Making It in the Music Business

The 3Ms: Mixing, Mastering, and Marketing

Mike Brown is the owner, chief engineer, and producer of Lava Room Recording in Cleveland, Ohio.
Over the past few weeks, Mike has discussed the recording process, from the initial contact and consultation through instrument and voice tracking. It takes a lot of work to make it in the music business and most of what it takes happens behind the scenes and away from the stage, the fans, and the lights.

Mike Brown is recognized as one of the most best in his field, a professional, a highly sought after recording engineer and record producer, and one of the nicest guys in the music business. Lava Room Recording is his creation and recognized by many as the premier recording studio in the Midwest.

Lava Room Recording is the recording studio Ohio native Joe Walsh selected for the rerecording of almost his entire library. When Mike Brown talks about record recording and the music business, emerging and established artists alike…listen!

Yup, kind of like that old investment guy!

What Mike has to say about The 3Ms will make many emerging bands and solo artists think real hard about how they are approaching their career…and how they are doing it without the creation of a business model.


Because that’s what it takes to make it today!

You see, in today’s Internet-connected world, an emerging artist or an up and coming band doesn’t need a recording contract up front, although not many would turn one down.

If you’ve been asleep for the last decade or so, you may not have noticed that the music business has changed. Well, if you get very smart and very busy, with the right business model in place, you can write your own ticket!

Or, at the very least, have a heck of a run!

Contact Mike Brown or Chris Ebbert today!

Lava Room Recording
5000 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44103
216-322-9623 – Cell
216-334-1172 – Studio