It’s easy to do.
You can be so focused on one thing that you completely miss the boat on another opportunity right in front of you.
When you have a home recording studio, it’s easy to ONLY think about recording. It’s a recording studio after all, right? Right.
While I’m a HUGE fan of recording, mixing, and mastering songs, EP’s, and albums, I’m also a musician who enjoys performing. And a recording studio is a FABULOUS performing venue for a musician.
Wait…huh? “Joe, I can’t fit more than a few people in my small studio, whatchoo talkin’ ‘bout it being a venue for performing?”
The internet, my friend. The internet.
Whether you’re a musician recording your own music or a recording engineer recording music for other people, you are missing out on a killer opportunity if you don’t explore the world of live streaming online shows.
If you want to see what that looks like, come to my live online acoustic show this Wednesday night at 8pm CT. Here’s the link:
If you poke around Concert Window’s website, you’ll see lots of people performing live online shows. You’ll also see a lot of shows where the audio quality is BAD. People are using the built-in microphone on their computer, or they’re using a crappy USB microphone.
If you have a home recording studio and a decently fast internet connection, you can easily turn your studio into a live production facility. Why? Because the fact that you own a few microphones and preamps that actually sound good puts you in a position to stream a concert that sounds great.
And, of course, you can record the whole thing. That’s what I’m doing Wednesday night. It’s a “pay what you want” show, but I’m also creating a few “tip rewards” for people, one of which is a recording of the show. I’ll go back and mix the audio, and release that as an exclusive bonus to those fans.
As I’m sure you can already imagine, there are a ton of possibilities to this. Try it out for yourself, or offer to do a free show for one of your clients. See what happens. It could be a sweet new service/revenue stream for you.
See you Wednesday?
Home Studio Corner
P.S. If you’re prone to forgetting, be sure to go to the Facebook Event Page and mark yourself as “Going.” That way you’ll get Facebook notifications about the show.