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The Stupid Simple Math for Making a Living With Your Music

Have you ever wondered just how much work you need to start making a living as an audio engineer?

Yesterday, I got off the phone with a coaching student who wants to start making a living as an audio engineer and I jumped on a quick Facebook Live to talk about it.

I walk you through the simple thought process you need to calculate where you want to be in 12 months.

Quitting your job or transitioning to a new career is daunting, but when you put it into perspective and have a goal to reach, suddenly it becomes easier. This calculation isn’t only applicable to getting sessions as a mixing engineer. You can also use it to estimate just how many shows you need to play, how many students you need to teach, or how many records you need to release.

If you’re interested in getting 1-on-1 guidance to start making a bigger impact with your music skills, check out the mentoring and coaching I offer here.


I’m really enjoying the Facebook Live videos. There’s something spontaneous and fun about them. It’s like improv, but hopefully educational for your music. If you’d like me to do more, hit reply with a simple YES! to let me know I should continue.

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About Audio Issues and Björgvin Benediktsson

At Audio Issues you’ll learn simple and practical audio production tips you can use right away to improve your music from your home recording studio.  Björgvin is the best-selling author of Step By Step Mixing and the founder of Audio Issues. He helps musicians and producers turn amateur demos into professionally produced records they can be proud to release.

We help home studio musicians and project studio producers make a greater musical impact in their lives by teaching them the skills needed to grow their hobbies and careers. We do this by offering simple and practical music production and success skills they can use right away to level themselves up – while rejecting negativity and gear-shaming from the industry. A rising tide floats all boats and the ocean is big enough for all of us to surf the sound waves.

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