Emmet Robinson, the founder of Malvern’s King Street Recording, believes the road to success lies in continuously reinventing yourself, writes Erin Arvedlund for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Robinson, 78, has done just that about a half-dozen times during his long and successful career. His one-man business is the culmination of years of different jobs.
His other ventures include club management, audio recording, photograph restoration, video voice-over work, and coaching for other seniors.
Robinson first picked up an instrument after he left the Army in 1961. Later that decade, he started working as a nightclub manager. He also began taping live shows while saving for his own studio.
He opened King Street Recording a half-century ago in Montgomery County, but soon moved it to Malvern. Robinson also constantly learned different skills, like how to use a variety of recording equipment and ways of preserving old eight-track tapes. The age of computers and the Internet helped in his constant reinvention.
“Everything I learned represented an opportunity to diversify,” Robinson said. “I would lock myself in the room and teach myself. I’ve never retired. What would I retire to?”
Read Emmet Robinson’s entire interview in the Philadelphia Inquirer here.