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Best Homerecording podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best Homerecording podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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Do you have a passion for producing, recording, mixing, or mastering music? Do you want to quit your day job so you can focus on your studio full time? Most us are simply musicians who fell into this because of our passion for creating art in the form of better music, better mixes, and better recordings. Very few of us went to business school, have any sort of formal business training, or have experience running businesses in the past. Throughout The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Brian Hoo ...
 
There's a lot that goes into recording and releasing music. Whether you're an independent musician looking to learn some helpful techniques or just a fan of music in general, this podcast will provide insight about what goes on behind the scenes. In addition to interviewing musicians about their releases, you'll hear from studio owners, session musicians, gear manufacturers, retailers, influential YouTube personalities, and others to discuss their craft and what has influenced them along the ...
 
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You hustle and grind–day in and day out… You work so much that you often forget to eat, or worse, your meals consist of potato chips and soda. But you’re busy, right?#hustle #GaryV #RiseAndGrind That’s just how life is, right? Wrong… By neglecting yourself you are digging a hole… deeper and deeper and deeper. Before long, you’re in such a deep, ...…
 
In 2012, I had my first absolute nightmare client when it came to revision requests. I was mixing 5 songs for a band, and it turned into one of the worst projects of my life. I had entered Revision Hell. Here's what that project looked like: 7 Total versions of each song before final masters were sent (40 individual files sent to client from be ...…
 
As an audio engineer, you probably think in a very specific way… Along the lines of “this is what I do, and this is how I do it.” But what if a client expected you to do a little something different from your regular routine? That’s what happened to Brandon Rike, a merch designer turned creative director when Twenty One Pilots expected him to d ...…
 
Are you sick and tired of chasing leads to get more work? Do you come across songs you worked on a year ago only to see it has 5 million streams… and you weren’t credited? For some, passive referrals are a huge potential source of leads… Are you one of the many audio entrepreneurs missing out on tons of potential clients? Find out how to start ...…
 
Seth Mosley’s audio career can be considered “successful” in every sense of the word. His accolades include a Grammy Award, 25 number one singles, Producer Of The Year from Billboard Magazine, as well as Songwriter of the Year Awards from SESAC and The GMA Dove Awards. Listen to this week’s episode to find out how Seth went from recording frien ...…
 
Do you struggle with remembering the lessons you learned from books, videos, and lectures in the past year? What about the last few months, or even days? What good is self-education if you can’t actually recall what you learn? Ready to find a better learning method that really does work? Find out how you can retain more of the content you take ...…
 
Have you struggled with having a steady stream of incoming leads for your studio? You’ve thought about starting a podcast… but failed to take action because “it’s just so over-saturated already.” Wrong. The industry is just getting started. If you can jump on this content bandwagon now, you’ll be setting your business up for success in your nic ...…
 
Most audio engineers think of themselves as the hero who can solve all of a band’s problems. The “all-knowing mighty source of knowledge” to the lowly pleb musician. If that’s you, you’re doing it wrong. By positioning yourself as the hero of the story, you’re sabotaging your own marketing efforts. As a producer/engineer/whatever, you’re better ...…
 
You’ve been asking for this for a long time… It’s something that has the potential to change your life… But only if you take action because this episode is the “advice buffet” to the extreme. This episode is a list of Chris and Brian’s favorite books that have influenced their lives and could potentially do the same for you! Which books are rig ...…
 
Vegetarians and vegans avert your ears… Today we’re killing cows. Before you report us to PETA, hold up! We’re talking about figurative cows – sacred cows and their close relatives the purple cows. But what do these terms mean in the audio industry? Find out what they are, and why you might need to slaughter a sacred cow on the road to becoming ...…
 
In a huge announcement last week, Spotify confirmed they purchased SoundBetter.com for an undisclosed amount. What does this mean for audio engineers across the globe? Is SoundBetter worth joining as an audio professional? Is there a boatload of money to be made, or should we stay away? Find out the potential pros and cons of this acquisition a ...…
 
Your mind is constantly filled with doubts. You second-guess yourself about everything. Every time you hit a roadblock in life, you crumble. You feel like an imposter when it comes to running your studio. How can you change this? While there’s no silver bullet, there are several positive mindsets you can nurture in order to stave off the negati ...…
 
You always struggle to make progress in your business. Everyone seems to be against you. You can’t hire anyone because they’ll never do it as well as you can. You simply can’t bring yourself to leave the security of your day job. These are all symptoms of negative mindsets that are holding you back from your full potential as an audio engineer ...…
 
Are you one of the people who build incredibly complex systems to make your business more efficient, only to have the system break every other day? Or are you the person who does lots of work to avoid doing other work, like promoting your business? Learn how to avoid over-complicating your business and leave your fear of failure in the dust by ...…
 
So you’ve spent time working on your business… You’re at the point where you’ve saved time where you can, but you still need more customers to grow your income. Without customers, this is just a hobby. It’s time to focus on 3 different areas you can work on to improve your long-term income. Take a listen to part two of this series to find out h ...…
 
You’ve heard us talking about working ON your business rather than IN your business time after time… But what should you actually be doing during that time? In part 1 of this topic, we give you specific things you can do now in order to save time for the rest of your career. The goal of this episode is to help you win back your time so that you ...…
 
You’ve invested thousands of dollars in gear, and you’ve been busting your a$$ to get clients, but it’s been a struggle to get them at a fair rate. To make things worse, the guy down the street started doing $5 mixes. What should you do? Join us to discuss the topic of $5 Craigslist mixes, what you “should” be charging, and how to compete with ...…
 
You’re the most frugal shopper, spending hours clipping coupons, comparing prices down to the penny at the store, and maximizing your savings… Pat yourself on the back. You probably just cost yourself more than you saved by wasting time on unnecessary things. If you’d just saved that hour you clip coupons every week, and sent someone else to th ...…
 
Do you run a successful business, but find yourself stressed out about finances? Does it affect your creativity to the point that you aren’t making your projects the absolute best? If your finances are a shambles, chances are your business isn’t very stable, and neither is your personal life. It’s time to make a change. A big welcome back to Gr ...…
 
As a business owner, there are thousands of different problems you could face during your career. Many entrepreneurs try to figure out the answers themselves… But that’s 100% the wrong move! In The Six Figure Home Studio Community on Facebook, thousands of studio owners interact and support each other to help to build their businesses. This wee ...…
 
Every single month, hundreds (or thousands) of people are checking out your studio’s website, Facebook page, and Instagram. 95% of those people will never fill out a quote request form, send you a DM, or contact you in any way, shape, or form. They look at your studio’s photos. They listen to your portfolio. Hell, they even love the sound of yo ...…
 
So you’ve spent hundreds or even thousands of dollars on advertising your studio… But not much, if anything, has really come from it. You might think there’s an issue with your website, or worse, your portfolio – but that’s probably not the case. What you might need is a lead magnet. When you’re advertising your studio, trying to sell a premium ...…
 
Do artists constantly turn you down due to price? Are you losing projects to other competitors that are simply undercutting your rates? If so, this episode will walk you through how you can charge 10x more than your competition and STILL win the project. In this episode you’ll discover: What results you could see by switching to a project-based ...…
 
Do you ever have a sudden urge to do something, even if it might turn out to be a bad choice in the long run? Maybe you’ve bought gear using debt (damn that retailer and their credit card offers)... Two years later, not only do you regret buying the gear, but you’re still paying for it every month! When making a decision, thinking about delayed ...…
 
If you’re stuck in the vicious cycle of lowering your rates just to win enough projects to make it through the month, there IS a way out. It’s called value-based pricing. This episode uncovers how to charge more and win projects even when you’re competing with cheaper studios that are undercutting your rates. Find out how to improve client rela ...…
 
How often do you send a quote to an artist, only to be ghosted? It’s super frustrating to be “dating” a potential client, putting time and effort into the relationship, writing a good proposal, and then never hearing back… And chances are, it happens to you a lot. But there’s a very simple way to prevent this and potentially double your yearly ...…
 
Let’s say that you now have a great website, and you’re a good engineer who is praised by his clients… But you’ve discovered another problem. Even though you have a good flow of customers, the clients you really want are turning you down! You’re probably thinking, “WHYYYYY?” What it comes down to is your messaging doesn’t apply to the clients y ...…
 
Last week we talked about removing chokepoints from your website so it’s fully optimized for visitors… You followed along and did your best to improve your site… All your friends and clients who see your site think it’s absolutely fantastic… But you have a different problem... The issue is, you only get a handful of website visits every month, ...…
 
So you spent hours and hours carefully crafting your website. Your friends and clients tell you it looks great. The only problem is that no one is filling out the form on your website to get in touch with you. What the hell is going on? It could be a few things, but the most common are pretty simple to figure out… If you know what to look for. ...…
 
Every single person has strengths and weaknesses. It’s what makes us human. Weakness isn’t necessarily going to hurt your business or ruin your life. Sometimes we choose to improve our weaknesses by actively focusing on self-improvement. Other times, it may make more sense to simply avoid tasks that involve our weaknesses. The silent killer, ho ...…
 
“I’m a failure. I should just give up. This industry is oversaturated. I could never compete with the other people in this city. I will never be good enough” If you’ve ever had thoughts like this, then you may have a dangerous condition known as a “Fixed Mindset.” This is where you believe your skills, abilities, and talents are capped. “I can ...…
 
We’ve all seen musicians or athletes who seemed to have “all the right stuff”. They had raw talent, industry connections, mentorship, and the “perfect” personality or body type... but they burned out or gave up before ever reaching their full potential. We’ve also seen the musicians and athletes who, on the surface, seemed like nothing special. ...…
 
Have you been waiting for some magical moment to raise your rates? Maybe you think you need a Grammy before you’ll be able to charge more, but the reality is...you may be ready right NOW. Every day that you put this off is a day that you’re missing out on earning more, weeding out bad clients, and achieving a better work/life balance. It can be ...…
 
If you had cancer, who would you rather go to for treatment? The Specialist: Someone who been working with the exact type of cancer you have for the past 30 years and has an amazing reputation… Or… The Generalist: Someone who can “treat any type of cancer, and detail your car, and fill cavities, and help you invest in the stock market.” The ans ...…
 
Be honest with yourself for a second...how stressed are you? Does stress affect your work, life, relationships, and/or business? What about anxiety? Do you have a constant cloud of anxious emotion following you throughout your day? If so, there are things you can start putting into place to reduce, eliminate, and prevent stress and anxiety in y ...…
 
Brian records an episode in Florence, Italy, in his triumphant return to this podcast. Topics covered include how you can balance your work/home life while working from home, and what boundaries you might need to have in place to make your family life a success! Life transitions like getting married or having a child have a massive impact on yo ...…
 
In this first-ever solo-hosted episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Chris Graham tackles the issues of impostor syndrome and how you can overcome it. Since this is a topic many audio engineers struggle with, it’s practically required listening! In this episode you’ll discover: Why impostor syndrome uses a false premise to psych you ou ...…
 
Trevor Hinesley, best man of Brian Hood and Founder/CTO of Soundstripe, joins Chris on the podcast while Brian is traveling through Europe on his honeymoon. Some of the topics discussed include sync licensing, Spotify and streaming royalties, and Brian’s most embarrassing moment. In this episode you’ll discover: Why Soundstripe’s model is succe ...…
 
Björgvin Benediktsson joins Chris and Brian to discuss the importance of email marketing and some steps you can take to improve your email skills. In this episode you’ll discover: How to overcome potential fear and harness the best and cheapest marketing channel you have Why a free nugget of value in exchange for an email address is vital for y ...…
 
Joe Gilder of Home Studio Corner joins Chris and Brian to chat about building a YouTube channel, adding value, and why sales experience will help you immensely in your career. Dive in as Joe shares his story to find helpful info abound. Listen to the podcast now! In this episode you’ll discover: How Joe’s sales background helped him “sell” his ...…
 
Learn how to get clients on Instagram, and turn them into recurring income in our interview with Mark Eckert. Mark Eckert joins Chris and Brian to discuss his success using unique methods in everything from education to business. He’s now the go-to-guy in his niche and can afford to be extremely selective with who he works with. To find out mor ...…
 
If you’re a regular listener, you’re well aware that The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast is an advice buffet. This week, Chris and Brian take it to the next level and offer a plethora of quick tips to help you in your studio. Which ones will apply best to you? Find out by listening now! In this episode you’ll discover: Why you need to have a gre ...…
 
Learn about where the music industry is headed, why going to conventions and conferences will boost your career, and why being a gearslut is going to be even less profitable in the future. In this episode you’ll discover: How attending meetups, conferences, and conventions will help you in a variety of ways How technology has changed (and will ...…
 
Do you come across a TON of broke bands? Do the artists you spend weeks recording get ANY amount of traction with their music? Are your recordings ever ACTUALLY being enjoyed by a large audience? Chris and Brian interview Chris Greenwood, aka Manafast, and discuss artist development. If you take the time to A. Help artists fund their music with ...…
 
In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Chris and Brian discuss the importance of having a financial scoreboard for your business and what it can do to motivate you or keep you in check. Every business needs to have a scoreboard, and studios are no exception. Listen to the episode now! In this episode you’ll discover: Why you nee ...…
 
Brian and Chris discuss the ever-changing environment of the music industry and discuss their prediction of the state of the industry for the coming years. In 2019, artists are figuring out that content needs to be released on a regular schedule. Don’t be like the major labels in the early 2000s and stick your head in the sand — adapt, stay ahe ...…
 
In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast Chris and Brian talk about 6 of the most important questions you have to ask yourself to make the most of your audio career. If you neglect to ask these questions, you might be entirely unaware of what’s wrong with your business — or worse, burying your head in the sand, hoping the problems ...…
 
In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Chris and Brian discuss fear. Whether we realize it or not, everyone has a fear that is holding them back from making progress in their life. Even Chris and Brian open up and share their fears, showing that fear is ever-present, no matter where you are in your career.How can you overcome fe ...…
 
In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Chris and Brian discuss the importance of your portfolio and how you can build yours to showcase your best work.Without a portfolio, a studio will have no way to show what they are capable of and anyone browsing the studio’s website will likely move on to the next option. A weak portfolio i ...…
 
Chris Graham and Brian Hood are joined by Austin Hull, a full-time producer from our own Facebook community. In this holiday-postponed episode, you can learn how Austin harnessed his own Facebook community to act as a nearly-endless source of leads — even though he never intended it to be one in the first place. Austin has worked with over thre ...…
 
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