Start a Creative Career in Audio as a Sound Engineer
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Start a Creative Career in Audio as a Sound Engineer

Your personal introduction to the nuts and bolts of a fulfilling career in audio.
3.1 (8 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
2,048 students enrolled
Created by Nathan Lively
Last updated 2/2015
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 14 mins on-demand video
  • 8 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
Choose the right career path in pro audio for them
Find sound engineering jobs through automated online search engines
Dominate the mental game to make a living as a sound engineer
Use their home studio as a tax deduction
Invoice their customers or clients with the right details
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Requirements
  • Electronic journal like Workflowy or Google Docs
Description

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 is the target audience?
  • 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
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Curriculum For This Course
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How much do live sound engineers make?
3 Lectures 10:02
Introduction from Nathan Lively
00:54

How much do sound engineers make?
02:36

Real numbers from the US, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Sweden.

Business Model Examples
06:32
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Get a job or go freelance?
2 Lectures 05:17

The list of pros and cons of being an independent contractor are long, but it mostly comes down to control.

Should I get a job or go freelance?
02:49

Why go out on your own where you have to run your business and do the work, when you could just work for someone else and leave the the first part to your boss?

The Pros & Cons Of Working For Yourself
02:28
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How to find a sound engineering job.
4 Lectures 13:28

Finding a job is easy. Keeping it is hard.

How do I find a sound engineering job?
02:33

Learning how to become a sound engineer is easy at first. Moving up is hard. Discover the two most important elements to rise to the top.

How To Become A Sound Engineer
05:54

Super easy two step process to find local sound engineer jobs, audio engineer jobs, and sound designer jobs.

How To Automate Your Job Search
02:04

The top free and paid job listing websites for pro audio work in theatre, concert, and the performing arts with sound engineer jobs and sound designer jobs.

The Best Search Engines For Sound Engineer Jobs
02:56
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How do I make a living as an audio engineer?
2 Lectures 10:11

Professional audio is rewarding, but it is also confusing and chaotic

How do I make a living as an audio engineer?
01:27

The twisting path of my own career in pro audio, lessons learned, how you can save yourself time.

The Sound Engineer's Path
08:44
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The most common tax deduction I might be missing.
2 Lectures 05:00

One great deduction that people don’t take or are afraid to take is the home office deduction.

What is the most common tax deduction I might be missing?
01:04

Save $500 On Your Taxes This Year
03:56
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How to invoice your customers.
2 Lectures 06:10

Invoicing may seem complex, but it can be super simple.

Introduction to invoicing
01:53

Professional invoicing with database software in just a few steps.

Easy Invoicing For Sound Engineers
04:17
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What's next?
1 Lecture 00:41
How to keep improving your career and what's next?
00:41
About the Instructor
Nathan Lively
3.1 Average rating
8 Reviews
2,048 Students
1 Course
Career Coach for Audio Engineers

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.