Start a Creative Career in Audio as a Sound Engineer
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This is an introductory course for people who are considering work as a sound engineer or other job in the field we call pro audio. It will help you ask the right questions to build a strong foundation for a lifelong career you can be proud of.
Discover how you can transform your audio hobby, into a paying career.
You will learn:
- How much real sound engineers make
- Whether you should get a job or go freelance
- How to find the right sound engineering job
- The most common tax deduction you may be missing
- How to invoice your customers
Get the knowledge you need to start making money in pro audio right away.
Do you know how to become a sound engineer?
Poof! Now you're a sound engineer! ;)
Lots of people know how to connect a microphone to a mixing board, but very few people actually know about the nuts and bolts of a successful career in audio.
I will walk you step-by-step through the initial phase of setting up your thriving business.
Each section will include a short video lecture where I will share the most important lessons I have learned during 14 years in the industry working in 7 different cities and 3 different countries. An information-packed article will follow each lecture with insider details that would normally take you years of experience to find out.
Let's get started!
Who this course is for:
- Sound Engineers
- Sound Designers
- Audio Visuals Technicians
- Audio Engineers
- Students at Audio Schools
- People in career transition who love music
- Counselors & Coaches who help people with career choices
- Musicians who want to transition into a Pro Audio career
- 00:54Introduction from Nathan Lively
- 02:36How much do sound engineers make?
- 08:48Business Model Examples
I am a recovering sound engineer.
I used to really hate my job. I know working on concerts, theatre, and recordings sounds like a fun fancy job, but a lot of people get into it for the wrong reasons and get burned out. Through a lot of moving around and trial and error I have come to really love being a sound engineer.
If you or someone you know is working in audio, but struggling to get the kinds of jobs, clients, or money that they want, I hope you'll think of me because I love to help people find their best fit in pro audio and create a fulfilling career that they can be proud of.