6 Figure Home Studio: A Home Recording Business Podcast

6 Figure Home Studio: A Home Recording Business Podcast

www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com
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 Hood and Chris Graham will help you learn what actually matters in this confusing world of business. Don’t let the “business stuff” hold you back from running a successful home recording studio.


#115: How To Get More Sales Using The Socratic Method
Jan 21 • 49 min
Do you have problems talking to your clients? Do leads (potential clients) balk during negotiation, costing you the deal? By asking questions you can lead your clients and leads gently to the conclusion that you want them to find so they don’t get…
Are you coming to NAMM 2020?
Jan 15 • 10 min
A quick “inbetweenisode” about winter NAMM 2020. If you’re going to be there, you need to hear this. Go to http://thesixfigurehomestudio.com/namm to join our NAMM Facebook community.
“#114: Four Blue Ocean Niche Ideas To Get You To Profitability Asap “
Jan 14 • 80 min
Are you stuck in a dead-end, draining, stressful job with bad hours that you just want to quit? Is the only thing stopping you from leaving that job to pursue audio the fact that you need the money? Chances are, it might be easier than you think to swim…
#113: The Key To Running A Profitable Online Mixing Studio In 2020 - The Blue Ocean Strategy
Jan 7 • 47 min
Can you feel the rising tide? The world of online mixing is becoming more and more saturated with engineers who all do the same thing. Are you one of those engineers, drowning in the masses? Listen now to find out how you can set yourself apart from…
#112: How To Raise Your Rates, Improve Your Work/Life Balance, And Increase Your Profit Margins (Replay)
Dec 31, 2019 • 57 min
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 NOW. Every day that you put this off is a day that you’re missing out on…
#111: Why Marketing is NOT The Solution For Most Struggling Studios (Replay)
Dec 24, 2019 • 66 min
You’ve hit a wall… You just aren’t getting enough clients… There’s only a small trickle of people coming through your door… Marketing sounds like a great idea, right? Think again! Marketing a subpar product will result in a subpar response. Even if you’re…
#110: The 4 E-Myth Personality Types Business Owners Need To Nurture (Or Rein In)
Dec 17, 2019 • 62 min
Most audio engineers are prone to having the personality of a technician. Cold, ego-filled, and always right, we have a reputation of being difficult to work with. To be a successful business-owner, technicians need to learn how to balance their…
#109: How To Fix Your Stagnant Income By Breaking Through These 5 Business Plateaus
Dec 10, 2019 • 50 min
When your business hits a plateau and your income has stagnated (or worse, decreased) it can be a stressful, terrifying time. Let’s fix that – find out 5 reasons for plateaus in your business, and how you can solve the problem so you can continue growing…
#108: Adding Rocket Fuel To Your Studio’s Growth (With Something We Often Ignore)
Dec 3, 2019 • 48 min
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. That’s just how life is, right? By neglecting yourself you are digging a hole… deeper and deeper and deeper.…
#107: 6 Ways To Streamline Your Revisions Process (So You Don’t Piss Off Your Clients Or Ruin Your Life)
Nov 26, 2019 • 52 min
In 2012, I had my first 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. If you’ve never experienced anything like this, I envy you.…
#106: How To Level-Up From Small Gigs To Massive Projects - With Brandon Rike of TNSN DVSN
Nov 19, 2019 • 97 min
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? That’s what happened to Brandon Rike, a merch designer…
#105: How To Get More Clients Via Passive Referrals, And Why You’re Not Getting Credited For Your Work
Nov 12, 2019 • 49 min
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…
#104: The Recipe For Platinum Records, Number One Hits, And A Seven-Figure Income - With Seth Mosley
Nov 5, 2019 • 51 min
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…
#103: Why Books, Videos, And Lectures Are The Worst Ways To Learn (And What To Do About It)
Oct 29, 2019 • 70 min
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…
#102: Why You Should Start A Podcast For Your Business (Before It’s Too Late)
Oct 22, 2019 • 61 min
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…
#101: Why “The Hero’s Journey” Is The Solution To Your Marketing Problems
Oct 15, 2019 • 57 min
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. As a producer/engineer/whatever, you’re better off…
#100: Our Top 16 Life-Changing Books For Business Owners
Oct 8, 2019 • 75 min
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…
#99: Cows.
Oct 1, 2019 • 74 min
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…
#98: Why Spotify’s Purchase of SoundBetter Could Be The Best (Or Worst) Thing To Ever Happen To The Recording Industry
Sep 24, 2019 • 47 min
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…
#97: How To Grow Your Business By Nurturing These 4 Positive Mindsets
Sep 17, 2019 • 55 min
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? There’s no silver bullet,…
#96: How You’re Sabotaging Your Business With These 5 Toxic Mindsets
Sep 10, 2019 • 64 min
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…
#95: How You Can Work ON Your Business Instead of IN Your Business (Part 3)
Sep 3, 2019 • 72 min
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…
#94: How You Can Work ON Your Business Instead of IN Your Business (Part 2)
Aug 27, 2019 • 70 min
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…
#93: How You Can Work ON Your Business Instead of IN Your Business (Part 1)
Aug 20, 2019 • 46 min
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…
#92: What To Do When Someone In Your Area Is Charging $5 Per Song
Aug 13, 2019 • 42 min
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…
#91: Why You’re Losing Thousands Of Dollars Every Time You…
Aug 6, 2019 • 55 min
You’re the most frugal shopper, spending hours clipping coupons, comparing prices down to the penny at the store, and maximizing your savings… If you’d just saved that hour you clip coupons every week, and sent someone else to the grocery store for you,…
#90: The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Personal Finance - With Graham Cochrane
Jul 30, 2019 • 69 min
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…
#89: Solving The #1 Struggle In Your Business
Jul 23, 2019 • 63 min
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…
#88: An Easy Way To Turn $30/mo Into Thousands Of Dollars
Jul 16, 2019 • 54 min
Every single month, hundreds (or thousands) of people are checking out your studio’s website. 95% of those people will never contact you in any way, shape, or form. They simply weren’t ready for your service when they found you. What if I told you there…
#87: How To Create A Lead Magnet For Your Recording Studio
Jul 9, 2019 • 64 min
So you’ve spent hundreds or even thousands of dollars on advertising your studio… But not much has 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…
#86: How To Turn a $1,000 Project Into A $10,000 Project
Jul 2, 2019 • 52 min
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.
#85: The Skill That Separates Those Who Succeed From Those Who Fail
Jun 25, 2019 • 54 min
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… Two years later, not only do you regret buying the gear, but you’re still paying for it! Thinking about…
#84: The Pricing Masterclass: How To Charge More, Add More Value, and Win More Projects
Jun 18, 2019 • 62 min
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. Find out how to improve client relations, your hourly earnings, and even your…
#83: How To Double Your Income By “Aggressively” Following Up
Jun 11, 2019 • 43 min
How often do you send out a quote, 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.…
#82: How To Create A Customer Avatar That Will Skyrocket Your Marketing Efforts
Jun 4, 2019 • 43 min
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…
#81: 11 Ways To Increase Your Website Traffic
May 28, 2019 • 78 min
Last week we talked about removing chokepoints from your website so it’s fully optimized for visitors… All your friends and clients who see your site think it’s absolutely fantastic… But you have a different problem… You only get a handful of website…
#80: How To Get More Customers Through Your Website
May 21, 2019 • 60 min
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…
#79: Why Mastermind Groups Are The #1 Best Way To Find (And Fix) Your Biggest Blindspots
May 14, 2019 • 58 min
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. The silent killer, however, is our blindspots. The reason they’re so harmful is that we can’t do a damn…
#78: Motivation, Mindset, And Getting Out Of Your Own Damn Way: With Andy J Pizza of Creative Pep Talk
May 7, 2019 • 49 min
“I’m a failure. I should just give up. This industry is oversaturated. 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.” It’s extremely important for your business, your…
#77: Winning The Sustainability Wars: Three Crucial Ingredients For A Sustainable, Long-Term Career
Apr 30, 2019 • 52 min
We’ve all seen musicians or athletes who seemed to have “all the right stuff”. We’ve also seen the musicians and athletes who, on the surface, seemed like nothing special. Whether it takes you 1 year or 10 years to become successful in audio, one thing…
#76: How To Raise Your Rates, Improve Your Work/Life Balance, And Increase Your Profit Margins
Apr 23, 2019 • 56 min
Have you been waiting for a 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…
#75: Why You’re Scaring Away Clients With An Inconsistent Story, And How You Can Clarify Your Brand By Learning To Say No
Apr 16, 2019 • 38 min
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…
#74: Our 5 Favorite Ways To Prevent Stress And Anxiety
Apr 9, 2019 • 61 min
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…
#73: The Struggle Of Running A Successful Studio At Home With Your Family
Apr 2, 2019 • 51 min
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…
#72: How To Make Impostor Syndrome Your Friend
Mar 26, 2019 • 14 min
In this first-ever solo-hosted episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Chris tackles the issues of impostor syndrome and how you can overcome it. Since this is a topic many audio engineers struggle with, it’s required listening! In this episode…
#71: The Future Of Spotify And How It Will Affect Your Business - With Trevor Hinesley
Mar 19, 2019 • 79 min
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…
#70: The Best FREE Marketing Tactic In The Galaxy - With Björgvin Benediktsson
Mar 12, 2019 • 50 min
Björgvin Benediktsson joins Chris and Brian to discuss the importance of email marketing and some steps you can take to improve your email skills.
#69: Sales Skills: How Joe Gilder Turned A Sales Job Into A Thriving Audio Career
Mar 5, 2019 • 68 min
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…
#68: Using Instagram Marketing To Build Recurring Income As A Music Producer - With Mark Eckert
Feb 26, 2019 • 60 min
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…
#67: 18 Quick Tips For Running (And Growing) A Successful Studio
Feb 19, 2019 • 58 min
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…
#66: The Future of Gear and The Power Of Networking
Feb 12, 2019 • 38 min
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.
#65: Kickstarter, Marketing, And Networking: How To Help Your Clients Succeed - Chris Greenwood
Feb 5, 2019 • 34 min
Do you come across a TON of broke bands? Do the artists you spend weeks recording get ANY traction with their music? Are your recordings ACTUALLY being enjoyed by a large audience? Chris and Brian interview Chris Greenwood, aka Manafast, about artist…
#64: How To Have Your Best Year Ever By Creating A Scoreboard For Your Studio
Jan 29, 2019 • 32 min
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…
#63: How To Profit From A Rising Trend In The Music Industry
Jan 22, 2019 • 34 min
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…
#62: How To Fix Your Stagnant Income By Asking Yourself 6 Hard Questions
Jan 15, 2019 • 40 min
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…
#61: How Fear Holds Us Back From Being Better Audio Entrepreneurs
Jan 8, 2019 • 47 min
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,…
#60: How To Build A Kickass Portfolio (And Get The Most Out Of It)
Jan 2, 2019 • 43 min
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…
#59: How To Build An Audio Career 100% Online From Anywhere In The World: With Austin Hull
Dec 26, 2018 • 62 min
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…
#58: The 3 Roads To 6 Figures (Choose Wisely)
Dec 18, 2018 • 77 min
In this episode, Chris Graham and Brian Hood discuss three main business models you can use to build your studio to six figures. Though you can try to use several models instead of choosing one, it is typically easier to focus on just one. Listen in to…
#57: How Recording Studios Can Get (and Stay) Out Of Debt
Dec 11, 2018 • 49 min
Brian and Assistant to the Regional Manager, Chris, discuss a big topic for people worldwide: debt. Many people struggle with debt, and Brian and Chris have had their fair share of experience on the topic. They give their advice on the matter so you can…
#56: Three Fundamentally Different Business Beliefs That Will Make Or Break You
Dec 4, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio, Chris rants about irresponsible business partners and contractors. Brian brings the discussion around to talk about the three business beliefs that can make or break your business. Listen to the episode to…
#55: Can You Have A Successful Career By Ripping Off Other Producers?
Nov 27, 2018 • 36 min
In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Chris and Brian talk about the danger of getting stuck ripping off someone else’s work. To have a long-lived career in audio, you have to ensure that what you’re doing is unique and original to you.…
#54: What Drug Dealers Can Teach Recording Studios
Nov 20, 2018 • 35 min
What does your studio have in common with the neighborhood dealer? You might be surprised! In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Chris and Brian discuss how you can adopt a drug dealer’s business model to hook people on your studio’s…
#53: The Six Figure Home Studio’s Guide To Gear (For Recovering Gear Sluts)
Nov 13, 2018 • 67 min
Deviating from the norm, Chris and Brian do away with the Gearslut Alert and devote an entire episode to gear. They discuss the obvious interfaces and microphones, but also tools to make productivity while traveling easier, desks, and more. Listen to this…
#52: Why Every Home Studio Owner Should Have A “Do NOT Do” List
Nov 6, 2018 • 39 min
In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast Brian Hood and Chris Graham discuss the benefits of a do not do list. Having this list and checking it twice before moving on to your to-do list can help you structure your day and life in a much…
#51: Why Are Audio Engineers So Bad With Relationships?
Oct 30, 2018 • 40 min
Chris Graham and Brian Hood discuss the abysmal track record audio engineers have in their relationships, both personal and business. Find out some key tips on how you can improve your relationship skills to improve your business and your life…
#50: Help! My Clients All Want To Do Their Own DIY Recordings
Oct 23, 2018 • 39 min
In this episode (recorded live in The Six Figure Home Studio Facebook Community), Brian and Chris discuss a dilemma faced by many engineers: artists who wish to record themselves. With more and more artists choosing the DIY option these days, how can you…
#49: How To Answer THE Most Important Question: Why Should Someone Hire You?
Oct 16, 2018 • 48 min
In this advice buffet, podcast hosts Chris Graham and Brian Hood discuss how you can make your business stand out from the crowd. Find out why you need to be unique and what the best methods of doing differentiation are. Answering this one question will…
#48: Side Hustles You Can Use To Transition Out Of Your Day Job (And Into Full-time Audio)
Oct 9, 2018 • 44 min
In this episode you’ll discover: Why having a side hustle isn’t selling out Why you need to consider what your side hustle is so you don’t devalue your studio work What skills can be gleaned from side-hustles that benefit your studio Basic non-audio side…
#47: How Every Single Studio Can Build A “Referral Team” For Free
Oct 2, 2018 • 37 min
In this episode, Chris and Brian cover the importance of building a team not only for yourself, but for the added value to your clients. If you have the connections to a solid team of freelancers who you can refer artists to, you are adding value to both…
#46: Graham Cochrane Teaches Us How One Free Source Of Marketing Can Change Your Business Forever
Sep 25, 2018 • 58 min
In this episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Chris and Brian go in depth with Graham Cochrane, founder of The Recording Revolution and www.grahamcochrane.com. They discuss topics such as making time for the important things in life, tips for…
#45: How Studio Owners Are Multiplying Their Income And Minimizing Their Headaches Using The 80/20 Principle
Sep 18, 2018 • 57 min
In episode 45 of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Brian and Chris discuss the 80/20 principle. This is something that affects not only your business but your personal relationships, your health, your hobbies, and so much more. Learn to harness the…
#44: The Three Awkward Client Conversations You Cannot Skip If You Want To Enjoy Your Career In Audio
Sep 11, 2018 • 39 min
In this episode, Brian and Chris cover the three hard conversations you need to have with every client in order to set the precedent from day one. These conversations will ensure your relationship can last not just through the project, but for the rest of…
#43: How To Get More Clients For Your Studio (Part 2)
Sep 4, 2018 • 50 min
Last week we showed you five different strategies you can use to generate leads for your studio. The problem is this… If you don’t know the right way to convert someone from a lead into a paying customer, none of those lead acquisition strategies will…
#42: How To Get More Clients For Your Studio (Part 1)
Aug 28, 2018 • 41 min
If you ask any struggling studio what their number 1 problem is, the answer will almost always be “we need more clients”. This is because no studio can survive without a consistent stream of paid work. In this series, we’ll be tackling this issue head-on.…
#41: Why It’s Important To Have Small, Measurable Goals For Your Studio - Lessons From The Chinese Bamboo Tree
Aug 21, 2018 • 18 min
Striving towards a big overarching goal when starting your business is great to aim for. But without the ability to test and measure your progress along the way, there’s no way of knowing where you might end up.
#40: How We Use Checklists To Boost Our Income, Creativity, And Consistency
Aug 14, 2018 • 29 min
Checklists may seem dull and boring, but the reality is this: Checklists help you to systemize tasks in your business which frees you up to focus on the things that actually matter. The things that actually push the needle in your business. In this…
#39: What Fortnite, PUBG, and Other Video Games Can Teach Us About Running A Successful Business
Aug 7, 2018 • 40 min
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the popularity of video games like Fortnite and PUBG has exploded over the past year. Is it possible to take what we learned from these games and apply it to running a business? You bet your sweet ass it’s possible,…
#38: 10x Your Business By Identifying And Eliminating Your “Single Point Of Failure”
Jul 31, 2018 • 65 min
You cannot be successful if you fail to address what we call “single points of failure” in your life. One of these alone could severely hamper your chances for success. In this episode, we explore many different potential “single points of failure” in our…
#37: The Niche Domination Checklist - Implement This Into Your Business ASAP!
Jul 24, 2018 • 48 min
We’ve all heard the phrase “the riches are in the niches”…. While this may be true, it’s important that you do a few specific things in order to make the most of your new audio niche. In this episode, we give you a checklist of things you need to…
#36: Sync Licensing: The Gateway To Passive Income For Audio Entrepreneurs - With Travis Terrell
Jul 17, 2018 • 73 min
Passive income is the Holy Grail of income types, but it’s something that eludes most audio entrepreneurs. Most of us simply trade dollars for hours. One way to start building passive income is to venture into the world of sync licensing. In this episode,…
#35: The Secret To Happier Clients, Fewer Revisions, And Faster Projects
Jul 10, 2018 • 41 min
This episode is for anyone who’s ever gone “batch it crazy.”
#34: What Does The Future Hold For The Recording Industry?
Jul 3, 2018 • 40 min
Software has all but replaced the need for much of the popular hardware from 20+ years ago. What little hardware that is required to get started keeps getting cheaper and cheaper. Recording budgets have been shrinking, and many major studios have shut…
#33: 5 Studio Niches Ripe For The Taking
Jun 26, 2018 • 48 min
Working on BIG records for major artists is probably a dream for a lot of you and most likely a big reason why you got into this industry. The hard truth is that for most people, this won’t happen quickly. So listen as Brian and Chris break down 5 audio…
#32: The 5 Types of Audio Income
Jun 19, 2018 • 46 min
Consistent income is something that all of us strive for but most of us struggle with. While there are plenty of ways to make money in the audio industry, how do you know which one is right for you? Well in this episode, Brian and Chris break down the…
#31: Overcoming Self-Doubt, Imposter Syndrome, And A Lack Of Self-Confidence In The Studio
Jun 12, 2018 • 47 min
Self-doubt is the biggest enemy to success that we see in our community. This is something that has prevented a lot of us from achieving our goals. If you’re unable to get out of your own damn way, then no amount of marketing, gear acquisition, audio…
#30: 11 Highly-Effective Negotiation Tactics Any Audio Professional Can Use
Jun 5, 2018 • 52 min
Whether you realize it or not, you negotiate with people nearly every day of your life. Even if you refuse to negotiation, you’re STILL using negotiation tactics. In today’s episode, you’ll learn 11 negotiation tactics you can use in your career today, in…
#29: 12 Amazing Tools To Help You Run A Profitable Home Studio
May 29, 2018 • 48 min
We’ve all heard the quote “The right tool for the right job.” Well this especially true if you’re looking to optimize your business and grow it at an exponential level. In this episode, Brian and Chris break down their 12 favourite tools that have helped…
#28: Warren Huart: Advice From A Multi-Platinum Producer With 196,000 YouTube Subscribers
May 22, 2018 • 34 min
Warren Huart has worked with bands like The Fray, Korn, and Aerosmith, and he’s worked on movies like Inglourious Basterds and Transformers. Further adding to his clout is his success on YouTube. With over 196000 subscribers and 17,000,000+ views, his…
#27: Saving Over $3,000 Per Month By “Downsizing To Profitability”: Matt Boudreau’s Story
May 15, 2018 • 61 min
If you had the chance to run your studio out of a fancy commercial facility designed by Bill Putnam, would you take it? Most of us would jump at the chance…but is this the right move? Matt Boudreau was given this chance in 2007, and in this interview,…
#26 Systems You Can Implement TODAY In Order To Help Your Business Run More Efficiently
May 8, 2018 • 63 min
Building great systems into your business will eliminate many of the unnecessary friction points that are holding you back from reaching your true potential. In this episode, Brian and Chris break down the systems they use in their companies and why they…
#25: What If You Were Starting Over In A New City WITHOUT Friends, Connections, or Gear?
May 1, 2018 • 57 min
In this episode, Chris and Brian live out a hypothetical scenario where they join the witness protection program, move to a new city and start their audio careers from scratch. Find out what they would do and how they would do it if they had to start all…
#24: 10 Ways To Wow Your Clients And Keep Them Coming Back For Life
Apr 24, 2018 • 53 min
This episode challenges you to see the upside of selfless service to your clients. Brian and Chris offer ten ways to help connect with your artists on a more personal level, ultimately nurturing relationships and showing how selfless service can really…
#23: Why You MIGHT Need To Advertise Your Studio
Apr 17, 2018 • 43 min
In this episode, we will talk about why paid advertising is an important skill to develop in this fast-changing recording industry. We also discuss who should be investing time, money, and effort in paid advertising, and who should NOT be bothering with…
#22: How Emily Got Hundreds Of Clients By Combining Two Passions To Create Her Niche
Apr 10, 2018 • 70 min
This episode also kicks off a new series where we interview people who took two passions and combined them in a way that created a unique niche. On this week’s episode, you will learn how Emily has used unique niche to work with hundreds of clients and…
#21: The One Thing That Will Guarantee Your Studio’s Failure
Apr 3, 2018 • 49 min
Whether you run a small home business or a large multi-million dollar business, you will run into roadblocks. Your ability to “figure it the f*ck out” will be a large reason behind whether or not your company is successful or fails miserably.
#20: Should You Quit Your Dayjob To Start Recording Full Time?
Mar 27, 2018 • 47 min
Trying to run a recording studio AND maintain your day job? We get it…quitting your day job is not an easy decision to make. You could end up ruining your life by jumping ship at the wrong time or in the wrong scenario. The goal for this week’s episode is…
#19: n00b Website Mistakes That Will Choke Out Your Business
Mar 20, 2018 • 56 min
Your studio’s website sucks and we can help.
#18: It’s Tax Season: Don’t F*ck This Up
Mar 13, 2018 • 38 min
Taxes have always sucked ass, and they always will suck ass. Unfortunately taxes are impossible to (legally) avoid if you’re a freelancer, and the repercussions for evading taxes far outweigh any benefits you could ever gain from cheating.
#17: The 5 Stages Of A Successful Recording Career
Mar 6, 2018 • 61 min
Everyone is going to be in different stages of their company but it’s important to know exactly what stage you’re in. Understanding these 5 stages and properly accessing which one you’re in is crucial for the next steps of your career.
#16: How To Avoid Nightmare Clients By Watching For These 8 Red Flags
Feb 27, 2018 • 52 min
When a new client contacts you, your immediate reaction is to take the money no matter what. The problem is that some projects can quickly turn into an absolute nightmare. This episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast talks all about how you can spot…
#15: How To Conquer Burn Out And Prevent It From Ruining Your Career
Feb 20, 2018 • 59 min
At some point in your career, you’ve probably experienced some form of burnout. It’s something everyone will experience at some point, and it can drain you both physically and emotionally. Understanding exactly what you can do to minimize or eliminate…
#14: Social Skills: If You Don’t Get This Right, Your Home Studio May Pay The Price
Feb 13, 2018 • 39 min
You’ve probably spent countless hours studying recording techniques, the nuances of different gear, and maybe even learning how to run your business effectively. You probably have NOT put much thought into the effect your social skills have on your…
#13: How Social Skills Helped Billy Decker Dominate The Nashville Mixing Scene
Feb 6, 2018 • 91 min
Billy Decker is one of Nashville’s top country mix engineers and has worked with a large list of labels and independent artists. But more than just mixing, Billy is known to be one of the most kind, generous and passionate persons that you will ever meet.
#12: How To Choose a Profitable Niche For Your Studio
Jan 30, 2018 • 43 min
Answer this question: When it comes to your studio, what is the one thing that you’re known for? If you can’t answer that, it may be time to find some way to “niche down”. Most people think that “niching down” means you’re going to be turning away money…
#11: How To Earn More From Your Studio (Without Raising Your Rates)
Jan 23, 2018 • 58 min
We’ve got good news and we’ve got bad news…The bad news is that no matter how hard you work, there’s always someone in the world that will work harder. The good news is that there’s a difference between working “hard” and working “smart”. In this episode,…
#10: Keep Clients From Ruining Your Life Using These 7 Boundaries
Jan 16, 2018 • 54 min
Are you tired of clients and tasks sucking the life out of you and your business? Well in this episode, Brian and Chris give you seven specific boundaries you can implement today, that will positively impact your business and ultimately lead to a happier,…
#9: The 7 Crucial Habits That Will Help Your Business Grow
Jan 9, 2018 • 51 min
This episode is all about harvesting your current motivation, and using that energy to implement long term healthy habits into your life.
#8: Why Marketing is NOT The Solution For Most Struggling Home Studios
Jan 2, 2018 • 67 min
When business is not going well for your studio, the initial reaction is that you need to “improve your marketing”. The thing is…this is NOT the solution for most struggling studios. There is a very specific set of problems that need to be addressed in a…
#7: CRM: Billion-Dollar Companies Use This Software, and So Should You
Dec 26, 2017 • 36 min
In this episode, learn what a CRM is, why it’s absolutely essential that your home studio business implements one, and how you can use it to help grow your business in 2018.
#6: The Business of Running A Home Studio Business (Part 2)
Dec 19, 2017 • 50 min
This podcast series will be covering many of the topics that home studio owners need to learn about if they want ANY sort of sustainable career.
#5: The Business of Running A Home Studio Business (Part 1)
Dec 11, 2017 • 43 min
This podcast series will be covering many of the topics that home studio owners need to learn about if they want ANY sort of sustainable career.
#4: How To Get More Online Reviews For Your Studio (And Stand Out From Your Competitors)
Dec 4, 2017 • 37 min
Are Google and Facebook reviews REALLY that important for recording studio owners? In this episode learn how Chris Graham has managed to gather nearly 200 five-star reviews for his mastering studio, and how this sets him apart from his competitors.
#3: The Journey From His Parent’s Basement, To Depression, To A Six Figure Home Studio - Brian Hood
Nov 1, 2017 • 71 min
In this episode, Brian and Chris discuss Brian’s story and how he went from recording local bands in his parents basement to becoming the successful entrepreneur he is today.
#2: How Chris Graham Grew His Mastering Studio To Six Figures Using Google Ads And Apple Scripts
Oct 31, 2017 • 65 min
Chris Graham shares his story and how he went from living in “the hood” to becoming the successful six-figure business owner he is today.
#1: The “Old Model” Is Dead - The Future Is In YOU and your Home Recording Studio
Oct 28, 2017 • 34 min
In this episode, Brian and Chris discuss how the audio industry has undergone a MASSIVE change, and how this has opened up some great opportunities for you. They also shed some light on how educational resources, like podcasts, have been crucial to their…