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Underground Sound. The Basement Studio. What is Underground Sound?. Recording Studio in a residential basement Indy label for my music Full service sound engineering Personal musical workspace. Trained in Sound Design Trained in classical music Over 400 hours of sound board time

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Underground sound

Underground Sound

The Basement Studio


What is underground sound
What is Underground Sound?

  • Recording Studio in a residential basement

  • Indy label for my music

  • Full service sound engineering

  • Personal musical workspace


Why can i do this

Trained in Sound Design

Trained in classical music

Over 400 hours of sound board time

Extensive practice with sound recording equipment

Multiple computer music courses

Music Business major from Radford University with a Business Administration minor

Why can I do this?


Why would i want to
Why would I want to?

  • Control

    • Artistic

    • Legal (rights)

  • More legal control = More money

  • Having your own studio to play in is fun

  • Having access to a studio at odd hours helps the “odd” artist


Operations statement
Operations Statement

  • This recording studio will star mainly by taking on outside recording projects

  • Another main reason is to further my career as both a songwriter and sound engineer

  • If ever my music becomes popular enough I wish to try and make it a private recording studio


Marketing
Marketing

  • Worldwide distribution through www.theorchard.com

  • Direct performances to producers and directors in New York (dramatic readings)

  • Direct internet sales to customer through my website.

  • Trade magazine ads for the recording studio

  • Radio ads


The orchard
The Orchard

  • 49 dollars for worldwide physical distribution

    • Retailers such as Wal-Mart, Amazon.com, and both mega and small record stores

  • 99 dollars for both physical and digital distribution

    • Most Mp3 download services in many countries (languages)


The orchard pt 2
The Orchard pt.2

  • You get 70% of the wholesale price you get to set during registration

  • It is a non-exclusive agreement

    • Can distribute to whoever else you want at whatever price you want concurrently

  • There are discounts in the registration cost for multiple registrations


What to be
What to be?

  • Sole Proprietorship

    • Full control

    • Easier taxes than a corporation

    • Free

    • Low administrative complexity


Other business
Other business

  • I will use musicians to record my music in my studio and hire them as independent contractors

    • Don’t have to pay insurance or benefits for employees

    • Becomes contracted musicians job to handle taxes

    • Checked off mostly “Yes’s” as required on the IRS’s contractor check list


Insurance
Insurance

  • Specialty homeowners clause to cover the extra equipment

  • Pictures and documentation of the worth of every piece of equipment

  • Health insurance for myself




The year 2011

THE YEAR 2011!!!!

Where did the time go?



Home business
Home business

  • Mine is used solely for my business

  • I am in the studio everyday working on my work or being paid to help others record

  • I have taken many pictures of the studio in use



Learn me good
Learn me good

  • Sound recording conventions

  • Seminars

  • Continually working to gain new experiences

  • Education is deductible









2015!

A glimpse at what might be…






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