#1
I would love to own and operate a recording studio as my job when I grow up. I'll be seeking out music/tech education from Berklee or some other music school in Boston and also base my studio in Boston.

Any advice? Good idea, not so good? How's the pay? What's the initial investment like? Anyone else do this? Feedback?
#2
Pay is pretty crappy starting out. I would suggest working in a professional studio before trying to start your own think though. I was thinking about getting a degree in Audio Production but I'm having second thoughts. It's a very specialized field and if you don't get a job in a studio that degree is not going to be much of use anywhere else.
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#3
yea getting a degree in this field is almost useless. it all comes from experience and i was considering going to school for this but i said screw it. i have plans to own a studio later in life when im rich and have a steady job going.
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#4
I am seriously considering becoming a sound engineer or something similar to that. I think it would be a great career.

The only thing is that sometimes(depending on the place) it can be hard to find a job in the field.

I also have high hopes in starting my own recording studio someday.
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#6
I plan on doing the exact same thing at the same school!

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College degrees don't mean **** in studio's.


But I might as well get one anyways if that's what I like to do.
#8
i wouldn't recommend it as a career coming out of college. You won't have enough dough to build your own studio, especially with your college loan fees coming at you. I agree with soul_power, try working in a studio and getting some experience and knowledge under your belt first before building your own
#9
I'd like to point out to all of you saying that degrees don't mean **** that you are wrong.
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#10
I am doing it at college and then at uni next year and I love it. I plan to own my own studio and record label in the future and the knowledge I get now will be invaluable. And so what if my degree won't mean anything to anyone outside the industry? Doesn't matter to me, because I am doing what I enjoy.
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I am doing it at college and then at uni next year and I love it. I plan to own my own studio and record label in the future and the knowledge I get now will be invaluable. And so what if my degree won't mean anything to anyone outside the industry? Doesn't matter to me, because I am doing what I enjoy.


Exactly.
#12
First of all, your making the right start by furthering your education. But, there is no way in hell your business would survive, especially with (i'm assuming) NO business knowledge. It would also be a massive mistake to start in a place like Boston.
At the very least, you will need a degree in business, alot of cash and a very good business plan, along with a market that is relatively uncompetitive (which is why Boston is a bad choice).
You should begin working in a studio and request to learn more about the way things work by asking the owners.
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#13
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College degrees don't mean **** in studio's.



Bullshit.

Unless you have a degree in record, then you don't have much of a chance at all in the industry.

Also you should do a lot of networking, cause that is what a lot of the industry is built on.
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#14
I definitely don't plan on having a musical career, because everyone else does and it quickly turns into natural selection.

I suck at natural selection.
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#16
How about minoring in a music/studio whatever degree, and majoring in something that will make you quite a bit of money. That way you can make a lot of money, and then use some of that to start your own small studio, and go from there.
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^ You can't minor in recording.

At least not that I know of.
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Double major, if you can handle the pressure and work load.
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how much would it cost to open/build your own studio?
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^ You can't minor in recording.

At least not that I know of.

oh... well if you can, then it would be a good idea.
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