RSR180 - Yoli Mara - How To Manage A Pro Studio - Welcome To 1979 - Recording Studio Rockstars

RSR180 – Yoli Mara – How To Manage A Pro Studio – Welcome To 1979

Yoli talked about managing the analog centric studio Welcome To 1979 and vinyl mastering and pressing businesses, creating promotional events grow a studio's network, hiring the very best staff, smart social media and email strategies, and hosting Jason Isbell for their annual live to disc party, plus lots of other cool stuff!

My guest today is Yoli Mara who along with her husband Chris Mara, manages the Nashville analog focused recording studio, Welcome To 1979. Located in what used to be a thriving record pressing plant in The Nations area of Nashville, Welcome to 1979 is a spacious recording studio that specializes in analog recording at a time when most studios are 100% digital.

Yoli also helps to manage three other businesses there: the successful tape machine restoration business, Mara Machines shipping and restoring tape machines worldwide , a vinyl mastering and lacquer cutting service operated by Cameron Henry, and a newly added electroplating facility allowing you to expedite the vinyl pressing process for your next record release with impressively fast turn around results.

Welcome to 1979 has an impressive client list that include: Pete Townshend, Third Man Records, Jason Isbell, Lady Antebellum, Reid Shippen, Margo Price, Rodney Crowell, Pam Tillis, Chris Stapleton, John Prine, and Luther Dickinson. And that's just reading the first 11 names or so off the website!

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