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Why did your studio close?
Old 9th May 2019
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ha! wow, just when i thought this thread couldn't get bleaker...

(I kid - I'm actually finding quite a bit of positive message in here)..
Yeah, quite a leap from studio closings to the end of all humanity. Some might think the two to be the same.
Old 9th May 2019
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Popular music has been turned from a profession into a hobby.
surely it mostly started as a hobby, though, for everyone involved? so maybe it has 'reverted'.
Old 9th May 2019
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I'm reading an interesting book by a guy who studies people being addicted to internet porn. His theory is that corporations are getting really good at exploiting neural pathways and mechanisms to get people addicted to what they offer. Internet porn is one, food is another, social media is a third. I can't remember all the elements that have to be present for this to occur and in what context, but it's basically like being addicted to anything behavioral...gambling, sex, etc., and the food aspect is like being addicted to any chemical...nicotine, cocaine, etc.

I think the elevated acumen that corporations have researched in this area and are intentionally exploiting is driving a lot of human behavior these days. At least in the US.
hey doctor, what was the book please? sounds like my cup of tea...
Old 9th May 2019
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hey doctor, what was the book please? sounds like my cup of tea...
It's called "Your Brain on Porn: Internet Pornography and the Emerging Science of Addiction," by Gary Wilson.

However, what I have found is that the idea itself is more intriguing than the book—everything is too focused on just porn addiction and not the same ideas applied to other types of addiction. I recommend just going to the guy's website and following some of the addiction related science links instead of buying the book, unless you really are specifically interested in porn addiction.

https://www.yourbrainonporn.com/videos/
Old 9th May 2019
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unless you really are specifically interested in porn addiction.

er... um.... who?... me?
Old 9th May 2019
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er... um.... who?... me?
I knew you were asking for a friend.
Old 9th May 2019
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It was very much that way. I was fascinated with radio and took five years of radio drama in jr. and sr. high school. I understood that I needed a college degree in order to get a job in radio so I went for a recording career. Recording studios were thrilled to find a kid who already knew the basics. The glamour came in the late '60s.
Looks had a HUGE impact..
Old 9th May 2019
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surely it mostly started as a hobby, though, for everyone involved? so maybe it has 'reverted'.
In the sense that everything begins as a hobby, maybe. But the total atmosphere was different because access to professional gear was not commonly available.

People have always gotten into production track careers in a huge number of ways. Glyn Johns backed into production almost without realizing it. Others went to school for electronics and such.

Today, things are decidedly two-fold... and complex.
Never before has there been a time when music production gear was so available at the local GC or ma and pa music store, so anyone with a beat in their head can set up a studio at home. With talent, "hobbyists" can produce masters at home that compete.

OTOH, never before have there been so many "music engineering" schools. Previously, maybe you learned production at a few New York and LA schools, but now nearly every university has at least a music engineering course. Many offer BA/BS degrees, and a some get so specific as to offer specialty MA's like "Audio for Film and TV." People are more formally educated now in audio production than ever before. You can't swing a cat without smacking a Full Sail or Columbia grad hoping to pay off a $100,000 loan by making minimum wage interning. And many were staked by their parents, so they work for free to get a foot in and make friends, locking out those who need the work.

Add to that distribution via internet, music company consolidation and closing of large commercial recording facilities, and the whole situation is far more complex and varied than ever before.
Old 9th May 2019
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I can't wait to wade into that future thread..."How did you keep your studio doors open?"

As informative as this thread is, I need to hear some good news after all this.
Old 9th May 2019
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surely it mostly started as a hobby, though, for everyone involved? so maybe it has 'reverted'.
It started for many of us as a required class in school.
Old 9th May 2019
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I can't wait to wade into that future thread..."How did you keep your studio doors open?"

As informative as this thread is, I need to hear some good news after all this.
It already exists! I'll bump it...
Chris
Old 11th May 2019
  #552
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Damn what a ride!

Thanks for sharing everyone, most of what has been discussed resonates with my experience of growing up in a society built around a debt based currency..

Thanks again.. Great thread..
Old 28th May 2019
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As informative as this thread is, I need to hear some good news after all this.
the good news thread is called

how did you studio STAY OPEN.

some very experienced people, giving very good ideas and advice, away for free.

actually helping the competition, which is rare, as mostly people keep those things to themselves.

Buddha
Old 3rd June 2019
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how did you studio STAY OPEN.
Diversification!

Just recording musicians in this age of home recording ain't enough any longer!
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