Recording Studio Business

Recording Studio Business:
More than just making music, studios need to make money in order to succeed. Mix finds out how.

Editor's Note: Music From the Heart and Head

Mar 1, 2012, By Tom Kenny, Editorial Director

I like Dave Grohl, and I’m liking him more as the years go by. He lives the life he believes in, and he eats, sleeps and breathes music. He lied about his age to audition for his first band, then was the East Coast emigré in the Seattle scene when he joined Nirvana. He plays well with others, from Queens of the Stone Age to Them Crooked Vultures to…Paul McCartney. He’s a songwriter, a multi-instrumentalist, a producer and he dabbles in engineering. He made Fresh Pots, enough said....

Fairlight Raises $100k for Witness

Mar 1, 2007, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

After two years of searching, finding and signing, a Fairlight CMI keyboard, autographed by 44 artists, received a winning bid of $100,000 at the WITNESS...

Lurssen's Lab

Mar 1, 2007, Compiled by Barbara Schultz

After 15 years, a Grammy and a number of Oscar nominations, Gavin Lurssen has left Doug Sax's Mastering Lab to open his own mastering facility, Lurssen...

Studio Sound in Your Car

Mar 1, 2007, By David Weiss

The worlds of pro audio and consumer electronics were bridged at Avatar Studios (New York City) in December, when Bongiovi Acoustics unveiled the Digital...

Nashville Skyline

Mar 1, 2007, By Rick Clark

Hillsboro Village is one of the most desirable commercial and residential areas in central Nashville. It's got great shops, restaurants and hotels only...

New York Metro

Mar 1, 2007, By David Weiss

In the 1982 sci-fi movie classic Tron, a tech-head is sucked into a computer and must battle to return to the real world. Sound familiar? In a way, there's...

L.A. Grapevine

Mar 1, 2007, By Bud Scoppa

I'm sitting behind the just-installed SSL 9080 J console in the Record Plant's ( Studio One (also known as SSL-1) rapping it down...

Ahmet Ertegun, 1923-2006


I was really intent on making certain kinds of records, which, in my mind, would repeat some of the emotions I got from records I'd listened to in my...

L.A. Grapevine

Feb 1, 2007, By Bud Scoppa

A wave of mortification swept over me on a late-fall evening as I approached the gleaming new home of Levels Audio Post ( at 1026...

New York Metro

Feb 1, 2007, By David Weiss

Like Bentleys and Ferraris do for serious drivers, major recording facilities serve as an elite source of inspiration to musicians, engineers and producers....

All for One

Feb 1, 2007, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

David Bock, designer and co-founder of Soundelux Microphones, acquired the rights to the Soundelux Microphone company; the deal is scheduled to be finalized...

On the Move: Spencer Nilsen

Feb 1, 2007, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Who: Spencer Nilsen, Ex'pression College of Digital Arts president/creative director Main responsibilities: to provide a creative environment and inform...

Industry News

Feb 1, 2007, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

New faces at Todd-AO Studios (Hollywood): sound re-recording mixers Gary Summers, Ken Teaney and Lisle EngleJumping from L-Acoustics to JBL Professional...

A Year at London Bridge

Feb 1, 2007, By Barbara Schultz

It's been a little more than a year since Seattle-based producers Jonathan Plum and Geoff Ott purchased the city's legendary London Bridge Studio (

L.A. Grapevine

Jan 1, 2007, By Bud Scoppa

For Adam Beilenson and Mike Kerns, it turns out that more is more. The longtime partners own and oversee the biggest music-dedicated studio operation...

Diamonds for SugarHill

Jan 1, 2007, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Houston-based SugarHill Recording Studios ( has just wrapped up celebrating its 65th year as a top recording facility on the...

Got Tech?

Jan 1, 2007, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Recently opened, Studio Service Group (St. Paul, Minn.; provides technical audio services for recording studios, performance...

Industry News

Jan 1, 2007, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Harman Pro North America (Northridge, CA) named Nick Owen VP of sales for AKG Acoustics, Soundcraft and Studer in the U.S.Scott Robbins has been promoted...

TEC Awards Update

Jan 1, 2007, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Starting with the 2007 TEC Awards, an award will be presented for Creative Achievement in Sound Production for Interactive Entertainment. The criteria...

SPARS Soundbites

Jan 1, 2007, By Karen Brinton

Eds. Note: Karen Brinton, owner/manager of Remote Recording, gives us a step-by-step tour diary of a day in life of her remote recording crew. 4:30 a.m.:...

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Education Guide

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