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How to be a producer

Want to be a Producer, first you need to know what a music producer does.

A music producer helps in the creative direction of  music. They can write lyrics, create beats, create remixes, or  just give their stamp of approval – a la  Quincy Jones.

For example, an artist  may need you help with creating an album with a sound that’s different than their last album. With your knowledge as a music producer, you would create a instrumentation, work on a  chorus, or bring other musicians all to  assist with the creation of the album.

Below are 5 steps in become a music producer.

1. Want to be a producer – Learn an instrument…Learn music theory.

The first thing you need is some knowledge in the music theory. The best way to learn theory is to learn an instrument. This will take time and dedication. What ever instrument you choose, you need to learn songs in the genre you want to produce. Learn to play your favorite songs, be creative with learn. Learn you favorite song, then play  it a different key, or change the rhythm or lyrics. This will help you understand why song parts are written a certain way, and how the way songs change to bring different feelings. You want to be a producer to make hit music. Study the genre you want to produce in by what is popular songs from what artist are currents on the charts.

2. Want to be a producer –  Study music business….study business.

Music business is defiantly a business. The product is your music. You customers will be artists and/or record companies that want to by your product. You may want to establish your production as a company. You are building a brand. Think about how you want your product to be stick in then minds of many that hear your music. You need to get your product known by as many people as you can, AND hit as many of their senses as you can.

3. Want to be a producer – Study the genre you want to produce. Be creative.

I repeat this because it is the easiest way to keep your music relevant. It is a fine line between realivance and sounding like everything else.

4. Learn what recording techniques and equipment are used for production. Need to  lay down song ideas.

5. Want to be a producer – Network. Network. Network.





Attend a school of music,  production or  learning an instrument

One Response to How to be a producer

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