2nd Edition of The Business of Audio Engineering
This Music Pro Guide helps you navigate the current business climate, make a great living, and create the ultimate audio engineering lifestyle
Whether you’re an independent studio engineer, a live sound operator, a broadcast technician, a postproduction specialist, or a student diving headfirst into the real world, the second edition of The Business of Audio Engineering is written just for you. The author shares modern-day approaches that will dramatically increase your chances for success in the audio business.
This book teaches you what you need to know about the life of a professional audio engineer with effective business strategies presented by an award-winning and highly-esteemed engineer/business pro. From attracting clients to keeping them; to hiring studios to working on your own, dealing with problem artists, producers, and labels; to handling a crisis (or keeping one from happening); to getting paid what you’re worth and being worth what you’re paid, Dave Hampton has the advice you need to manage your audio engineering career like the successful business it truly can be.
The Business of Audio Engineering teaches you how to
- know your value and set a rate
- legally form your own company
- work in the real world
- make a great living and create the ultimate audio engineering lifestyle
The book contains valuable strategies how to work with people in general, and with clients and partners in particular. The author’s insight stems from countless experiences as a working engineer, and many examples show you how to deal with challenging business situations and come out ahead.
About the author
Dave Hampton is an engineer and technical support specialist with over twenty-five years of music industry experience in audio engineering, production, and studio design. He continues to work with some of the brightest stars in music and entertainment, including Babyface, Chicago, Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, and Prince. Hampton, who lives in Los Angeles, is known for his dedication and total commitment to excellence and service.
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