Starting a Rehearsal and Recording Studio

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: January 2016
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • What are the key market issues and trends?
  • What are the main trading issues?
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Rehearsal and recording studios hire space to musicians and bands wishing to practise and record their music in an environment that has suitable soundproofing and acoustics. Studios are used by both amateur and professional musicians and typically provide equipment and instrument hire and full production services. Some studios provide only rehearsal or only recording facilities, while others provide both.

Some studios also offer recording 'experiences' for hen and stag parties, children's parties, spoken word and audio diary recording, and produce web jingles and voice-overs for adverts and corporate CDs.

Studios usually rent out their facilities by the hour or day, and generally provide the services of a sound engineer (often the studio proprietor) as part of their rental package. Rehearsal and recording studios typically offer flexible weekend, evening and late-night opening hours to meet demand from musicians at these times.

This profile provides information about starting up and running a rehearsal and recording studio. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also identifies the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information.

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