A music producer is the person responsible for the supervision and development of compositions (production) of a music artist. The duties of the producer include collecting ideas for the project, choosing songs and musicians, mentoring the artist and musicians to work in a music studio, and monitoring the recording and mixing of compositions. In addition, producers often assume the responsibilities of entrepreneurs, such as responsibility for the budget, work schedule of the contractor, contracts and negotiations.
There are two types of producers in the recording industry: executive producer and music producer. The executive producer is responsible for financing the project, while the music producer is responsible for making the music.
Sometimes a music producer is confused with a music manager .
Still often (especially in the post-Soviet space) a music producer is confused with an investor or sponsor , which is also an erroneous opinion. Music producer (born producer - music producer, manufacturer) - a specialist who is primarily responsible for the production of musical material, the secondary task of a music producer is to manage a music project (administrative functions). [one]
A music producer can work both with the project as a whole and on its individual albums, songs, videos, and / or concert performances.
Initially, the music producer was in control of the process of recording music, determining the style of the repertoire, selecting and approving poems, music, and arrangements. But besides this, he can select screenplays for clips or live performances. Also, a music producer can determine the general line of behavior of the project, develop the image and develop the created public image.
The music producer is obliged to control the process of writing and recording songs, less often - shooting videos, even less - the organization of concert performances of the project.
The music producer selects technical staff for the project - musicians, accompanists ("seismists"), sound engineers, sound engineers, assistants , and editors .
As a rule, large recording studios have their own musical producers, but often the musicians themselves invite outsiders interested in them, and in some cases they perform musical production of their own project.
The work performed by the music producer can be compared to the work performed by the art director . However, unlike the artistic director, the duties of the music producer often include not only the management of the creative part of the project, but also the organization and control of the material and technical support of these works.