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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 17: Rising from the Ashes

Kirk Imamura, President Avatar Studios New York, NY www.avatarstudios.net

Carefully building upon the foundation left by a bankrupt studio, Kirk Imamura has elevated New York City’s Avatar Studios, formerly known as the Power Station, to the status of thriving world-class facility.

Career Roots

“My wife’s family purchased the studio that was formerly the Power Station when it went bankrupt in 1996. I had extensive management experience, although not in the music industry, and was looking for a challenge. So, I took over management of the studio in 2001. It was certainly not an easy time for the industry and ...

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