We had the good fortune of connecting with Bobby Studio and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Bobby, we’d love to start by asking you about lessons learned. Is there a lesson you can share with us?
To be honest this is the best question Ive ever been asked! When I started my company I was too broke to really move like I wanted to so I had to learn a lot of what I did in depth to make things happen like I needed. Along the way I felt I was doing great but in actually I was hurting myself at the same time. Sure it was great learning all aspects off the business, but because I thought I was saving so much money doing certain tings myself I keep being cheap and even though I made a little money it wasn’t until I started spending a little here and there on things I needed done that my business really took off. I spent too many years being cheap though and I could have been way further in developing my business had I started investing wisely in individuals and companies to help me reach my goals.

What should our readers know about your business?
At Studio Uncut we provide artists with a platform to express their talent and reach new levels. We take trips across the U.S. and record events personally as well as market artist work through social media and street teams. In our resume we have work with Rod Wave, Kodak Black, OTM Frenchyy, OTM Ruger, PNB Rock, A Boogie, Moneybagg Yo, Tokyo Jetz, Bobby Fishscale, Moxx Biggz, NBR Cool, Jeremiah Yoko, YT Deniro, LA The Goat and more.

Our promise to the industry is to always keep it REAL! Our parent company is Live Studio Design and the motto has always been “You know its real” so we keep that same promise in all we do. We can’t be bought and we won’t sellout. We offer high quality visuals and in person as well as social marketing to ensure that the artists we work with get the right recognition for their work outside of the pretend world that we often see on social media. We give major focus to upcoming artists that work hard and move their art more than part time.

I believe that I made it as far as I have by the connections that I have in place from the beginning. All my work has come from these connections directly like a family tree over the past 7 years. The people Ive worked for and ultimately “work with” are like family to me and continue to offer me opportunities today! By working with these same people Ive been behind the scenes of some major plays which I learned from and ultimately made my own plays. They say its not what you know but who you know.. and I agree they are at least 50-50.

The only challenges I have at this point in my career and in my business is the backlash from the artists that may not get what they want from their situation. To be realistic not everyone can “make it” but in my good opinion I think that with hard work you can “make something” of it, either at a local level and even national. The challenges of relaying the message to certain artists who may not give it their all sometimes results in a “falling out” which does hurt in the fact that I’m literally only interested in everyones best interest.

The biggest lesson I can speak on is to keep moving even in sad or bad times. Ive had my ups and downs in this business and at times I’ve thought of quitting and punching the clock. Thats not my dream and fortunately I have the peers around me to continue to push me to where I’ve come and that I continued my quest. NEVER GIVE UP should be a constant thought, literally if things are bad or good never give up, it can only get better.

In total I’d love to announce to the world that Studio Uncut is in action and plans on bringing the hottest new artists we discover to the forefront. Stay tuned for the best in the future, Studio Uncut, You Know Its Real!!!

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?
So you’re headed to Tampa Bay for a week and want to enjoy it to the fullest. I would have to suggest an entirely boss time by following this itinerary. For Sundays catch the R&B vibes at Suite 66 in St. Petersburg, with r&b music all night and the upscale transformation of this venues nightlife this is the spot to be to unwind from any week or a great start to the popping events coming this week.
On Monday we would have to start the day with the burger special at Cool Vibes in St. Petersburg, where you can talk about plans for the week and enjoy the full liquor bar with their almost famous burgers. This place also has pool tables and darts so enjoy yourself before the party that night at Truth Lounge in Tampa.
On Tuesday we would have to catch the food specialties from downtown St. Pete at Doc Fords or any of the close by restaurants at the pier. Leading to that night where we would hit Rush Hour for the R&B party they have with DJ Coop til about midnight which after we would hit G5ive Tampa for $2 Tuesday.
On Wednesday the vibes don’t slow down, we’d go down to St. Pete Beach and enjoy lunch on the shore with drinks of course maybe even get on the jet skis and have a blast before the Karaoke night in Tampa at Dunns River in Tampa with Kings of Karaoke.
The next day, Thursday is the biggest night of the week, they call it Red Light at Status Nightclub. Its an all R&B party by Slick World Ent, Selfmade Ent and Sixtyfour82. This is known to be the biggest and best party in the area every week with upscale dress, men are 30+ and women are 25+.
That Friday we round it out, it will be a concert or show indeed this day every week in Tampa Bay. We would enjoy the vibes of downtown St. Pete that day and evening until the party with food and dive bars all in walking distance.
Saturday is the last day of the week and again its going to be either a show or concert to attend. We would start the day on the yacht cruising in the Gulf of Mexico with drinks and eventually make it back to shore to enjoy the lifestyle of St. Petersburg Beach.

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?
In my story there are a few that I think had a major role in my start and development. To name a few I’d shout out to DJ Ish, Shatik Hoodrich, DJ Coop, Joe Daman, Selfmade Ent, Slick World Ent who all started my opportunity in this industry back in 2015 by allowing me to come up under their movements to the right events and situations. Of course through now I’d like to shout out MY CITY and all my supporters gained along the way over the U.S. for putting up with my growth from content that was not too visually pleasing to now and the future. I would for sure need to shoutout Liquid A$$et Lifestyle and Avoir Couture a couple of brands that really believed in my brand and work and helped develop my business. There are actually many more who helped along the way as well, too many to mention. Just know that when they say support is rare.. IT IS NOT, real ones offer real support and want to see others win and thats what I’ve experienced mostly.

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