Morris Media Studios was founded by radio and industry vet Felicia "The Poetess" Morris in 2014. After leaving her last job, she decided to take a leap of faith and start a business. Morris took her last paycheck and life savings and began her entrepreneurial journey. Her passion for radio led her to build a podcast and voice-over studio with her late father and radio pioneer Johnny Morris. " My dad and I always had the vision to build a place not only for people to podcast but to learn to do it successfully," says Ms. Morris.
With additional support from crowdfunding campaigns and financial gifts from family and friends, Felicia set out to find a location. "My friend Danielle and I looked all over LA County for a spot that would accommodate at least a table and 4 mics." reflects Felicia "and a few months later Dani found an old recording studio on Crenshaw right in the heart of Leimert Park. I knew right away that it was the perfect location." Morris and her team transformed the 1800 sq ft space into a modern podcast and voice-over studio with green wall space for photo and video shoots and a conference room for community meetings.
Building a business comes with its challenges and Ms. Morris is definitely not exempt from the issues many small business owners face. "There were so many times I didn't know how I was going to keep the lights on or pay the lease but I could not give up." says Felicia "I would stress a lot but once I realized that this was my purpose, I don't stress as much. I've learned to stay on the path and know this is what I'm supposed to be doing." Morris' perseverance is paying off. The studio has become a popular creative hub for content creators. Over the past 8 years, hundreds of celebrities, political officials and aspiring podcasters have entered the doors of Morris Media Studios. "I am so grateful to all of our clients and supporters who have been a part of our growth," says Poetess. "We are committed to providing our clients and the community with a welcoming atmosphere and a clean professional space to create and amplify their voices."
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