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  • Nashville producer sues city over home studio restrictions

    I remember when this was a big issue in the LA area... it looks like it is in Nashville too.

    http://www.prosoundnetwork.com/music...ues-city/48188

    What do YOU think? Should engineers and producers be allowed to have studio setups in their homes where they can work with their clients as long as they are not causing a disturbance for their neighbors?

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  • #2
    I think that if you are at the point of making your 'home' studio a professional commercial venture, then you need to move it out of your home...although the studio I'm finishing up the final details on is in a garage in a residential neighborhood, so obviously there has to be some line of demarcation...the goal is to make money, and the investment precludes an easy move.
    The key is obviously how running a commercial enterprise in a residential area will impact the local residents, and that should be the deciding factor. That means the studio operator has to be responsible for the activities of their clients inside and outside the studio environment.
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    • #3
      This is a big deal here (in Nashville) for certain. There are probably as many home studios (for-profit ventures) as there are churches in Nashville.

      The biggest sticky point to this is people coming and going from a business in a residential area. That and those that own studios in commercial districts who pay way more in rent, taxes, etc. scream that it isn't fair to them for these "home ventures" to exist.

      D
      Keeping the Harmony at Harmony Central

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      • #4
        The one key is getting a business license to operate in a non-commercial property. This is how many municipalities 'choke out' the home business people.
        To be fair, the commercial studios that cry foul charge the same rate per hour for their rooms to a solo artist, a trio or an orchestra...and I don't know of any home studio operations that can accommodate a live orchestra or big band. So, like so many other facets of the music business being forced to change in the digital era [and in the marketplace], it may be time for a paradigm shift at both ends of the spectrum. Big studios may need to have a more reasonable sliding scale, little studios should have to be registered and licensed...
        "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminate period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

        Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting '...man, what a ride!'
        "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively" ~Bob Marley

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        • #5
          The one key is getting a business license to operate in a non-commercial property. This is how many municipalities 'choke out' the home business people
          I have to wonder if this ordinance was pushed out due to lobbying by either commercial recording studios OR (more likely in my mind) commercial real estate interests.


          A few years ago, a house in a suburb of Dallas was raided for holding "swingers parties", local residents had been complaining for years because of the large number of cars that would clog the nearby streets. The justification for the raid by the cops was that the homeowners/orgy hosts were charging an 'admission fee' to attend these parties. The collection of an admission fee made the home a "commercial enterprise" and therefore justified the raid. It had NOTHING to do with any sexual behavior that may or may not have occurred on the premises.
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            Did law enforcement permanently shut down this enterprise? If not, some of us would like the address.

        • #6
          Originally posted by Mr.Grumpy View Post
          I have to wonder if this ordinance was pushed out due to lobbying by either commercial recording studios OR (more likely in my mind) commercial real estate interests.
          I don't know if that's the case in Nashville or not, but there was quite a bit of conjecture about the commercial studios being the ones who were complaining about (and turning in) the home-based commercial studios in the LA area in the 90s and early 2000s.
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          "Look at it this way: think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of 'em are stupider than that."

          - George Carlin

          "It shouldn't be expected that people are necessarily doing what they appear to be doing on records."

          - Sir George Martin, All You Need Is Ears

          "The music business will be revitalized by musicians, not the labels or Live Nation. When the musicians decide to put music first, instead of money, the public will flock to the fruits and the scene will be healthy again."

          - Bob Lefsetz, The Lefsetz Letter

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