Dave Austin – Music Professor

What’s Your Reward?

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” Last week was a harrowing experience…but I learned a valuable lesson which I feel compelled to share with you. For the past couple of months I’ve been relocating my operations to Chattanooga, while at the…

DJ Faux Pas

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor”   It goes without saying that the DJ business is brutally competitive, and anything we can do to give ourselves an edge should become a part of our model.  Let’s spend a few minutes here…

Business Cards – Your First Impression

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” I was attending a DJ conference some time back, and as most of us do, exchanged business cards with most everyone I met.  However, one DJ’s card (which I still have) stands alone in my…

Dealing with an Uncooperative Bride

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” Here’s the situation:  You have a bride who has booked her wedding with you several months ago and has given you a cash deposit.  As the weeks roll by, you’re getting no response from your…

Sound Recording – Then and Now

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” As DJs and others associated with the music industry, we take for granted the clear concise sound reproduction we enjoy today.  However, like all technologies, there’s been a long and involved process of trial, error…

“Temples of Sound” – Legendary Recording Studios

By Dave Austin, “Music Professor” I grew up in a small southern town and became involved in music recording about the same time I entered my teen years.  Some buddies and I formed a band when we were thirteen years…