Pursue Your Passion as a Business - Music Industry Insights @ Duck Kee Studio

Pursue Your Passion as a Business - Music Industry Insights @ Duck Kee Studio

I drove past cattle and sheep farms to get to Duck Kee Studio in rural Chapel Hill, NC to visit owner/engineer Jerry Kee. In this episode of Music Industry Insights, Jerry shares the ups and downs of the home studio he's been running for over 20 years and how his passion for music is what keeps him going.

Innovative Studio Business Model - Music Industry Insights @ Bunker Sound

Innovative Studio Business Model - Music Industry Insights @ Bunker Sound

In this first episode of Music Industry Insights, learn how former banker, Steven Raets, applies an innovative studio business model in Chapel Hill, NC. Bunker Sound is exploring a model where it also offers to its artists elements of a record label, publishing, management, licensing, and more!

Step 2 of building a home studio: Adapt

Step 2 of building a home studio: Adapt

What a bummer!! Overall costs of remodeling the house have gone up because of “arquitectural surprises”…you know what this means? No studio!! Well kind of. Basically I won’t have the funds to make a studio from scratch as I had written about in Step 1. Instead I have to adapt and figure out what little space I can use to make music.

Step 1 of building a home recording studio from scratch

Step 1 of building a home recording studio from scratch

Even though I'm trying to limit myself to not write so much about gear and acoustics, I find it important to share with you that I am in the process of building my home studio...another one. I would like to share with you the process of communicating with the acoustic professionals and the architect I've hired. I will share with you my thought process of decision-making on how I want this studio to feel not just for myself, but for the clients. Even though I'll cover technical aspects and we'll geek-out a little on gear, I'll keep it to a minimum. It'll be more how these tools will help me serve my clients better and not so much how Gear XYZ will give me less distortion and noise-floor, etc. 

How to get faithful clients

One big question I have for myself and for other music professionals is “How do you ensure you can get a client to keep coming back?”

Most likely you’ve experienced this. You work with a client for the first time—artist, production company, label, etc.—and all went well, but for some reason after 6 months, 1 year, or more…they’re not calling back. Why?

Exclusive Interview: Niko Bolas

Exclusive Interview: Niko Bolas

Niko shares how he handles a multi-dimensional career, takes months off work to be with his mom, and approaches his day-to-day. Also included: a moving story on producing Neil Young.