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Rising Stars: Meet Nicholas Bradfield of Athens

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nicholas Bradfield.

Hi Nicholas, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I started out offering recording services and PA rental, based out of my mother’s house. I used the profits I made from early Bitcoin investments to pay for the audio equipment and operating expenses. Once I started renting my first warehouse studio we expanded into rehearsal space and private art studio space services and started hosting community events like our Full Moon Jam. Over the course of 4 years we continued to add various art and music-related services and assets to the business and eventually became more of an event space and community center once we bought our first building, once a bingo hall but now a sprawling art and music coworking space.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Mostly, yes. Our biggest hurdles have been dealing with local ordinances and regulations but so far, so good! The pandemic also hurt our bottom line for over a year but we’re finally crawling out of debt and paying the bills again!

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am first and foremost a musician. My solo project is called Dr. Trance and is mostly an outlet of sad love songs that somehow transform themselves into uplifting anthems of undying hope. I specialize in Erhu, a type of Chinese violin, and other exotic world instruments but have a firm grasp of piano and guitar as well. My proudest artistic accomplishment is probably my latest album “Unfinished Work”. My proudest professional accomplishment is buying the old bingo hall that is now the infamous temple of art and music hidden away in east Athens.

In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
With the wild success of my current enterprise, I see us expanding to multiple locations throughout the southeast in the next decade to meet the growing demand for a space that fosters the creation of art, music, collaboration and community.

Pricing:

  • $25/hr for recording time
  • $200/month for private studio space
  • $8/hr rehearsal space
  • $100/month subscription access membership

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@BennyShotMe @VisionLab

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