It’s no secret that anyone can record audio these days – with Garage Band coming standard with Macs and other cheap (and free!) recording software that is really amazingly capable, barriers to entry are super low. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Quite the opposite, in my opinion.
Here is an article by The Gazette, talking about what they call “the mid-level recording studio. http://thegazette.com/subject/news/business/midlevel-recording-studios-are-growing-20150627