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Hi, I'm Björgvin Benediktsson, Icelander, Musician, Audio Engineer, and Founder of Audio Issues.
I’m the author of the #1 Amazon best-seller, Step By Step Mixing: How to Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins, the business parable, You Get What You Give: A Simple Story for Finding Success in the Music Business, and the creator of the Audio Issues EQ plug-in.
I'm originally from Iceland, but I've lived in the United States since 2009. I've worked as a live sound engineer, a broadcast recording engineer, a professional touring musician, and a freelance mixing and mastering engineer. Since 2009 I've been helping musicians and producers like you make a bigger impact with their music and career.
I've run my own profitable businesses for 10+ years and I serve as a venture advisor in the New Venture Development program at the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona (the #9 public-ranked entrepreneurship program in the United States).
I have also been a coach and mentor to multiple businesses, both as a marketing strategist and a guest speaker for Phoenix Startup Week, SAE Insitute Madrid, and the TENWEST Impact Festival. My advice has been featured in publications such as MusicTech magazine, Startup Tucson, The Huffington Post, CD Baby's DIY Musician's Blog, Audiotuts, and the SAE Institute.
Currently, I help music, audio, and creative professionals level up their mixing and mastering skills, transform those skills into income, grow their online business with digital products, and systemize their marketing so that they can make a bigger impact with their music and audio careers.
Looking forward to helping you go pro and grow your music career!
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Here's What I Help Musicians and Producers Achieve:
- Demystify the audio engineering and music production process so that they understand everything that goes into the makings of a killer record
- Transform their rough recordings into professionally mixed and mastered records they can be proud to release, knowing that their work stands up to professional standards.
- Design an authentic online presence and a portfolio that builds a following of customers, clients, or fans, without feeling like they're a "sell-out" online marketer
- Diversify and increase their income with an online business strategy of digital products, which helps you break past the six-figure mark and beyond, giving you additional freedom and money
- Develop the mindset and motivation they need to succeed through accountability and support to keep their musical momentum going
Check out some of our student stories and testimonials below:
"...my first online course launch wouldn't have been the same without him. That course sold over $14,000 in the first couple weeks."
"With his online business experience and achievements, Björgvin has been a real model to follow. The content he provides is phenomenal and helps me a lot by giving me ideas and direction on how to organize, monetize and implement my online platform as an artist and entrepreneur. He helped me tweak the sales page copy for my first online course launch I did via email and it wouldn't have been the same without him. That course sold over $14,000 in the first couple weeks."
-Chris Selim, Creator of Mixdown Online and The Ultimate Guide to Cubase. Montreal, Canada
"tens of thousands of dollars in extra business just from random people that had forgotten about me. It was weird how it instantly worked!"
"Like most audio engineers, I tend to be a little more audio-nerd than entrepreneur. Because of this, I frequently have "small business blind spots" which Björgvin has helped me to see and overcome. When he speaks, I take notes. His advice on writing and email marketing has dramatically changed my business. I don’t think anyone has anywhere near as much experience as he does...You have had a huge impact on me learning how to write decent emails and the benefit to my business was just bananas. It was tens of thousands of dollars in extra business just from random people that had forgotten about me. It was weird how it instantly worked!"
-Chris Graham, Mastering Engineer and Co-Host of the Six Figure Creative Podcast. Columbus, Ohio
Alex Joyal - From Starting and Stopping to Consistent Income
Lij Shaw - Diversifying Your Income Streams With Online Products
“When I needed to get my first online drum recording course launched, Bjorgvin showed me exactly how to craft a sales page and email campaign that perfectly paired my real-world studio stories and knowledge with the benefits the course offered my students. He took the mystery out of marketing by telling me how many emails to send, what to include, and when to send them. That email campaign still sells to this day and Bjorgvin’s coaching has brought in an additional $25k+ in course revenue for my business! When I need a great plan or just killer inspiration, I’m glad I’ve got Bjorgvin in my corner to help boost my business to the next level.” -Lij Shaw, Grammy-Nominated Studio Owner of the Toybox Studio and Podcaster Behind Recording Studio Rockstars.
Eric L'Esperance - Musician Turned Pro Producer
When Eric became a coaching client, he wasn't sure about his skills but he didn't want to keep paying for expensive studio time because he wanted total control over his music. Since building his home studio, he has recorded and released songs for The Promise is Hope, Ash & Eric, as well as for other local musicians in the Worcester area, making a name for himself as Eric "The Harvester" L'Esperance over at Harvest Root Recording.
“Our listeners have been sending us messages about the tune, and are gushing on the song. So many folks are talking about how beautiful it sounds. I know that the work we did recording and arranging played a large part, but your mixing/mastering job was the icing on the cake. Thanks again for selecting the tune. "Simon, Taylor, Denver, Cash" is our best single release ever. That was the first song I ever recorded myself, and along with that came a whole bunch of doubt. I just didn’t know if I was capable of recording quality enough tracks on my own. Hearing your mix come back sounding professional and legit gave me the confidence to continue investing in this journey. This has been a dream of mine for several years, and your role has encouraged me in a deeply meaningful way. Your mentorship has been instrumental and hugely impactful and I know our future albums will have your thumbprint all over them."
From the Soul-Crushing 9-5 to Full-Time Freedom
Tim has improved his mixing and mastering skills to the point of gaining considerable recognition for his work in alternative hip hop, LoFI and EDM and he managed to quit his day job of 35 years to start his own studio business, becoming a full-time mixing and mastering engineer. He works out of his studio at Woodlands Lane Mixing and Mastering.
From Fullsail University to Audio Issues
John was a touring musician before his band was dropped by their label. He went to Fullsail University to pursue his passion for audio production where his professors used my materials from Audio Issues to complement their teaching. He shared with me how the personal attention and coaching he got from us has helped level up his skills and enabled him to create a side income from his studio skills and now he offers high-quality recording and mixing for independent bands over at 3003 Sound.
Gina LaMonte - No Knowledge to Pro Records
Gina came to us when the world shut down during COVID and she had to learn how to record, mix, and release her music on her own. She didn't think she had the ear to do it herself but through our programs, she discovered how to take her music to the next level. Take a listen to her interview to hear why she thought investing in our materials was "without a doubt the best investment she made."
"Without your support, I would have never dared to publish songs."
"I’ve tried to follow all your advice and tips throughout the whole recording and mixing process. It was you who really encouraged me to make the final step and release songs at last. I’ve gained much more confidence in my audio skills by attending your courses, reading your books, and watching your videos. Thanks a lot!!!"
-Michael Schu, Home Studio Musician, Germany
"...how to define my customer archetype was very valuable."
"Learning from Björgvin how to define my customer archetype was very valuable. It allowed me to create a lead magnet that has increased my subscriber rate. Taking this course has also allowed me to set up an email funnel that allows me to learn more about the people subscribing. Which is super valuable to me and them. With these tools I’m now on the right course to be able to release a product in the future.”
-Niclas Jeppssen, Professional Audio Engineer and Podcaster Behind Your Audio Solutions, U.K.
Take a Listen to Our Students' Results
My training has helped countless musicians, engineers, and producers in a wide variety of genres gain the confidence and skills to make professional music they can be proud of.
Whether you are a hobby musician with a budget home studio or a professional producer looking to grow your career, I can help you reach the next level.
Is My Coaching Right For You?
We help musicians, songwriters, composers, lyricists, producers, audio engineers, and other creatives who want to master their audio and music skills, increase their online presence to attract more fans and clients, diversify their income streams and succeed with their music skills.
We are only looking for dedicated individuals who understand that great things come to those who invest in their own skills and are willing to put in the time and effort to reach their goals and succeed with their music.
What Do You Get?
- Program Videos: Lifetime access to our in-depth, continuously updated program materials to view at your convenience
- Accountability: Group Q&A coaching calls to keep you focused and on track to reach your goals
- Personal Support and coaching: 1-on-1 custom coaching calls. You choose how we use these calls however you see fit. If you need me to help you mix your music, we'll work on mastering your understanding of audio engineering. If you need help growing your audience, creating content, or selling your products and services, we'll work on reaching your goals there.
The "Guaranteed Results" No-Brainer Guarantee
Make no mistake, I only work with a very specific type of person.
You’re ONLY a good fit if:
- You’re already working regularly on music
- You already have a decent home studio setup or willing to set one up and transform it into a full multi-media studio for your online presence
- You’re willing to promote yourself with content marketing through your website and social media.
- You understand that you need more than just musical skills to succeed and are willing to become a “musical entrepreneur.”
- You’re willing to be mentored and can take constructive criticism and advice on how to improve.
- You understand that success takes work and that there's no magic pill to make all your dreams come true.
If you check all those boxes I would love to talk to you.
My services and programs are designed so that you don’t have to go it alone and can always get support, accountability, and encouragement when you need it.
I only want to deliver results for my students and if you think you have what it takes to build a brand, increase your online presence, and grow your music or audio business, then you will succeed in our program.
Disclaimer: No Magic Pills Available
My services does not include a magic pill for success. If I had one of those, I'd be sitting at a European café sipping coffee and reading.
But what I can offer you instead is 15 years of experience in building a profitable business in the music industry that allows me the freedom to work on what I want when I want.
Lucky for you, the core mission behind my work is to teach musicians, producers, engineers, and other creative people like you music production skills to wow your clients and fans, the mindset that takes the sleaze out of marketing and selling, the success strategies that help you overcome your imposter syndrome, and the entrepreneurial principles you need to grow your business in today’s digital age.
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If you're interested in knowing more about how I can help you achieve the same success as I have with previous students, please book a call below.