: Know (And Use) The Law
Alcohol & Drugs In Your Studio
Equipment Theft
Fair Price vs. "The Hookup"
Keeping Client Expectations In Check
Marketing Your Studio
All About Exposure
You, As A Brand
Go For The Ears First!
Social Networking
Blogs
Special Promotions
Everybody Likes Something for Free...
Finding Government & Corporate Work
Working The Media
The Internet & E Commerce
Your Web Site
Craigslist
Paying for Internet Advertising: Is It Worth It?
Forums
Online Client Payment
Training & Certification
Staying Relevant
How Client Expectations Change
Keeping Up With The Big Guys
Standing Out: Professional Certifications
After Recording: Helping Clients To The Finish Line
Mastering: In House or Outsourced?
Packaging & Artwork
Digital Distribution
Storing Client Masters
Business Endgame
Repeat Business & How To Ensure It
When to Leave Home: Outsourcing & Buying Time
Employees
Studio Interns
Your Standard of Quality
Ongoing Royalties
Selling Your Studio
Setting a Price: Equipment Sale vs. Selling a Business
Letting Go
Resources On The Web
Suggested Professional Organizations
Recommended Listening
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ISBN: 9780762761241
ISBN-10: 0762761245
Series: Home-Based Business Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 11th January 2011
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.05  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.02