The work of music producers (also called record producers) usually takes place behind the scenes, and is seldom recognized by the public unless the producer is actively guiding the career of an upcoming musician. But, today’s music producers have come to play a broad role in the music production process, with many of them supervising the actual music recording session and even mixing and mastering their own productions.
While the established musician will generally insist on complete artistic control, an unknown artist will be wise to rely on the music producer to oversee the selection and arrangement of music. In fact, a music producer may actually oversee the entire recording process. Some producers will use their skills to “create an image” by suggesting lyrics and melodies, mentoring the artist, choosing a personal stylist for the artist, and selecting the cover art.
In today’s popular music scene, music production companies and music producers are liaisons between the artist and his record label, or an artist and his manager. The producer’s main function is to discover new talent and sign musicians to a production contract. It is up to the producer to grant permission to the production company to press, promote, and sell the artists’ works. In this way, music producer can help grow the professional musician’s career.
With the advent of audio production computer software, musicians and music producers need not be allied with a production company. Teams of engineers and technicians are no longer needed to create professional recordings. Late advances in music software have allowed musicians to work independently, writing, arranging, performing, and recording their own music. The advantage for the artist is to enjoy complete artistic control over his own music, without outside influences. But, just because any musician can record in a home studio on a PC or laptop computer does not mean the role of the music producer is no longer necessary. Aspiring musicians should understand that a music producer has the experience and background to make knowledgeable decisions that could make or break a musical career.
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lorenweisman.com – artistsguide.net – Playing the blame game – Stop! It isn’t helping your career in music. LW Music Consulting YouTube Video. Playing the blame game is stupid and childish. Even if it is some one else’s fault, the blame game is wasted time, effort and energy that takes you somewhere that is not going to get you anywhere. Those that blame music producers, booking agents, managers, the music coach types, the music consultant types, the record labels and any other service industry all too often should be pointing the finger back at themselves. Musicians and bands need to ask the questions, understand what they are responsible for with any invoice, agreement or contract and take the initiative to learn the details in order to get the most out of any situation. I do a fair amount of reviewing contracts with artists as part of music consulting sessions and they will very quickly say they didnt see this line or didnt know they were agreeing to that. Even though, it was right there and in clear english, not some kind of legalese. The time wasted in assigning blame can be better used to figure out how to fix the issue and make sure that it doesnt happen again. This comes in to play if you are working with people that would not be fired. I watch so many bands that will be so quick to spend so long on who did this or who did that and why it is that persons fault. My usual response in a consulting session is to say, then fire them! If they are that bad and you are …
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Question by Anne: How can I get to a music industry producer?
How can I get their contacts, and do you think I will have to pay a LOT of money for studio time? Or in the producer contract, is it usually included? Help me. Thanks
Answer by Hillary W
My suggestion is to go to their website and start sending emails. Send your resume or whatever it is you are looking for to every contact you can find, there is ALWAYS a ‘contact us’ link on the big company websites.
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