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Complete Audio Mastering: Practical Techniques by Gebre E. Waddell

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CHAPTER 15Starting a Mastering Studio as a Business

For those of you who love audio mastering, at some point you must decide whether you want to make it into a career. There’s your love for the art, and then there’s the risk of starting a business. You face competition, considerable startup costs, and many other challenges. This chapter focuses on the things you must consider while making this important decision. I’ll start with the tough challenges that new studios must face and end on a high note with the benefits of opening a new mastering studio. I won’t be covering luck, although a bit of it is needed as well.

Challenges Faced by New Mastering Studios

For anyone considering opening a mastering studio, a careful decision lies ahead. It’s ...

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