Music Producer

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Music production is a major part of the entertainment industry. Music producers plan and coordinate the production of musical recordings in all genres of music. Producers assist performers to select material and develop the musical arrangement and tonal sound of their recorded performances with a view to market trends and tastes. Producers work closely with technicians in developing and enhancing recorded performances, and thus possess a range of musical, technical and business entrepreneurial skills.

Music producers are generally responsible for identifying and developing new performers for the recording labels they represent, based on what they believe will sell. In spanning the music production and marketing process as they do, producers play a role in raising and allocating funds to different aspects of the music recording and marketing process.