Being Indie (Part 1)

I decided that I would add a blog to my site as sort of a mark of progression. All of this is a totally new experience for me. This is my first business venture and I would like to see what it looks like from start to finish. Hopefully that “finish” doesn’t come for a long time but I am not delusional I know most ventures do not make it. I am giving myself a year and then I will make the decision. This blog will talk not only about what I learn as I make my business but the clients and projects I work on.

So for my first post I thought I would just answer the “Why am I doing this?” question. What motivated me to want to start a recording studio?

Several years ago I was introduced to the world of podcasting as far as recording and producing my own show. It was a lot of fun, I recorded somewhere around 50 episodes before I felt like my concept had run its course. But that sense of creation stayed with me and in the back of my mind I wondered how I could do podcasting for a living. Now if you have looked into this, making a living at being a podcaster is not easy at all and you have to be not only good but lucky.

That started to morph over time where I wondered if I could produce podcasts for other people, I started thinking of ways to talk to other businesses about doing special podcasts for the companies or customers as a form of target advertising. That idea kicked around in my head for several years to be honest. I had to just keep doing my daily job and audio would come second.

Then a few months ago several changes happened in my life. The biggest catalyst was several close friends moving away to try new ventures themselves. It made me look at myself and ask what can I do? Then I remembered my podcast production idea. I started to think about it and asked why should I limit myself. I thought about the gear I had and what I could do. I decided that vocal recording was easily within my realm and I could stay away from full music production unless requested.  (to be continued)

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