There’s now an Airbnb for recording studios
So you’ve got your tracks all sorted out, or your band together, and now all you need is some time in a professional studio to record, mix and master your breakthrough project. Only trouble is, hiring a pro studio is really expensive; for most bedroom producers and garage bands getting professional studio time is a pipedream, unless you win a competition like WEMC.
Newly launched website Studiotime.io is here to help, based off the same principle as Airbnb: recording studios create profiles with their available resources and cost-per-hour, and musicians in need can search by area and price. So far you’ll only find studios for rent in North America and London, but the site only launched a week ago – stay tuned for Australian studios signing up.
Right now, if you’re in the market, you can rent out Red Bull’s New York studios (as used recently by What So Not) for US$1050 a day (eight hours), or at the cheaper end of the scale you can book out Brooklyn’s EastSide Sound Studios (as used by Eric Clapton, Lou Reed and Slash) for a very reasonable US$125 a day. Read more at the website.