I started today with a visit for coffee with a friend at Dark Horse Studio in Franklin, TN . . . WOW! That is one COOL Studio, lodge, retreat . . . Check out their site with pictures if you want to see what a REAL, TOP HIT Recording Studio looks like . . . Odds are good that unless you’ve been living in a cave the last several years, you’ve heard lots of music recorded at the dark Horse on the radio.
They’re doing some good stuff . . . AND they understand and are willing to do what it takes to endure this hostile economic environment by being creative with their business and focusing on what REALLY matters in their industry.
- TEACHING – The Dark Horse Institute – Bringing the Classroom to the Real World – An institute for mentoring and learning developed because the traditional recording industry educational tended to graduate students who were not aware of “real World” scenarios in the studio
- SERVICE – Without question, this studio caters to the needs AND wants of the artists who come there to record. Some need to buzz in for a FAST, 1 hour, FOCUSED session and then GONE . . . while others might move in for MONTHS and live on the property as they create larger projects
- CREATIVITY/INNOVATION – It’s the little things . . . Like setting up a Sheet with a projection TV for Monday Night football on the lawn . . . and multiple studio set-ups (at LEAST 4) scattered about the Lodge and Residence.
- HUMAN TOUCH – Treat people with genuine contact. Individual contact