Transform Your Rough Recordings Into Released Records, Even If You Only Have a Home Studio

The Icelandic Restaurant With the Hot Dog Flavored Water

Did you know that the most popular food in Iceland isn’t some fancy delicacy?

It’s actually just the simple Icelandic hot dog.

It’s completely different from any of the American hot dogs. It’s made with lamb and has a variety of condiments “native” to Scandinavia.

Here’s a picture:

And the best place to get a hot dog in Iceland is at a small shack in downtown Reykjavik called Bæjarins Beztu.

It’s been around for so long it still has a Z. The Z was removed from the Icelandic alphabet in 1973!

And there’s always a line down the street, where locals and tourists alike wait to get their hands on what I could confidently call the Icelandic National Meal.

So you could say that this tiny shack in the middle of downtown that basically sells one product is the country’s most popular restaurant.

No tablecloths. Not even a place to sit inside.

No Michelin stars. Just the occasional celebrity like Bill Clinton who made the huge faux pas of ordering his hot dog with only mustard.

SMH. Everybody knows that you always get one with everything!

And they’re so successful because they’ve found their one thing and learned how to do it better than anyone else.

You can get a hot dog all over Iceland. But you can’t get a Bæjarins Beztu.

So if you’re looking to go pro with your skills, ask yourself: what can you get so good at that you stand out amongst the crowd?

What makes you a category of one?

If I had to pick something that I think I’m the best at out of all the skills that I have, I would choose “teaching.”

I’ve been teaching since I was 20 years old.

I started as an assistant teacher in 4th grade where they would send me all the ADHD kids so that the rest of the kids in the classroom could get some learning done.

The school administrators figured that the 20-year old with the tattoos could command some respect, and they weren’t completely wrong.

From there I taught teenagers to be in rock bands, and then I grew Audio Issues into a multiple six-figure business teaching musicians and producers how to mix.

Lately, I’ve been spending most of my time teaching and mentoring about entrepreneurship and marketing, both at the University of Arizona and with private clients.

You see, teaching is impossible if you’re not also guided by curiosity that compels you to learn. If you don’t learn anything new, what are you going to teach?

Having a full-time creative job is a huge privilege and I would like nothing more than to help you go pro if you’re still struggling to start your business or attract more clients.

So I’m putting together a small, intimate group of people for a 12-week coaching program starting in January that will focus on helping you learn the entrepreneurship principles you need to succeed.

If you’ve read You Get What You Give, you may be familiar with some of these topics already, but this is your chance to get hands-on help to make a full-time income from your creative skills.

We will meet twice/week on Zoom and I’ll coach you to transform your abilities into income.

One session/week will teach you:

  • Business principles and admin (all the boring stuff you still need to know how to do…)
  • Attracting clients and finding paying work (and raising your rates if you’re already getting paid but it’s not what you think you’re worth)
  • How to create an online presence that doesn’t take over your life
  • How to create business and marketing systems to help you run an efficient business
  • How to develop your products and services so you can create a diversified income stream that takes you to six figures and beyond

The second session/week will be a Q&A where you can come directly to me with any problems you have and get them solved on the spot so you can continue to make progress toward your success.

If you’d like to be considered, just email me back with the following details:

  • Name
  • Location (Country/State)
  • Where you are at in your professional journey
  • What you would like to achieve in the first six months of next year

There are limited spots available because I want to help you at the highest level so make sure you get in touch soon if you’d like to reserve a spot.

If you’d like to go pro with your skills and become so good they can’t ignore you, I’d love to help you out.

Looking forward to hearing from you,


If you liked this post, share the love:


Transform Your Rough Recordings Into Released Records, Even If You Only Have a Home Studio

*Spam sucks and I will not share your email with anyone.

About me

About Audio Issues and Björgvin Benediktsson

We help musicians transform their recordings into radio-ready and release-worthy records they’re proud to release.

We do this by offering simple and practical music production and success skills they can use immediately 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.

Björgvin’s step-by-step mixing process has helped thousands of musicians confidently mix their music from their home studios. If you’d like to join them, check out the best-selling book Step By Step Mixing: How To Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins right here.