6 Figure Home Studio: A Home Recording Business Podcast

By Brian Hood and Chris Graham

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Do you have a passion for producing, recording, mixing, or mastering music? Do you want to quit your day job so you can focus on your studio full time? Most us are simply musicians who fell into this because of our passion for creating art in the form of better music, better mixes, and better recordings. Very few of us went to business school, have any sort of formal business training, or have experience running businesses in the past. Throughout The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast, Brian Hood and Chris Graham will help you learn what actually matters in this confusing world of business. Don't let the “business stuff” hold you back from running a successful home recording studio.

Episode Date
#40: How We Use Checklists To Boost Our Income, Creativity, And Consistency
29:30

Checklists may seem dull and boring, but the reality is this:

Checklists help you to systemize tasks in your business which frees you up to focus on the things that actually matter. The things that actually push the needle in your business.

In this episode, Brian and Chris explain their thought process behind some of the checklists in their business and how you can start implementing them in yours today.


For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/40

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Aug 14, 2018
#39: What Fortnite, PUBG, and Other Video Games Can Teach Us About Running A Successful Business
40:16

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, the popularity of video games like Fortnite and PUBG has exploded over the past year.

Is it possible to take what we learned from these games and apply it to running a business?

You bet your sweet ass it’s possible, so enjoy this ridiculous episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast.


For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/39

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Aug 07, 2018
#38: 10x Your Business By Identifying And Eliminating Your "Single Point Of Failure"
01:05:20

Imagine this: You own the most incredible recording studio in the world, you’re the most skilled producer on earth, you’re a marketing genius, and you’re completely debt free…

Sounds great, right?

Now imagine this: You have all those things, BUT you’re an abrasive asshole that nobody wants to be around, you’re an alcoholic, you have a horrible diet, have ZERO energy, you lack any sort of social skills, and your reputation has been trashed.

Ouch.

How do you think your career will pan out in this scenario?

I know this is an extreme example, but this is to prove a point…

The point is that you cannot be successful if you fail to address what we call “single points of failure” in your life.

One of these alone could severely hamper your chances for success.

In this episode, we explore many different potential “single points of failure” in our lives.


For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/38

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Jul 31, 2018
#37: The Niche Domination Checklist - Implement This Into Your Business ASAP!
48:59

We’ve all heard the phrase “the riches are in the niches”.... While this may be true, it’s important that you do a few specific things in order to make the most of your new audio niche.

In this episode, we give you a checklist of things you need to implement ASAP in order to give yourself the best chance for success.


For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/37

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Jul 24, 2018
#36: Sync Licensing: The Gateway To Passive Income For Audio Entrepreneurs - With Travis Terrell
01:13:37

Passive income is the Holy Grail of income types, but it’s something that eludes most audio entrepreneurs. Most of us simply trade dollars for hours.

One way to start building passive income is to venture into the world of sync licensing. The issue, however, is that it’s rapidly-changing, hyper-competitive, full of pitfalls, and a complete
“black box” for the average audio engineer.

In this episode, we interviewed the CEO Soundstripe – a rapidly-growing micro sync licensing platform. He helps break down the wall of confusion and helps us make sense of what’s working in today’s world of sync licensing.


For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/36

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Jul 17, 2018
#35: The Secret To Happier Clients, Fewer Revisions, And Faster Projects
41:05

This episode is for anyone who’s ever gone “batch it crazy.”

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/35

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Jul 10, 2018
#34: What Does The Future Hold For The Recording Industry?
40:03

If you look back at how much the recording industry has changed in the past 20 years, few people would have ever predicted what would happen.

Software has all but replaced the need for much of the popular hardware from 20+ years ago. What little hardware that is required to get started keeps getting cheaper and cheaper.

Recording budgets have been shrinking, and many major studios have shut their doors.

While many people have struggled and failed to adapt, massive opportunities have been opened up for the average home recording studio.

In this episode, Brian and Chris do their best to predict where the industry is headed, and how you can prepare yourself for what the future holds.


For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/34

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Jul 03, 2018
#33: 5 Studio Niches Ripe For The Taking
48:45

Working on BIG records for major artists is probably a dream for a lot of you and most likely a big reason why you got into this industry. The hard truth is that for most people, this won’t happen quickly.

So listen as Brian and Chris break down 5 audio niches that you maybe didn’t know existed and could take advantage of today (even if you’re trying to break into another niche).


For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/33

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Jun 26, 2018
#32: The 5 Types of Audio Income
46:25

Consistent income is something that all of us strive for but most of us struggle with. While there are plenty of ways to make money in the audio industry, how do you know which one is right for you?

Well in this episode, Brian and Chris break down the positives and negatives of the different ways that can help you pull in a consistent income.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/32

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Jun 19, 2018
#31: Overcoming Self-Doubt, Imposter Syndrome, And A Lack Of Self-Confidence In The Studio
47:51

Self-doubt is hands down the biggest enemy to success that we see in our community. This is something that has prevented so many of us from achieving our biggest goals.

If you’re unable to get out of your own damn way, then no amount of marketing, gear acquisition, audio training, or networking will make up for it.

This episode explores the root cause of self-doubt, as well as some potential “seeds” of self-confidence that you can plant today in order to start the long journey of overcoming this crippling problem.


For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/31

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Jun 12, 2018
#30: 11 Highly-Effective Negotiation Tactics Any Audio Professional Can Use
52:33

Whether you realize it or not, you negotiate with people nearly every day of your life. Even if you refuse to negotiation, you’re STILL using negotiation tactics. In today’s episode, you’ll learn 11 negotiation tactics you can use in your career today, in order to earn more.

So before you negotiate the rates on another project, buy another piece of gear, or sell off some unused equipment, this episode will help you improve one of the highest “dollar per hour” skills you could ever use.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/30

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Jun 05, 2018
#29: 12 Amazing Tools To Help You Run A Profitable Home Studio
48:59

We’ve all heard the quote “The right tool for the right job.” Well this especially true if you’re looking to optimize your business and grow it at an exponential level.

In this episode, Brian and Chris break down their 12 favourite tools that have helped them both grow their businesses to where they are today.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/29

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

May 29, 2018
#28: Warren Huart: Advice From A Multi-Platinum Producer With 196,000 YouTube Subscribers
34:19

Warren Huart has worked with bands like The Fray, Korn, and Aerosmith, and he’s worked on movies like Inglourious Basterds and Transformers. Further adding to his clout is his success on YouTube. With over 196000 subscribers and 17,000,000+ views, his tutorials are some of the most popular you’ll find online. If you’re ever lucky enough to meet someone like Warren, it’s best to do a lot more listening than talking...

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/28


If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

May 22, 2018
#27: Saving Over $3,000 Per Month By “Downsizing To Profitability”: Matt Boudreau’s Story
01:01:28

If you had the chance to run your studio out of a fancy commercial facility designed by Bill Putnam, would you take it? Most of us would jump at the chance...but is this the right move?

Matt Boudreau was given this chance in 2007, and in this interview, you’ll hear how this quickly shifted from an opportunity of a lifetime, to one of the lowest points in his career.


For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/27

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

May 15, 2018
#26 Systems You Can Implement TODAY In Order To Help Your Business Run More Efficiently
01:03:04

Building great systems into your business will eliminate many of the unnecessary friction points that are holding you back from reaching your true potential. In this episode, Brian and Chris break down the systems they use in their companies and why they think it’s important for you to implement them in yours.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/26

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

May 08, 2018
#25: What If You Were Starting Over In A New City WITHOUT Friends, Connections, or Gear?
57:49

In this episode, Chris and Brian live out a hypothetical scenario where they join the witness protection program, move to a new city and start their audio careers from scratch. Find out what they would do and how they would do it if they had to start all over again.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/25

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

May 01, 2018
"#24: 10 Ways To Wow Your Clients And Keep Them Coming Back For Life "
53:32

This episode challenges you to see the upside of selfless service to your clients. Brian and Chris offer ten ways to help connect with your artists on a more personal level, ultimately nurturing relationships and showing how selfless service can really change the way your artists respond to your services.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/24
If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Apr 24, 2018
#23: Why You MIGHT Need To Advertise Your Studio
43:18

In this episode, we will talk about why paid advertising is an important skill to develop in this fast-changing recording industry. We also discuss who should be investing time, money, and effort in paid advertising, and who should NOT be bothering with it.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/23
If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Apr 17, 2018
#22: How Emily Got Hundreds Of Clients By Combining Two Passions To Create Her Niche
01:10:20

This episode also kicks off a new series where we interview people who took two passions and combined them in a way that created a unique niche. On this week’s episode, you will learn how Emily has used unique niche to work with hundreds of clients and build a life that has allowed her to do what she loves...day in and day out.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/22
If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Apr 10, 2018
#21: The One Thing That Will Guarantee Your Studio's Failure
49:22

Whether you run a small home business or a large multi-million dollar business, you will run into roadblocks. Your ability to “figure it the f*ck out” will be a large reason behind whether or not your company is successful or fails miserably.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/21If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Apr 03, 2018
"#20: Should You Quit Your Dayjob To Start Recording Full Time? "
47:49

Trying to run a recording studio AND maintain your day job? We get it...quitting your day job is not an easy decision to make. You could end up ruining your life by jumping ship at the wrong time or in the wrong scenario.

The goal for this week’s episode is for you to have a better idea of whether it’s time for you to finally quit that damn day job or not.


For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/20

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Mar 27, 2018
#19: n00b Website Mistakes That Will Choke Out Your Business
56:20

Your studio’s website sucks and we can help.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/19

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Mar 20, 2018
#18: It’s Tax Season: Don't F*ck This Up
38:42

Taxes have always sucked ass, and they always will suck ass. Unfortunately taxes are impossible to (legally) avoid if you’re a freelancer, and the repercussions for evading taxes far outweigh any benefits you could ever gain from cheating.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/18

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Mar 13, 2018
#17: The 5 Stages Of A Successful Recording Career
01:01:39

Everyone is going to be in different stages of their company but it’s important to know exactly what stage you’re in. Understanding these 5 stages and properly accessing which one you’re in is crucial for the next steps of your career.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/17

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Mar 06, 2018
#16: How To Avoid Nightmare Clients By Watching For These 8 Red Flags
52:59

When a new client contacts you, your immediate reaction is to take the money no matter what. The problem is that some projects can quickly turn into an absolute nightmare.

 

This episode of The Six Figure Home Studio Podcast talks all about how you can spot nightmare projects before they start. Instead of saying “yes” to every single project, learn how saying “no” just might be the best thing you can do for the long-term enjoyment of your career.


For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/16

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Feb 27, 2018
#15: How To Conquer Burn Out And Prevent It From Ruining Your Career
59:28

At some point in your career, you’ve probably experienced some form of burnout. It’s something everyone will experience at some point, and it can drain you both physically and emotionally.

Understanding exactly what you can do to minimize or eliminate burnout is crucial if you want to push past it and have a long-lasting, happy, and healthy career.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/15

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Feb 20, 2018
#14: Social Skills: If You Don't Get This Right, Your Home Studio May Pay The Price
39:55

You’ve probably spent countless hours studying recording techniques, the nuances of different gear, and maybe even learning how to run your business effectively.

You probably have NOT put much thought into the effect your social skills have on your business. The thing is... social skills can have a much bigger effect on your income than any other single skill.

Your ability to get people to like you can go a long way when it comes to growing a home studio business, and that’s the topic of today’s episode of The Six figure Home Studio Podcast.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/14

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Feb 13, 2018
#13: How Social Skills Helped Billy Decker Dominate The Nashville Mixing Scene
01:31:37

Billy Decker is one of Nashville’s top country mix engineers and has worked with a large list of labels and independent artists. But more than just mixing, Billy is known to be one of the most kind, generous and passionate persons that you will ever meet.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/13

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Feb 06, 2018
#12: How To Choose a Profitable Niche For Your Studio
43:03

Answer this question: When it comes to your studio, what is the one thing that you're known for?

If you can't answer that, it may be time to find some way to "niche down".

Most people think that "niching down" means you’re going to be turning away money even when you aren’t making much to begin with.

The reality is this: Your fear is keeping you from seeing the bigger picture. "The riches are in the niches," so this episode is all about helping you choose a profitable niche to dominate.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/12

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

 

Jan 30, 2018
#11: How To Earn More From Your Studio (Without Raising Your Rates)
58:40

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/11

We’ve got good news and we’ve got bad news...The bad news is that no matter how hard you work, there’s always someone in the world that will work harder.

The good news is that there’s a difference between working “hard” and working “smart”.

In this episode, learn all the ways you can use automation, delegation, or elimination to outsmart your hard-working competitors.


If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Jan 23, 2018
#10: Keep Clients From Ruining Your Life Using These 7 Boundaries
54:09

Are you tired of clients and tasks sucking the life out of you and your business?

Well in this episode, Brian and Chris give you seven specific boundaries you can implement today, that will positively impact your business and ultimately lead to a happier, healthier you.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/10

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Jan 16, 2018
#9: The 7 Crucial Habits That Will Help Your Business Grow
51:23

It’s a new year, a new you, and your motivation to succeed is at an alltime high. The problem is that motivation is a temporary force that disappears when life gets tough.

This is the reason every Planet Fitness location has an average of 6,500 paying members, even though each location only holds 300 people.

This episode is all about harvesting your current motivation, and using that energy to implement long term healthy habits into your life.

These are 7 habits that will truly push the needle in your business this year, and it’s the stuff you’ll keep doing even when motivation is gone.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/9

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that via email to podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Jan 09, 2018
#8: Why Marketing is NOT The Solution For Most Struggling Home Studios
01:07:20

When business is not going well for your studio, the initial reaction is that you need to "improve your marketing". The thing is...this is NOT the solution for most struggling studios. There is a very specific set of problems that need to be addressed in a very specific order. This episode covers each of those areas in detail.


For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/8


If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that here at podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Jan 02, 2018
#7: CRM: Billion-Dollar Companies Use This Software, and So Should You
36:09

In this episode, learn what a CRM is, why it’s absolutely essential that your home studio business implements one, and how you can use it to help grow your business in 2018.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/7


If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that here at podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Dec 26, 2017
#6: The Business of Running A Home Studio Business (Part 2)
50:01

So many home studio owners are extremely creative, talented, and great at what they do, but they have NO idea how to run a business.

This podcast series will be covering many of the topics that home studio owners need to learn about if they want ANY sort of sustainable career.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/6


If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that here at podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

 

 

 

Dec 19, 2017
#5: The Business of Running A Home Studio Business (Part 1)
43:01

So many home studio owners are extremely creative, talented, and great at what they do, but they have NO idea how to run a business.

This podcast series will be covering many of the topics that home studio owners need to learn about if they want ANY sort of sustainable career.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/5

 

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that here at podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

 

Dec 11, 2017
#4: How To Get More Online Reviews For Your Studio (And Stand Out From Your Competitors)
37:35

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/4

Are Google and Facebook reviews REALLY that important for recording studio owners? In this episode learn how Chris Graham has managed to gather nearly 200 five-star reviews for his mastering studio, and how this sets him apart from his competitors.

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that here at podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Dec 04, 2017
#3: The Journey From His Parent's Basement, To Depression, To A Six Figure Home Studio - Brian Hood
01:11:43

In this episode, they discuss Brian’s story and how he went from recording local bands in his parents basement to becoming the successful entrepreneur he is today.

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/3

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that here at podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Nov 01, 2017
#2: How Chris Graham Grew His Mastering Studio To Six Figures Using Google Ads And Apple Scripts
01:05:05

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/2

Chris Graham shares his story and how he went from living in “the hood” to becoming the successful six-figure business owner he is today.

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that here at podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

Nov 01, 2017
#1: The "Old Model" Is Dead - The Future Is In YOU and your Home Recording Studio
34:59

For full show notes, go to www.thesixfigurehomestudio.com/1

In this episode, Brian and Chris discuss how the audio industry has undergone a MASSIVE change, and how this has opened up some great opportunities for you. They also shed some light on how educational resources, like podcasts, have been crucial to their success, and why going to audio school might not be the best investment.

If you want to suggest a guest, an idea for the podcast, or you have some general feedback, then you can submit that here at podcast@thesixfigurehomestudio.com

 

Oct 29, 2017