jonathan jetter said:
i can't speak for Vegas, but no one in NYC worth recording is going to pay attention to a radio ad about a recording studio.
I traded out $3,000 of recordings and complete productions for radio ads in a 21 county area and got 2 phone calls by people who never got back with me.
Now, I'm mostly contacting people on the musician's community of Craigslist or locals I find on reverbnation or facebook who have talent and play music I can live with. I let them know what I like about a couple of songs and mention what I do. I offered the first song free with no obligation for straight recording, and if they want a complete production, a very low rate for the first song.
I just found a very talented guy who wants me to do a full arrangement and he's got over a hundred songs. He's trying to put a band together and I imagine he will mention me to the people he comes in contact with. Meanwhile, if he decides to let me do a CD of his songs, the rest at full rate, we can do one a month or so and eventually he'll have his CD, I'll make some money, and I may meet a few more prospects. It'll be a while before I can quit my day job, (once I find one), but we'll see what happens.