Eric Heinzman did this interview with Nik Gienger, who is currently Nashville attending The Blackbird Academy, with aspirations of eventually moving back to Indianapolis and working remotely. Nik is active on both sides of the glass in the studio, and is very passionate about local music scenes. For more info, visit https://www.nikgienger.com/.
EH: Alright, Nik, what services do you or your company provide to clients?
NG: I provide a recording, writing, producing, and mixing service for clients. Most of what I do though is in the recording, producing, and mixing field.
EH: How did you get into the business you are in? What do you like most about it?
NG: I got into it by offering these services to local people and it spread by word of mouth. I’ve never done any paid advertisements or anything, I have just offered my services and done a good enough job to get recommended by people I have worked for. My favorite part would be building relationships with clients. I think that’s the most important thing in the music industry, to build relationships with others and make good music.”
EH: What is your strong suit? How does this help you?
NG: My strong suit doesn’t really fit into the services I provide. I think I’m best at catering to those that I’m working for. When they come to my studio I make sure that all of their needs are taken care of, so I guess you could say customer service. It helps me and my business because my job is to help an artist fully develop their vision. If I can cater to their needs better than anyone else, then we get the best product and I could potentially get more business in the future.
EH: We are promoting the Midwest music scene on our website, middletownmusic.org. How is the music industry where you are, and what do people need to know about the music & entertainment scene in your city?
NG: Being in Nashville right now the music industry is popping. I don’t think it will ever die. One thing I’ve noticed is that people come from everywhere, and a lot of these people end up going home. There are a lot of opportunities outside of Nashville which is really inspiring. People should know that everyone wants to learn. The people at the top of the industry are still learning and want to help and learn with new people. Of course, there are jerks, but most people are willing to work with you and help you grow.
EH: Thank you Nik.