Success Needs Active People PRODUCTIONS TIMOTHY WESTBROOK II
What I think
Whats up guys??
So the homie posted a status the other day and it got me thinking. The status said "How you gon ask for studio time prices and then not text me back BROKEASS MTF" For me its been a while since I paid for studio time and that is only because I have my own, however I do try to book time when I am in other cities but I haven't been as successful. I believe the real reason that artist are not paying for studio time or beats is because they do not think they are good enough. Just think about it, If you had something that you knew was great you would do anything to get it out. Well its my belief that most people are just trying to have fun and are not looking to do any real investing in themselves. I have read sites that say its a scam that the artist use in order to get free songs, and hey in a world where the music game is so dang dirty I don't see why not but I don't think this is it in most cases. Another reason people do not pay for studio time is because the home studio has killed the idea of studio time. People who can not mix and master do not know what all goes into getting a great sounding song. They look at the bed in the room on walk by the kitchen and the vibe does not scream PAY, which is stupid because if it was easy and cheap then they should just do it themselves right? Often times people forget that music is an art and even tho they would like to get rich off of their art they are not willing to invest in paint or brushes.
What to do if your an artist
If your an artist what you need to do is realize that you need to be willing to invest if you want to go far. If not, learn how to work a home setup so you don’t fall into this category. As an artist you do not expect to do what you love for free you hope to be paid for it so thick about that when you ask for studio time.
There are so many videos on YouTube that will show you how to work a home setup or even a large one so sit back and learn.
iIf your the type of person that needs something more traditional then I would say look into Full Sail University. Along side learning online I also went to Full Sail. I would have to say though the one thing that scared me the most was that a lot of people that went to the school didn’t work in the music industry after. MAKE SURE THATS NOT YOU FOO!!!!
Should you own a studio in 2020
Should you try to run a studio in 2020? I would say yes, if you make music I see noting wrong with earning some extra income from your studio. Also keep in mind that most people know someone that they think is good enough to record them and even if it sounds like crap they will go with that because it’s free. Music is not going anywhere and most things in a major studio can’t be replaced but in this new day and age if you are creative you can find a way to do anything with plug ins.
Keep in mind that most people don’t want to bother with the ends and outs of making the recording the music they just want to be an artist so your space it still there.
Like I said if your not willing to invest every time you want to record and you don’t have a deal worked out I want to list some things you can buy once to get you going.
1. Get a Spire Studio comes with build in mic and recording software $300+ works on iOS and updates all the time. I have made many videos about this product and it’s something I use often
2. Get Pro Tools. $500 rent for $25-$35 a month. Let’s assume you have a computer already. Then do like I said before and get on YouTube and learn how to work this software or any other DAW.
3. Use GarageBand. $100 if not free on Mac. I don’t recommend this but I have seen people make songs with next to nothing and pull more streams then me so If you can make it work make it work.
That is a few things you can do to try and cut down or recording cost but at the end of the day you still need to know your software and sound. If you don’t you will still have your work cut out for you.