Music Record Producer careers and jobs. Is it a step in the right direction, in case you are wondering if that is a good career choice?
Are you wondering how a music record producer’s profile is different from a music audio production engineer?
I know it sounds as if the profile overlaps, and to a considerable extent it does, especially if you are working in a smaller recording studio. But there are some differences…
If you have worked for a small firm/start-up, you tend to do more of multiple things whereas if you work for a huge organization, you have clearly defined career paths for particular skills and roles.
The same is true of a Music Record Producer Career Job Profile.
Music Record Producer Profile
A music producer in a big studio, or if he is independent and successful, will be involved in things beyond the technical/recording aspect of a song.
In a big studio, the record producer can avail the services of a dedicated studio engineer. The producer will work with the band members or session musicians or professional keyboardists, and the studio engineer to "produce" the final recordings.
Since songs recorded in different styles of music have to be treated differently, a record producer’s job involves providing guidance on how to make the final product sound more appealing. They could even be involved with arranging parts of the track or even writing it.
An independent record producer may also deal with clients directly and act as a consultant, discussing various aspects like – feasibility of the project, where to record, what musicians to hire and so on.
So for a Music Producer, in general, the following applies.
Other Music Related Areas
Here are some other music related areas where you could potentially work:
A music record producer, by definition, is responsible for the production of songs. You will not only require knowledge of the technical aspects of music production, you will also need to be good at communicating with various people involved. A sense of the various style of music and a pulse of the current trends will also help you to do business independently. In a smaller studio though, this is how you may start your career, the role of engineer and music producers will most likely be combined.