Why You Need A Music Producer
If you aren't a professional recording artist then you could be forgiven for not knowing exactly what a music producer actually does. In a previous blog, I highlighted exactly what I and other pop music producers in the UK do on a day-to-day basis, but now it's time for me to really showcase why you cannot afford to do without one.
If you are an aspiring musician and are looking to take your first steps into the industry, you need to come out of the blocks with a bang, and you need to make a name for yourself from the outset. With so many streaming services available there has never been a better time to get your music in front of millions of people at the click of a button, but it needs to hit the mark immediately, and a large part of that is ensuring it is produced properly.
So, without further ado, here's why you need a music producer (London).
1. Get an expert's opinion
It doesn't matter how long you've been sitting on a song or how many times you've edited it and evolved it - there will always be an element that can be improved, and a producer can help. Producers are able to take a song, dissect it, figure out what works, what doesn't, what needs to be added, and how all of the track's various layers can fit together. The final product might be similar to the original, but refining and enhancing your work is never a bad thing to do.
2. Kill your darlings
Any artist, be they a writer, poet or musician, can find it very difficult to edit work they have put so much time in to, but producers don't have these same qualms. Sometimes you need tough love. Sometimes you need to be told that something doesn't fit. And, if this is the case, then a producer is the perfect person to carry out this role.
3. Focus on mastering your craft
Unless you've been in the music business for a while or have spent a lot of time developing and honing your skills, it's unlikely you'll be an expert. Whether you're a vocalist, songwriter or music producer, be sure to practise your craft as much as possible. Whilst a top producer will be able to take a recording to a new level, the better the ingredients, the better the song will ultimately sound. That means the best vocals, lyrics and melodies. If you have this, a producer will be able to take the track to new heights.