Montclair, NJ (April 11, 2013)—Hal Leonard Books has released the second edition of recording engineer Dave Hampton’s book, The Business of Audio Engineering.
Aimed at audio engineers in a variety of fields, from independent studio engineers to live sound operators to broadcast technicians to postproduction specialists, the book shares modern-day approaches for navigating a career in the audio business.
This book explores the realities of life of a professional audio engineer with business strategies for attracting and keeping clients; hiring studios; working on your own; dealing with problem artists, producers, and labels; handling a crisis (or keeping one from happening); getting paid what you’re worth and being worth what you’re paid.
The Business of Audio Engineering discusses how to know your value and set a rate; legally form your own company; how to work with people in general, and with clients and partners in particular.
Hampton is an engineer and technical support specialist with more than twenty-five years of music industry experience in audio engineering, production, and studio design. He continues to work with numerous stars in music and entertainment; clients have included Babyface, Chicago, Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, and Prince. Hampton lives in Los Angeles.
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