The professional title of producer is one of the most commonly misused titles in the music industry. This article will cover the three different types of music producers as well as the roles they play within the music industry and within the recording studio.
He is not a producer
A producer is not a musician who creates his own music. The appropriate title for this post would be Musician, Clear and Simple. Producers also tend to work with a team of reliable recording professionals, industry executives, and musicians to bring a recording project to fruition. Because the skills involved in managing a recording project take time to learn and are very demanding, someone who works alone to create music is generally not considered a producer. The title of producer is often mistakenly associated with the roles of songwriters and general musicians.
An executive producer is usually the person who funds the recording project. The executive producers also determine the direction of the recording project and carefully maintain the relationship between the artists or groups involved in the project and the label overseeing the completion of the project. The executive producers essentially maintain the bridge between the label and the artists on the record and make sure that the project makes financial sense from a commercial and creative point of view.
A music producer typically spends the majority of their time creating or organizing music for the recording project. Music producers usually have a solid background in music theory and sometimes have degrees in music theory or music composition from established universities and colleges. Another job of the music producer is to make sure that the music in the recording project is of the highest possible quality and that the musicians involved in the project are producing the best music possible. Sometimes music producers are also given the task of maintaining communication between artists and record label executives, which is often a more difficult task than many people in the music industry think.
The technical producer understands the technical aspects of the recording studio more than the other two types of producers. Technical producers know how to use the recording console, configure the microphones for recording, use the recording software effectively and efficiently, and organize the recording project. Many engineering producers start out as mixing engineers or assistant engineers to label producers. They also tend to understand the technical aspects of recording and what it takes to make music sound good from an engineering point of view.