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The Studio Business Book: A Guide to Professional Recording Studio Business and Management, Third Edition by Jim Mandell, Mitch Gallagher

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Profile 5: Carving a Creative Niche in a Small Town

Blair Hardman Owner, Composer, Engineer Zone Recording Cotati, California www.zonemusic.com

Comfortably nestled in the back of a busy professional music store, Blair Hardman’s studio has become part of a central scene that includes instant access to the best session players in the area.

Facility

Located in the Sonoma County wine country, 50 miles north of San Francisco, near a freeway and a local university. The studio is in the back of Zone Music, a pro music equipment store. 10′ × 20′ live room plus two isolation booths for guitar amps, and vocalists, etc., built into an overall space of ...

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