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Which of These 3 Stages of Music Production Are You In?

If you’re anything like my students, your music and productions are in one of these three stages:

Stage 1 – The Zombie Stage

You can find your way around your DAW and enjoy tinkering with your plug-ins, but you’re more like a mad scientist than a musician. You use your studio like an illegal lab you don’t want anyone to know about, experimenting with your tracks, hoping to invent the next Frankenstein’s Monster.

But…you never finish any of your experiments because you’re not sure your songs are good enough. All of your songs are like zombies stuck in your hard drive graveyard and you don’t know how to revive them to release them into the real world.

You don’t know which song to keep working on. You don’t know which one sounds the best. Your songs are technically finished, but you’re not sure whether they’re good enough to compete with the professional music you compare your mixes to.

Every time you try to mix a song that sounds like the records you love so much, the experiment blows up in your face with boominess, muddiness, and harshness everywhere!

Stage 2 – The Shadow Stage

Your songs are out of the hard drive graveyard, but they only exist in the shadow plane. You’ve shared some of your music with your friends by using private Soundcloud links, but you don’t know if you can trust their feedback so you’re still too scared to properly release them into the world.

The real world can’t hear them because you can’t bring yourself to release your records. Now, not only do your songs haunt you in their unfinished state, but they’re also haunting your friends and family, who wonder when they are ever going to be able to hear your songs on their streaming services.

Your songs are like ghosts that haunt you every time you enter your studio. They stay in the shadows never to be seen or heard from, like a harmless version of those budget-rate shadow creatures in the movie Ghost with Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore.

You keep tinkering with your music in the shadows of your studio but you never send them into the light of what they could become.

Stage 3 – The Salvation Stage

You’ve left the graveyard behind!

You’ve sought out the guidance of saviors who have gone through the nightmare before you and they’ve slain your uncertainty and self-doubt. You’ve learned to confidently finish your mixes and now you’re proud to release your songs because you know they sound professional compared to what you hear on Spotify or iTunes.

You’re ready to share your songs with the real-world because you know you’re creating great music you love.

You know how to navigate the self-release ecosystem and you have a system in place to help you succeed. You have a long-term strategy with your songs, and you’ve put thought into promoting them to your growing audience so you can continue to succeed with your music.

Not only that, but you’ve started helping others navigate their song shadows out of the hard drive graveyard and into the land of the living.

You share your knowledge by helping others get through the trials and tribulations you’ve already overcome.

Get to the Final Stage With Audio Issues Insiders

I’ve been paying it forward for over ten years now, sharing my knowledge about audio production to help thousands of home studio musicians and bedroom producers make a bigger impact with their music.

I’m not only familiar with the three stages above because I’ve lived it myself, but I’ve also personally coached others through each stage until they’re confident and proud of the music they make.

In the last year I’ve been doing it effectively through my materials, coaching, and mix feedback inside my Audio Issues Insiders community and today I’m proud to announce that the doors are open to new members!

If you want to confidently finish your mixes and release your music, whether it’s a single, EP, or an album, in the next 30-60 days, my Insiders community is where you get the support you need to make that happen.

Regardless of which stage you’re in, you’ll find a place with us in the Insiders community. 

Here’s what you get when you join Insiders:

Music Production Courses ($787 Value)

Get access to music production courses that help you produce, record, arrange, and finish your songs.

  • Home Recording Hacks ($49 Value)
  • The Bedroom Producer Program ($97 Value)
  • Music Production Strategies ($97 Value)
  • Mix Finisher Fundamentals, Mix Walkthroughs and Practice Multi-tracks ($497 Value)
  • Mastering Crash Course ($47 Value)

Music Marketing and Business Masterclasses ($800 Value)

Our masterclasses are for home studio musicians, bedroom producers and project studio engineers looking to earn an income with their music skills:

  • Musicpreneurship 101
  • 70 Ideas to Monetize Your Music Career
  • 4-Week Record Release Challenge
  • The Customer and Client Roadmap for Musicians and Engineers
  • How to Promote Your Music With Content on Social Media
  • Email Marketing for Musicians and Engineers
  • How to Run Facebook and Instagram Ads to Grow Your Audience

Expert Interview Vault ($600 Value)

Get expert advice from seasoned veterans of the industry on topics ranging from songwriting and creativity to production, recording and mastering.

Feedback Friday and Community (Priceless)

Feedback Friday has grown into one of the most popular parts of the Insiders community.

Join us for regular Feedback Friday mix feedback calls where you can bring your music and mixes into the group and get constructive feedback to help you improve your music.

You’ll also get access to our private community where you can ask questions, interact with other members, and post your music for others to hear. It’s THE place to hang out, ask questions, interact and collaborate, share your releases, and get the support you need. I’ll be in there regularly helping out, answering questions, and creating members-only content to help you level up your skills.

No Need to Feel Overwhelmed

With this much content inside the Insiders community, it’s not surprising that you may feel overwhelmed. However, there’s no need to worry because you’ll get custom guidance as soon as you join.

The first thing you do when you become an Insider is to book an optional Action call with me.

In these 20 minute calls you’ll tell me exactly what you’re struggling with and what you’re looking to learn and I’ll give you a personal path to follow through the Insiders community so that you can get results fast.

This separates Insiders from ANY other VIP group.

The materials included in your members would add up to over $2,500 if you bought them separately, but you can get started for only $37!

Keep in mind that the price is likely to go up the next time we open so make sure you lock in your rate by joining now.

Become an Insider now and start confidently finishing your mixes so you can be proud to release your records.

See you on the inside!



I’ve been studying audio, working on music, and sharing my techniques with you for years. I know how much of a difference the right training can make to improve your skills. I’m serious about helping you finish your mixes and release your music by giving you the training you need.

Are you serious about investing in yourself?

Invest in Insiders and get the training you need to succeed.

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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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