Change is never easy. The last few years, music and entertainment had gone through enormous change. People binge watching on subscription based internet websites, streaming music services demolishing the income of those in the music industry, the rise of podcasts personalities and now, living in a time when the world is locked down in a pandemic what comes next?
We did our first recording last week. It's been more than 4 months since we hit the record button with live musician in the studio. Not gonna lie, it was weird. Sanitizers, masks, air filters running is hard to enforce, but we did our best. We have another session coming next week.
The interns stayed home to have less people at the sessions, but we decided to do a Zoom broadcast for them. At least they would be learning about how we hit the 'talkback' button and communication.
So has recording in studios come to an end? Funny enough, I have more hope for the studio system now than I had pre-COVID lockdown. Here's why... with revenues of musicians going down because of streaming music payouts and now heightened with the lack of concerts, we know a lot of musicians are turning to recording at home.
But something is missing... it's the collaboration between musicians, producers, engineers and session players. The exchange of "that was great" or a mystified look of ''ummmm, maybe you should try that again" or "what do you think of this harmony?". The creation of music or rehearsing a band is a collaboration ... not just someone handing you a demo and asking "what do you think".
We think we have a way to solve that collaboration and are testing it out now. We'll let you know how it goes very soon.