Question: Please give our readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.
Answer: Hello! This is Stefano from Bonzirecording.
We are a Recording Studio located in the West Side of Los Angeles, CA. We are specialized in mixing and tracking music, but we also offer a Mastering Service and Voice Over/Post Production services. Our clients can vary from musicians, actors or even book writers who come to our comfortable facility to record their audiobooks.
We are located 10 minutes from LAX and Culver City Center and we have a Mastering Studio in Providence Rhode Island where our Mastering Engineer Ross Lenzing takes care of the final stage of our productions using only analogue gear.
Our cozy recording studio features a large booth that can host comfortably 2 to 3 artists at the same time, equipped with a large screen and a set of 4 independent headphones mixes to give everybody what they need to hear the most.
Our State of the Art Equipment, paired with the most relaxing environment in the heart of one of the quietest suburban areas in Los Angeles make our Studio one of the most requested havens for artist from all over the place.
Question: Please give us a brief description about yourself.
Answer: I’m a freelance engineer born in Milan, Italy. After a career as a musician in Milan’s underground music scene, I moved to the US to study sound recording at the renowned Hartt School of Music. There I acquired an extensive background in audio engineering technical skills, while expanding my musical knowledge, studying theory, and performing in ensembles. In addition to my applied and academic experiences in the field of music, I studied voice performance with some of the most distinguished teachers in the US, including Dave Kyle who has worked with Layne Staley of Alice in Chains, Liza Minnelli, and Geoff Tate of Queensryche, as well as Silvia Magnani from Milan.
I started my studio career as an assistant engineer at one of the most advanced recording facilities in New England, Futura Productions in Boston, where I worked on multiple projects ranging from recording members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra to recording scores for Xbox video games.
I also worked at Tapeworks Recording Studios, one of the oldest and most recognized recording facilities in Connecticut where I became a staff engineer, specializing in recording and mixing some of the best a cappella groups in the area.
I’m now established in LA where I own my Recording Studio.
Question: How did you initially become involved in your industry?
Answer: I started young with a rock band in Italy and I quickly realized how music is all I care in life. After getting to know how to play some instruments I realized I could use my skills and my good ear to help other musicians getting the most professional sound.
Question: What three pieces of advice would you give to young business owners?
– Try to meet and get involved with as many people as you possibly can.
– Always have a positive attitude and keep everybody around you happy.
– Be professional, make the people around you comfortable knowing that you will be able to solve their problems.
Question: What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful small business owner?
Have an idea of direction. Keep focusing on the next step that could benefit your business
Try to get involved in many projects, keep yourself busy.
Always make the people around you feel like they need you.
Question: How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
Answer: Internet advertisement is important but also public relations and interaction with people are the best way to keep yourself in the business. In a business where word of mouth is key to success networking is very important.
Question: What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
Answer: Enjoy what you are doing.