Music Producer

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What does a music producer do? Music producers are responsible for helping musical artists achieve the best possible sound for their recorded music. Music producers must have extensive knowledge of audio recording techniques and the best way to use music studio equipment. Producers must be able to work closely with musical artists to create the kind of sound that the artist desires.

Successful music producers are able to work with artists in a wide range of musical styles. Most producers have an appreciation for many different kinds of music and often see live musical performances. Producers must also be technically skilled and able to use microphones and computer software to engineer quality recordings.

Producers often work with record companies and music industry professionals to help artists achieve the best exposure for their music. An awareness of new musical trends and new audio production technology is key for this profession. Producers must also have excellent social skills and the ability to network with other people in the music industry as well as with the public.


  • Work with musical artists in a recording studio to record new songs

  • Arrange, set up and use microphones and other recording equipment

  • Meet with new artists and music industry professionals to schedule work

  • Generate ideas for creative approaches to recording music

  • Market their skills to artists looking for recording sessions