From the Week 2 Lecture, ‘Your Income and your Art’, what I found interesting was the topic that spoke about running a studio. I know running a studio may not sound as easy as it seems, but in the music and audio industry, everything is possible within the space of a single room. Investing in a studio is a great option as it will definitely lead to a better work output. I can relate to this as of now, in college, we do work in studios for all our projects and our classes. So there is a basic understanding that is being built with time. We are being trained to become professional audio engineers and we are being exposed to a similar working environment as a professional one with our projects demanding the same quality or standard. Opening a studio or working in a production house studio are definitely the options I am willing to take up in the near future. There is a better chance of starting your own music business than trying to land a job in the industry. Whether you decide to start a label, put together a band, begin a recording studio, or any number of music industry gigs, follow these basic steps before you take the plunge(Fisher, 1996).
Another point to be considered is that:
Why would anyone come to my studio rather than going to well-known music producer from reputed production houses?
The answer to this is ‘Networking’ and the production quality. Having a large network and audience will guide me to success provided the standard of the work is at par with the industry standards. It is definitely a difficult task, but can be built over time.
So what is to be remembered is that, the work we are doing now in college is directly nurturing us for the professional league. Opening a production house is definitely one of the better options out there. With many universities and colleges offering sound engineering and recording courses, there are not always enough jobs for all the graduates. By setting up on your own you are creating your own career, exactly how you want it(Hughes, 2016). So investing in a studio isn’t a bad option after all. With the right network, product and staff, anything is possible!