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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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Dealing with Personalities

Although everyone comes with their very own DNA, certain basic types of personalities are certainly encountered pretty frequently. If you know what you’re likely to encounter going into a session, you ought to be a lot more ready for it when that behavior actually occurs. Here are some observations based on my own experience and discussions with engineers and managers from around the country.

Just one note before we get started though: People are entitled to their own opinions. Draw a generalization about anyone or anything, and you’re likely to walk into a hornet’s nest of retorts and accusations (or at least some spirited debate) from someone who has irrefutable proof that it just ain’t so. But if everyone knuckled ...

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