We had the good fortune of connecting with Erin Williams and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Erin, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I had been writing and producing my own music for several years, and it’s always been a dream of mine to be in the recording field without being confined to one place. One day I realized that not only was I able to travel with my equipment, I could help other musicians who didn’t have access or funds to buy their own equipment or spend thousands of dollars at a studio get their songs recorded. We live in the age of convince and we also want everything to happen yesterday. I wanted people to realize that quality can be created anywhere, come from anyone, and be done swiftly and efficiently without sacrifice. Homebrew Recording, Inc. not only brings the studio to you but delivers that studio and live quality sound all without the artist(s) leaving home.
What should our readers know about your business?
I own and operate a mobile recording studio. The studio comes to you wherever you are. Your home, practice space, video shoot, etc. Homebrew Recording, Inc. (HRI) is different from other studios in the fact that we are 100% mobile. While I have recorded people in my home and recorded for other artists, we do not have a stand alone and weren’t created to be a full blown brick and mortar studio.
It’s never easy starting anything, especially a business, but you have to start. When I decided to start HRI, there were all these unknowns and questions and thoughts, and I didn’t know if I could make it work or if people would even like what I produced. I put all that fear to the back of my mind and said, “f*** it, lets do it.” Because the longer I waited the more I could see my dreams dying little by little and I was becoming less excited about doing anything, including going to work. But after I made HRI official it was as if all the dead weight was lifted. Then came contract after contract. We are still growing and learning but it’s been worth every second.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
1, The Aquarium. 2. The Atlanta Zoo.
3. Walk around Little Five points and hit The Vortex for some amazing burgers.
4. My Sisiter’s Room on Wednesday for some karaoke.
5. Harold’s Chicken and Ice Bar on Edgewood.
6. Definitely have to stop and get some pizza at Firepit Pizza Tavern on Memorial Dr,
7. .You can’t come to Atl without hitting either Magic City or Blue Flame.
8. I love Latin music, so we’d definitely hit up Loca Luna for the live salsa band on Saturday nights. They also have great tapas and hookah
9. Drag show at Midtown Moon
10. Tenth and Piedmont for brunch and bottomless mimosas on Sundays
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to shoutout my biggest supporters who have been there from day one, always have my back, and help me keep going: My sister, parents and girlfriend.
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