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RSR018 - Daniel Grimmett - Songwriting Team

How To Make Money Producing Music - Virtual Recording Studio

My guest today is Daniel Grimmett, founder of, a songwriting and production company serving over 200 artists/brands in more than 20 countries. Daniels works with clients worldwide and has built a 6 figure online studio and music production business that redefines what it means to be a recording studio in the age of internet.

Taking the SongwritingTeam to the next level Daniel has also created a curated collection of high quality, customizable tracks from top producers to help make your song writing experience painless and professional.

And finally Daniel has created one of the coolest things I know of in the world of online courses. It’s called How To Make Money Producing Music - Virtual Recording Studio

Daniel took all of his success with and turned it into a detailed How To course that takes you step by step from just getting started with no clients at all to potentially making over $100k a year as an online recording and music production studio.

Now I know that a lot of you are recording yourselves, but if you are interested in recording for other people or building a business for studio then you will want to check out How To Make Money Producing Music - Virtual Recording Studio.

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For a limited time Daniel has setup a special discount code just for you Rockstars! If you use the link below to check out the course you can enter

RSRockstars in the coupon code box at checkout to get 40% discount.

In fact the code is good for a discount on all products at Songwriting Team.

Totally awesome!
Watch this video to see if you qualify to start producing music online now...

(I can't say how long this discount will be good for so take advantage of it while you can)

"Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things." @raybradbury

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Jam Session:

Q - What was holding you back at the start?

A - When I was a teenager and first started getting into recording, I was having trouble holding on to my gear because of my substance issue. I would work and make money but then sell off my gear to keep my addiction going.

Just keeping gear around to actually get my job done was the unfortunate thing holding me back then. I hope that not a lot of other people relate to that, but it’s the truth.

“I was neglecting the promise I made to myself as a teenager. I wanna make music with my friends as an adult” - Daniel Grimmett

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Q- What was some of the best advice you got early on?

A - I started working at Old House the commercial studio in Charlotte NC. And coming from being a home recording guy I was ready to get my hands on all the gear.

So one of my first sessions I did the LA thing and had like 400 mics on the drums! And it sounded like crap…

And my mentor told me “Hey man I know you like the gear and all that but don’t forget the song. Do what’s best for the song.”

“I know you like the gear and all that, but don’t forget about the song…” - Daniel Grimmett

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Q- Share with us a recording tip, hack, or secret sauce.

A - This is not actually a recording tip but more of a business tip…

Follow up! What’s the biggest thing that you do on a daily basis that allows you record for a living? Following up!

So use a CRM software like Insightly

Q - Share a favorite hardware tool for the studio

A - I love the Universal Audio stuff! It sounds so great. We sold all of our outboard gear and we now have one box, one laptop.

Q - Are there any favorite plugins from UA?

A - I love the classic stuff the LA-2As, the Urei 1176. But the coolest thing are the Unison Pres! The pre amps that emulate vintage mic pres so that you can record through the sound on the way in. Also the Moog filters for drums or the Ocean Way room reverbs.

Q - Share with us a tip for the business side of the recording studio

A - There is a software tool called Trello for list based project management. It's like that episode of Silicon Valley where they move the post it notes across the board (Agile Scrum) to keep track of the project development.

When your company gets bigger you have so much stuff to do and you’ve got to keep up with it. I find that lists help me keep track of what’s going on.

“Just make a decision!” @vancalot as quoted by Daniel Grimmett

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Q - If you had to start over what gear would you need? How would you find people to record? And how would you make ends meet while you got started?

A - I would start with a guitar, midi controller, 2 channel interface, computer, and headphones, and maybe a Shure SM57. Then I would hang out where the musicians go and meet people because an online studio takes a while to build so it’s best to start locally while you build up your business. Then build the website and go from there.

Q - What is the single most important thing a listener can do right now to become a rockstar of the recording studio?

A - Going back to my earlier quote, make a decision on what you want to do. Are you going to do this or are you not going to to it? Make a decision and go for it!

Whatever “Rockstar” means to you, whether it’s to become a better engineer, or make a better living just decide what it is that you think you need to do next and go for it.

That’s the difference between two indie rock bands that are both great, and one makes it and the other doesn’t. Just having some kind of plan or strategy. The band that made it made it had a better strategy. They just did a couple things right accidentally because they were on a path and kept going.

“Just do what you were built do, what you were put on this earth to do (Music)” - Daniel Grimmett

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