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The Business of Audio Engineering

Once you have trained to become a professional audio engineer, you’ll find it’s a real jungle out there in the professional world. How do you know your value and set a rate? How do you get paid? How do you really make money as an engineer or establish yourself up as a business? How do you promote your work, market your services, and manage your operation?

The Business of Audio Engineering dives head-first into the real world of the professional audio engineer, teaching you all you need to know about the professional life of the audio engineer, taught by an award-winning top engineer, presenting real strategies and concepts for making a real living as an audio engineer. From attracting clients to keeping them, from hiring studios to working in your own, from working with problem artists, producers and labels to handling a crisis or keeping one from happening, author Dave Hampton has the advice you need to manage your audio engineering career like the business it truly should be.
“This book is required reading for anyone seriously interested in audio engineering as a career. Dave’s knowledge, versatility and integrity have made him one of the most respected engineers in the business. His entrepreneurial approach and constant desire to push the envelope have allowed him to sustain his business through huge transition in our industry. The wisdom he shares will save you years of ‘learning the hard way.’”
-Tom Menrath, Manager of American Music and Sound’s Music Creation Division
“Dave Hampton hones his years of engineering and business experience to bring a fresh perspective to the field of audio recording. His advice comes straight from the recording trenches and provides the kind of information you won’t find in any other book. Listen up!”
- Maureen Droney, Author, Mixmasters: Platinum Engineers Share Their Secrets for Success
“This book is a must read for all aspiring audio engineers who will have to navigate their way though this ever-changing audio industry. Dave gives you essential tips on different avenues to make money and succeed in the world of audio!”
- Maximino, Music Producer/ freelance Audio Engineer- BET’s 106 & Park, CBS, and Fox News

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