Bonnie Milner has been involved in the entertainment industry for most of her adult life. She embarked on her first national tour as a working musician at the age of seventeen and put herself through college earning an undergraduate degree in Health Science by working as a model. Bonnie recorded at Long View as a client in 1982 and returned to Long View as an entry level employee in 1989.
Over the next five years, Bonnie worked her way up the Long View ladder and in 1994, as then General Manager, she raised investment funds and purchased the business. The company first became profitable under Bonnie’s restructuring, management and leadership.
Bonnie perfected a unique positioning in the high end recording market by studying the creative process and the base requirements of artists, listening carefully and then focusing the business model on those tenets. While her competitors chose to define themselves by equipment, acoustical design and technical considerations, Milner focused Long View on providing absolute privacy, comfort and the ultimate creative environment. She chose to expend resources to elevate caring for the people who make music as much as the tools they use to record it. This market position resonated and is associated with the brand to this day. Long View has participated in approximately two hundred platinum selling records and multiple Grammy nominees and winners hosting artists such as The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Beyonce, Mos Def and Death Cab for Cutie.
Long View is a residential recording studio complex and as such, artists and creators live on the property for the duration of their projects. The staff of twenty to twenty five full and part time unskilled, skilled and creative professionals includes Chefs, housekeepers, security, studio management, technicians and audio engineers and grounds and maintenance personnel. Every aspect of the operation is geared toward providing privacy and fostering creativity.
In addition to General Management of the studio operation, as a seasoned musician, songwriter and music producer, Bonnie has written and co-written a catalog of songs varying in genre, a number of which have been successful. She has created and/or produced music for films, as well as projects such as the PBS special “Live from The Seminole Hard Rock” and the new media series A.I.R. (Artist in Residence) for the music web start-up, UnsignedArtists.Com.
Bonnie has produced full length and singles for an impressive roster of artists and is well known and respected in the music industry.