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Community Highlights: Meet Lisa and Joey Arreguin of Love & Laughter Music Group

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lisa and Joey Arreguin.

Joey and Lisa Arreguin officially started Love & Laughter Music Group LLC officially in November 2001. Lisa and Joey were married the same year and have dedicated 20+ years to supporting and providing a creative space for hundreds of well-known and upcoming musicians. Joey is a well-known music producer specializing in Latin tunes with hundreds of productions under his belt; and Lisa is an author, speaker, writer and coach for artists worldwide. LLMG is also a family-run business. Our three children are actively involved in the arts as music producers, vocal coaches, actors and musical performers.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
As a functioning recording studio, we have had a few struggles along the way.

First, recording studios are traditionally expensive to run, with regular equipment upgrades and monthly rental spaces to pay for. Over the last decade, artists have become more efficient on their home systems and are less willing to pay for studio space, which has provided an ongoing challenge for us. The 2008 downturn was especially difficult. But we did what creative people do – find a way to continue. We adjusted our rates, became innovative in our service offerings and cut corners where necessary.

We are forever dedicated to providing a wonderful space for artists where they are free to create in a welcoming environment; and we did everything we needed to do to keep the doors open. Even with the challenges of 2020, we continue to thrive and are adding more services all the time.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
We are comprised of three businesses under one roof:
1) LoveandLaughterMusicGroup.com – a 3,000 sq. ft, state-of-the-art music studio featuring recording, production, publishing, and vocal coaching services.
2) LivingCrazybrave.com – a spot for nurturing and uplifting musical artists through coaching services that include artist development and educational e-courses.
3) RYTMO (Reaching Youth Through Music Opportunities) is a 501 3c non-profit music tech organization serving youth ages 14-21.

LLMG are also music publishers and have a long history of song placement on film/T.V programs such as Telemundo, CBS, ABC and many other cable networks.

In addition, LLMG offers Studio Memberships to musicians, podcasters, singers and writers who wish to sign up for a monthly subscription. When other studios are closing up or charging clients too much in fees for recording services, we have developed a new model of recording that is both affordable and available to musicians who wish to create music continuously.

Our studio membership services come with a recording engineer and is available on an unlimited basis based on availability. We have found no other recording studios offering this type of service.

Lisa’s book, “The Crazybrave Brave Songwriter: A Spiritual Guide To Creative Songwriting” (2018) ranked in the top 100 best-selling songwriting books of all time. Our new venture for 2021 – an outside live performance venue behind our studios! We all miss live music so much and we are creating an open air venue where artists can perform safely in a professional environment. Soft launch: Summer 2021. We are very excited about the future.

Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
Our most important lesson has been to KEEP GOING and DOING WHAT YOU LOVE. Even if you have to take a detour, your heart will bring you back to what is important and what is in your heart.

I have always heard, “If you love something, the money will follow”. This was hard to understand at first, but now is a clear directive statement for our company.

I would augment this statement to read, “If you love something, do the work with a giving heart, then the money will follow”.

Pricing:

  • $250/mo – Studio Membership
  • $350/mo – Band or Group Membership
  • $275 = Artist Coaching, 1 month
  • $750 = Artist Coaching, 3 month
  • $89/mo and up – Vocal Lessons

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