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The Savvy Studio Owner: A Complete Guide to Setting up and Running Your Own Recording Studio

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(Book). This book covers all aspects of starting and running a professional sound recording studio, from smaller project-style facilities to million dollar majors. For the first time, here is one guide that combines serious business planning, studio design, and audio engineering as interconnected aspects of starting and running a studio. Numerous practical examples and applications throw light on the daily workings of a recording studio, including recording, marketing, sales, employees, and taxes. Readers with no business or sound recording
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Overview

(Book). This book covers all aspects of starting and running a professional sound recording studio, from smaller project-style facilities to million dollar majors. For the first time, here is one guide that combines serious business planning, studio design, and audio engineering as interconnected aspects of starting and running a studio. Numerous practical examples and applications throw light on the daily workings of a recording studio, including recording, marketing, sales, employees, and taxes. Readers with no business or sound recording experience will find what they need to start and succeed in creating a sound recording studio.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780879308407
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Pages: 230
  • Sales rank: 1,371,927
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Setting up your studio
1 Getting started 3
2 Researching the market 7
3 Business structure 21
4 Financial planning 27
5 Financing your studio 41
6 Government regulation 49
7 Studio acoustics & design 55
8 Equipment & supplies 77
9 Example studio setups 123
Pt. II Running your studio
10 Marketing 135
11 Advertising & promotion 143
12 Legal issues 151
13 Bookkeeping & taxes 159
14 Recording practices 167
15 Employees 179
16 Employee taxes & retirement plans 191
17 Expanding the business 195
18 Looking ahead 199
Pt. III Appendix
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