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RSR290 - Björgvin Benediktsson - “You Get What You Give” The Story of a Home Studio Engineer’s Path to Success

Recording Studio Rockstars

My guest today is Bjorgvin Benediktsson an Icelandic-American author, audio educator, and entrepreneur. He is also a friend of mine and the founder of www.audio-issues.com where he has taught thousands of music producers how to make a bigger impact with their music since 2009.  His latest book, You Get What You Give is a business parable a la The Go-Giver that follows Casey, an aspiring music producer stuck in a dead-end job. He dreams of becoming successful in the music industry but has no idea how to find clients. After a disastrous start (sound familiar?), he meets a mentor who teaches him the success principles he needs to make an impact and find success with his music.   Björgvin is the author of seven other books in the music industry: Step By Step Mixing, Get More Gigs, and Better Mixes in Less Time. He has written over 1,000 articles on music production and his advice has been featured in publications such as MusicTech magazine, The Huffington Post, CD Baby's DIY Musician's Blog, Audiotuts, and the SAE Institute. Today we are going to talk about his new book, and dig into some of the topics surrounding the business side of running a recording studio whether it's a pro or home studio or recording and releasing your own music. We will tackle the often elusive question of marketing and promotion so that you can connect with your customers and make a great living doing what you love.  Thanks to our sponsors! Soundporter Mastering: Get your free mastering demo at https://www.soundporter.com JZ Microphones: Use coupon ROCKSTARS to get 50% off The BB29 mic at JZmic.com Spectra1964: https://www.spectra1964.com OWC: Other World Computing: https://www.OWC.com iZotope: iZotope.com/Rockstars code ROCK10 10% off ADAM Audio: https://www.adam-audio.com RSR Academy: http://RSRockstars.com/Academy Want to learn more about mixing? Get Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com Hear discography on Spotify If you love the podcast, then please Leave a review on iTunes here CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/290

2hr 11mins

26 Mar 2021

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#047 - You Get What You Give with Björgvin Benediktsson

Electronic Dance Money

King of marketing and sharing stories to teach lessons, Björgvin Benediktsson has spent most of his professional creating helping other home studio musicians and producers achieve their dreams of success!Today, I'm lucky enough to interview him about his new book, You Get What You Give. I've religously recommended The Go Giver, well it's time to trade that book in for You Get What You Give. You Get What You Give is a Go Giver inspired business fable about being a business professional in the music world.Hangout while we disect the book and discuss how you can make this biggest impact with your music as a business professional!Head to https://enviousaudio.com/episode47 to check out the show notes!

1hr 18mins

19 Feb 2021

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Rising Stars: Björgvin Benediktsson (Episode 1)

Old Pueblo, New Economy

Inside access to the Rising Stars shaping our regional economy through how they Live, Work, and Play.Björgvin Benediktsson is an Icelandic-American musician, audio engineer, and entrepreneur. As a musicpreneur, he runs www.audio-issues.com, one of the longest-running audio education sites on the web. Since 2009, he’s run www.audio-issues.com, one of the longest-running audio education sites online, where he teaches thousands of home studio musicians and bedroom producers how to make a bigger impact with their music production.We both met at the EForum in Tucson, which is a growth accelerator for local business owners. In this interview, Björgvin explains that he grew up in Iceland and moved to Tucson with his wife, Liz Pocock. When he got here, he studied at Pima and eventually the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona. Björgvin models his business model after the 4-hour work week, by Tim Ferriss.He is the author of the best-selling eBook, “Step By Step Mixing – How to Create Great Mixes With Only 5 Plug-ins” as well as the creator of other audio production courses and tutorials. He is an expert in online impact through authority building, thought leadership, and email marketing. When he’s not creating content or working on his business, he can be found mixing artists from all over the world, performing live as a professional musician or drinking craft beer, and reading comic books.This episode was brought to you by our mutual friends, peers and fellow young professionals: Dillon Walker and Gustavo Corte, the proud founders of Common Workspace. I personally love working out of Common, given they are uniquely located above La Cafe Poca Cosa downtown. Also, they have 24/7 access once you become a member. They have a ton of perks that come with their membership, whether you are renting a desk for a day, or a corner office for the year! You can learn more by visiting their website. 


22 Jul 2020

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WCA #282 with Björgvin Benediktsson - Alternative Studio Income Strategies, Book Recommendations, Creating Online Content, and Audio Issues

Working Class Audio

Björgvin Benediktsson is audio engineer, musician author, and entrepreneur. Björgvin helps home studio musicians learn how to make a bigger impact with their music by teaching them how to produce themselves.In this episode, we discuss: Audio Schools Audio Issues 4 hour Work Week Helping Teaching Learning Alternative Studio Income Strategies Creating online content Book Recommendations Content Creation Audio Hub Links and Show Notes: Audio Issues: https://www.audio-issues.com/ Step By Step Mixing: How to Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins: https://amzn.to/2yB7NzS The 4-Hour Workweek: https://amzn.to/2WJ0RZj Your Move: The Underdog's Guide to Building Your Business: https://amzn.to/2YOeMA1 Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You: https://amzn.to/2WQ63ea Customer Canvas: https://customercanvas.net/ WCA on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/working_class_audio Support WCA - Go Ad-Free! https://glow.fm/workingclassaudio/ Connect with Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattboudreau/ Current sponsors & promos: https://bit.ly/2WmKbFw Working Class Audio Journal: https://amzn.to/2GN67TP Credits: Guest: Björgvin Benediktsson Host: Matt Boudreau  WCA Theme Music: Cliff Truesdell  Announcer: Chuck Smith Editing: Anne-Marie Pleau & Matt Boudreau Additional Music: The License Lab

1hr 4mins

11 May 2020

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#12: Björgvin Benediktsson -- a musician, audio engineer and best-selling author.

Scrapper's Corner

We interview Björgvin Benediktsson -- a musician, audio engineer and best-selling author. Björgvin helps musicians and producers make a greater impact with their music by teaching them how to produce and engineer themselves.Website: https://aed.cals.arizona.edu/goinnovatecontact us: goinnovate@email.arizona.eduInstagram: @go_innovate_Twitter: @go_innovate_Support the show (https://aed.cals.arizona.edu/goinnovate)


13 Apr 2020

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Björgvin Benediktsson - Using Ads For Your Online Business

Music Insights With Niclas Jeppsson

Björgvin Benediktsson is the founder of the very popular, recording and mixing, website audio-issues.com. He is also a best-selling author of books such as Step By Step Mixing: How To Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins and many others.In this interview, we spoke about:- Björgvin’s journey from Iceland to Spain and to Tucson, Arizona, where he now lives- Meeting Tim Ferriss in Spain and the impact he has had on Björgvin’s business and personal life- Why you should change your mindset to be about how you can help others rather than yourself- Why the mindset of a musician who thinks they deserve to play live is wrong- What you need to have in place in your business before you start running ads on social media- Why Björgvin’s philosophy of using ads is different from people like Ramith Sethi and Graham Cochrane- Is an add annoying when it shows up in your feed?And much, much moreWatch it above or listen to it on Apple Podcast or Spotify.Connect with Björgvin and Audio-Issues on:www.audio-issues.comYouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/theaudioissuesInstagram at https://www.instagram.com/audioissues/?hl=urFacebook at https://www.facebook.com/audioissuesGet more clients for your home studio here: https://www.youraudiosolutions.com/3-tested-ways-to-increase-your-client-base

1hr 5mins

8 Apr 2020

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#70: The Best FREE Marketing Tactic In The Galaxy - With Björgvin Benediktsson

6 Figure Creative

Björgvin Benediktsson joins Chris and Brian to discuss the importance of email marketing and some steps you can take to improve your email skills.


12 Mar 2019

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Music City Declares War On Home Studios? with Lij Shaw, Björgvin Benediktsson, and Chris Graham - RSR118

Recording Studio Rockstars

We interrupt the regular podcast schedule to bring you a breaking news story about how Music City is bringing the hammer down on working home studios! CLICK HERE FOR SHOW NOTES AT: http://RSRockstars.com/118 Would you believe Nashville brought the hammer down on my home studio just because I was recording other people to make a living? Well it's true!My name is Lij Shaw and I have a Grammy awarded home studio in East Nashville TN called The Toy Box Studio where I have been peacefully recording local musicians for nearly 20 years. Until recently that is...Learn more by listening to this out take from my live video broadcast with Björgvin Benediktsson and Chris Graham as I explain the situation, what happened to me, and how I decided to fight back! Thanks to our sponsors:  Chris Graham Mastering: http://RSRockstars.com/FreeMasteringSample Roswell Pro Audio: https://RoswellProAudio.com Leave a Review -Also- Free mix training with Lij at: http://MixMasterBundle.com

1hr 6mins

8 Dec 2017

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RSR004 - Björgvin Benediktsson

Recording Studio Rockstars

Get FREE Mix Training Videos at MixMasterBundle.com RSR004 - Björgvin Benediktsson - www.audio-issues.com My guest on the the show is Björgvin Benediktsson, a songwriter, producer, engineer, and music recording blogger. An Alumni from the SAE Institute, He has been writing about music production since 2008, bringing you insight into everything he has learned along the way. Björgvin gives audio enthusiasts an easy yet solid understanding of the various aspects of producing music, through practical production tips and in depth training products. Björgvin provides everything you need to know when it comes to producing your own music in your home recording studio. For the complete show notes go to: http://recordingstudiorockstars.com/rsr004-bjorgvin-benediktsson-www-audio-issues-com/


2 Oct 2015

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TBS EP17 - Björgvin Benediktsson - Audio Issues.com

The Toy Box Studio Show

TheToyBoxStudioShow.com Audio Issues.com Email Lij Shaw or Call The Studio with your comments or leave a review Our guest on today’s show is Björgvin Benediktsson, an audio engineer and writer. He is an Alumni from the SAE Institute and has been writing about music production since 2008. He is also the marketing director for Crowd Audio, a site helping home studio musicians find a mixer for their record. You can check out his blog Audio Issues where he has written guides on EQ, building a home studio and recording vocals. He is a published author, and he also provides great tutorial videos and interviews on his Youtube Channel which we will have links to in the show notes. Audio Issues supplies easy to use, practical production tips about music production and audio recording. Björgvin gives you a solid understanding of everything you need to know to produce your own music in your home recording studio. Here are links to the resources from the podcast: Audio-Issues.com Audio Issues Youtube Channel Crowdaudio.com Resources from the Jam Session: Recommended Books Must Read Books On Music Production and Audio Production: Modern Recording Techniques Instrument and Vocal Recording The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook The Art of Mixing: A Visual Guide Recording, Engineering, and Production Master handbooks of Acoustics Behind the Glass: Top Record Producers Tell How They Craft the Hits Recording & Mixing Strategies Mixing Secrets All You Need is Ears Recording Gear Breedlove Cloudlifter Focusrite Saffire Recording Software Logic Pro X Fab Filter EQ Waves Tape Saturation (Eddie Kramer plugin) LA-2A (color without reducing the gain) These are affiliate links and help fund the show. So thanks for checking them out! Cheers! Lij


16 Jan 2015