Essay on Studio Business Plan

4775 Words Jul 19th, 2013 20 Pages
The Cage Recording Studio
P.O. Box 240092 Montgomery, AL 36124-0092 (334) 260-3739 Fax: (425) 650-5190 Email: cagestudio@yahoo.com www.cagestudio.itgo.com

Business Plan
Prepared by Eric Gwin Owner and Operator

Executive Summary ....................................................................... 2 Purpose of Business....................................................................... 3
Mission Statement:..................................................................................................................................... 3 Our History................................................................................................................................................. 3 Description of
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In 1989, while singing with a gospel quartet, Ariel, Eric was writing and arranging songs for the group and he needed a way of presenting those songs to the other members of the group in recorded form. Using some of the money earned from their performances throughout the Southeast, the group purchased a 4-track cassette machine, which Eric immediately began using for song ideas. Although the recordings couldn’t be considered professional by any means, working with this recorder allowed Eric to learn some of the basics about home recording, which became somewhat of an obsession for him over the next few years. By combining the knowledge that he gained from working in “real” studios with Ariel and his home-studio experiments, Eric began putting together a home project studio of his own in 1993 by purchasing a Fostex X-18 cassette 4-track recorder along with some headphones, microphones, cables, and other small studio items. This studio would grow over the next few years as Eric continued to write and record songs for Q, another a

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cappella group that he was now a part of. It was also during this time that Eric gained even more recording and producing knowledge while working as a part-time engineer and session vocalist at Cherry Orchard Recording Studios in Montgomery (now located in Atlanta, GA). In 1996, Eric and his wife, Meloney, purchased their first home, in which he officially set up The Cage as a soundproof tracking and mixing room. There, in

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