Nashville, TN (August 12, 2015)—The brick-and-mortar commercial facilities of the 1990s have evolved down multiple branches on the family tree. These days, an engineer may be owner and operator of a professional home studio; legacy studios of old have often survived by becoming artist or production/management company-owned; and independent commercial studios that still exist are often lean operations catering to independent artists. The panel assembled for the “21st Century Studio Business Models” session represents a diverse range of studio owners and operations, each with their own unique formula for success. Attendees at Mix Nashville will get the inside story on how each have survived and even thrived.
The panelists are:
• Independent engineer and owner of a well-appointed home studio, Randy Poole (The Poole Room—Anita Baker, CeCe Winans, Aretha Franklin, Michael W. Smith, Toni Braxton, George Clinton)
• Cameron Henry of a relatively new commercial facility with a vintage heart—ironically named, for a discussion of modern studio business practices, Welcome to 1979 Studios (Vinyl Mastering Engineer—Bob Dylan, JD McPherson, Béla Fleck, Hozier)
• Brandon Bell, the Studio Director and Chief Engineer at Zac Brown’s studio base (Southern Ground Nashville—Alan Jackson, Alison Krauss, Steve Martin, Zac Brown Band, Neil Young, Chris Thile, Jerry Douglas, Earl Scruggs, Paul McCartney)
• Co-founder of County Q Productions in 1985, Paul Scholten who has worked to help clients realize their dreams while constantly evolving his multi-room facility (Producer/Engineer/Musician—Byron Hill, Brooks & Dunn, Cletus T. Judd, Wench, Craig Morgan).
• Frank Wells, the Editor of Pro Sound News and a Past President of the international Audio Engineering Society will moderate the session.
Bringing a unique local slant to a global recording industry, Mix Nashville 2015 is a production of Mix magazine in conjunction with sister title Pro Sound News and with the AES Nashville Section (producers of the Nashville Recording Workshop + Expo events series). Mix Nashville will take place at the newly refurbished facilities of global touring giant Clair Southeast and the brand new stages and production rooms of The Blackbird Academy. In addition to the main stage program content, manufacturer presented master classes and product demos will run throughout the day.
The full Mix Nashville program, bios of the presenters, exhibitor lists and registration details can be found at the event website.
Mix Nashville 2015