Jungle AE, Chicago Recording Studio


Chicago recording studio Jungle AE welcomes you!

Welcome to the official website of Jungle Audio Engineering. We are one of the best recording studios in Chicago, and we are very proud of it. We do not just help independent artists record music. We help each and every artist, across all genres, catapult their careers. We have a diverse staff of musicians, producers, and engineers that can help you achieve optimum sound, but we also aim to help you succeed. Chicago is a rich music city and there are many Chicago recording studios. However, Jungle AE is not just a recording studio within Chicago, Jungle Audio Engineering is a movement that has a mission of  re-establishing the Chicago music industry through genuine and quality productions.  We combine major label quality with a creative and comforting atmosphere! Our family of engineers exists to help spread your light, your love, and tell your story.

Virtual studio tour of Jungle AE with Chief Engineer. Excel Cruz.

Chicago's best kept secret, Jungle AE recording studio! Major label sound with family vibes. Our family of engineers exists to help spread your light, your love, and tell your story.

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Posted by Jungle AE on Thursday, February 18, 2016

Jungle AE. Major Sound. Family Vibes.


BNH Challenge Winner is Jaooo! Listen to the winning rounds!

BNH Challenge


BNH Challenge winner is Jaooo!  He went above and beyond with his rounds, and definitely demonstrated the essence of this competition, Bars and Hooks!  His entries sound like they easily could be songs!  Check out his winning rounds below!

BNH challenge MC’s, we thank you to everyone who participated in our BNH Challenge.

Jaooo, we are excited to work with you!

January Entry


Grand Finale Entry


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Write Your Music Business Plan

Write Your Music Business Plan

Write your  music business plan now!  Put your vision on paper for a road map to success.

Download a business plan outline at the end of this blog.

Write your music business plan.  It is at the heart of our recording studio.  Check out the video to see how much we value that foundation.

People don’t plan to fail they fail to plan

Written by Charles Acoba, Executive Director of Jungle AE.

In my recent Jungle Raw Interview Chief Engineer, Excel Cruz, asked me why to write a music business plan is important.  I responded with a short answer that people don’t plan to fail but fail to plan.  That will save time which is a commodity that nobody will ever get back.  Business planning is a tool for fund-raising.  It’s an understanding of where the business is today and where the business should be in a certain amount of time.   Business planning is how your business is put together.      

They have many business plan outlines out there

but the ones I put together have three sections: the Executive summary, Marketing and Financial plan.  These plans have raised me over half a million dollars for various ventures.  I usually start at the end. I put together a 3 – 5 year forecast with expected revenues, expenses and profits. After that, I build a marketing plan around it.  If I cannot justify a solid marketing plan for the revenues I go back, then I redo the forecast.  Once I finish the Financial and Marketing plan, I put together the Executive summary.  This summary has my short and long term goals. It also includes a staffing and operation plan.  

Everything in this plan has to make sense if one thing seems off then it will need to be fixed.  Writing out this plan helps review everything at once and you can see things that may have missed.  For example, you want to open up 4 stores after years 2 but did not account for rent or insurance for the additional openings.  You will then need to go back to the financial plan to account to try and get a more accurate profit/loss for the years to come.  With a solid plan, go out and raise funds from investors.  Since you have already thought about ‘what is in it for the investor, then all the questions they may have, you have already predetermined how to answer.              

Goals without deadlines are just dreams.

Do not confuse your dreams with goals.  Dreams are free.  Goals do not come without a price (time, money, effort, sweat).  How much are you willing to spend to get to your goals?  Goals have deadlines.   Little wins in the time frame needed to make goals happen are crucial.  Dreams are just dreams.  People maintain their dreams their whole entire life without ever reaching it.  Now with all that in mind, the goals you set in your business plan needs to be realistic.  

You are the only person holding you accountable for results on a daily basis.  Your plan becomes a baseline for monitoring your progress. If you say you want to complete a certain task by a certain date and it gets done early, you can ask yourself why. Did you occur an unexpected breakthrough? Did someone put in a heroic effort? Or did you just overestimate? What you learn will help you do an even better job next time.

The way your business is put together is very important,

especially for attracting the best people to put on your team.  When people on your team know exactly what they are required to do and understand your business, then less complications will happen.  Putting this all together in your plan can help pre determined detailed reactions when choosing people to put on the team.  Plus, the written record of your goals coupled with a track record of delivering against those goals sends a message loud and clear: You understand your business and can deliver the results you promise. Great team members will respond to that message-as will banks and investors the next time you need to raise money.

To write your music business plan is not just a tool for raising funds but to manage yourself and business, the operations and recruiting.  I have attached the outline of the business plan that has raised me over half a million dollars and in different ventures.  


Download a simple business plan outline to write your music business plan here —–> Business Plan Outline

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