The Role Of a Music Producer Part 2

Quincy Jones Music Producer(Jones was the producer, with Michael Jackson, of Jackson's albums Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), and Bad (1987), as well as being the producer and conductor of the 1985 charity song
Quincy Jones Music Producer(Jones was the producer, with Michael Jackson, of Jackson's albums Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), and Bad (1987), as well as being the producer and conductor of the 1985 charity song "We Are the World".)

Our last article was so informative, we took time to explore and understand the roles of a music producer. A lot of people claim to be producers but I’m sure from that article you can now position yourself in the right position.

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This week we continue to reveal more truths about the roles of a music producer. In our next articles we will be talking to some international producers and artists and they will shed more light on this subject.

 

 
This is the second part of the topic we looked at in our last article titled the role of a music producer. In this article we will dig deeper into the roles of a producer.

 

 
In most cases a music producer is a competent arranger, composer or songwriter who has the ability to bring fresh and new ideas to an artist’s music. The producer is also in charge of the creative mix.

 

Encouraging the best musical performances , coaching the artist and directing the backing vocalists are also some of the duties of a music producer.

 

 

 

Quincy Jones Music Producer(Jones was the producer, with Michael Jackson, of Jackson's albums Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), and Bad (1987), as well as being the producer and conductor of the 1985 charity song "We Are the World".)
Quincy Jones Music Producer(Jones was the producer, with Michael Jackson, of Jackson’s albums Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), and Bad (1987), as well as being the producer and conductor of the 1985 charity song “We Are the World”.)

In simple terms, a music producer oversees the artistic, financial and technical demands of a recording project, they creatively guide and direct the recording. Music producers can be viewed in the same role that directors serve for films. He is responsible for the content of the album as a whole.

 
A music producer’s other role is to listen to the raw performances of the artist and to imagine what type of sound and artistic feel the finished recording based on those performances should have. This is the defining moment in the creativity process.No two producers share the same imagination or methods and they are likely to produce radically different results from the same raw materials.
THE BETTER THE MUSIC PRODUCER THE BETTER THE FINISHED RECORDED PRODUCT!

 
More to come in our next article!

 

 

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Kudakwashe Chikwanda aka TheFivestarGeneral is the Founder of RokCity Records a registered label in Zimbabwe and Botswana. A musician and music promoter, has worked with a number of established artist from Southern Africa including Martin PK (RSA); Matthews Matsetse (BW); Tebbie aka The Gospel Queen (BW); Dr Tawanda (ZW) among others. His label has worked closely with PK Records (RSA), FreeNation Inc. (Nigeria), Roc Lefatshe (BW). He also studied Music at The Academy of Music in Bulawayo. A staunch supporter of FC Barcelona and Dynamos FC. A devoted Christian, member of Christ Embassy and also a writer at UrbanCulxure Magazine. Follow me on Twitter: @fivestarphd, Instagram: @fivestarphd & Facebook: facebook.com/fivestarphd or Kudakwashe Chikwanda