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Electronic Invoicing

Friday, December 4th, 2015

If you are in the music business, no matter what sector, it’s likely that you will face a lot of paperwork at some point. Chances are it won’t take long until a harsh reality will set in in your daily work where you get overwhelmed at times with juggling of your bills, invoices and similar rather tedious tasks.

electronic-invoicingThis is when everything that can save you and your employees time can come in very handy.

For my own company’s daily work I found e invoice to be incredibly effective.

Electronic invoicing is literally cutting off several hours each week which we now can use for other, more creative things.

In addition to the time savings I found that electronic invoicing greatly helps to reduce those often-made mistakes that could happen when we needed to type invoicing data into our computer system.

How does electronic invoicing work?

It’s really rather easy. You sign up with a electronic invoicing company where you will send your invoices by email. The company does the conversion of your invoices and sends the electronic invoices to your supplier or client. Unlike as with normal postal mail, the entire process is basically instant without any delays. This also means that invoices can be processed a lot faster with less waiting time required until bills are paid and so on.

I found electronic invoicing probably the best change we made in the business. Should you still do your invoices the old-fashioned way I can highly recommend that you look into electronic invoicing.

 

Studio Safety: Power Sockets & Fire Hazards

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

Fire AlarmsAs we have been mentioning a lot on this blog, setting up a recording studio is an extremely fun project which can bring you a lot of joy and satisfaction! It can also make you some very decent money if you go about things in the right way.

However, that being said, it is not all fun and games, and often it is important to very seriously consider some, perhaps less fun, but certainly more important matters!

If not setup properly, semi professional recording studios can be a serious fire hazard!

Power Sockets

For example, one of the most basic, and extremely important things you must consider are your power sockets. It can be extremely dangerous to run your studio off of multiple extension cables and splitters.

Therefore for some people it may mean investing the money in having a professional electrician in to add some additional wall sockets to your studio.

It will certainly be worth it in the long run! It’s never fun for your studio to burn down!

Fire Alarms

However well your studio is setup, it is always important to take various fire safety precautions. One of which is getting a fire alarm.

As you become a professional studio there is likely legal requirements for this, so make sure you read up on the relevant laws in your area.

Personally when I was setting up my studio, I just looked for a local company to fit my alarm and ended up going with a company that fit fire alarms exeter and surrounding areas.

If you are in the Devon area I do highly recommend them, you can see their website here: http://argosfire.co.uk.

Key Takeaways

  • Make sure you are preventing fire risks wherever possible
  • Make sure that you have the correct number of wall sockets to supply your equipment with enough power
  • Read up on your legal obligations for fire safety as a semi professional recording studio
  • Get yourself a fire alarm system

Why Setup a Home Recording Studio?

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

Home Recording StudioDeciding to setup a home recording studio is a massive decision. If you want your home recordings to be of a semi-professional quality, getting setup is a serious investment in time, space and most importantly money!

You need to make sure that you assess the pro’s and con’s before taking the plunge and making the awesome decision to start setting up your own recording studio.

Here are some reasons to go ahead and make that step:

1. It’s an Educational Experience

Setting up a home studio will teach you a lot about audio, acoustics and lots more. You will have to learn everything from the hardware to the software. This will give you valuable knowledge and experience that can be utilised in the future.

2. It Can Make You Money

Sure, lets be real, you won’t become rich overnight, however, if you have a semi-professional setup, there could be lots of opportunities to record, produce and edit for local bands and musicians who are looking for an affordable way to get their music recorded.

Just asking around at local music venues will be a great way to make connections with potential paying customers!

3. Be in Control of Your Own Music Recordings

If you are a music artist yourself, you can have complete control of your recording and mixing experience. No time restraints when it comes to studio time, you can use your tools at your leisure, and record in a way that is comfortable for you.

You also get to completely customise the space that you record in!

4. It’s Fun!

Whether you are wanting to setup a recording studio as a hobby or on a semi-professional basis, the whole process is an extremely fun and rewarding experience! You will be able to experiment with your own equipment  learn a lot and have a brand new valuable asset!

I hope that these thoughts have been helpful! Stay tuned for more articles and tips.