Recording industry producer

 22 March 2011

Recording industry producers organise all aspects of a recording session. Most operate in the traditional way of working with performers in a recording studio. They often do this with the assistance of a sound engineer. Others use their own equipment to try out ideas. They then apply these using a commercial recording studio for the final recording.

Record industry producer's work may include:

  • Selecting songs and contacting songwriters
  • Looking out for a song with 'hit' potential
  • Calculating the budget and recording schedule
  • Negotiating and signing contracts with performers and with the artists and repertoire (A&R) departments of music publishers or record companies
  • Engineering the recording.

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