The Producer/Artist Relationship
Artists and producers go together like peanut butter and jelly on a sandwich. Both individually great with awesome talents but when they come together it’s like magic. When you get into making music, you want to find the peanut butter to your jelly.
And although there are many brands of peanut butter out there, you want to find the one that goes best with your taste!
Find the right producer for you, as an artist, is definitely a process but trust that the right one (or more) will come your way when the time is right. You want a producer who can understand your music vibe and how you present yourself artistically.
This way they are able to create something you’re both proud of. A great, experienced producer will ask you certain questions when you first meet to feel out what kind of songs you make.
They should be open minded and willing to explore outside of their norm so that you do not sound like anyone else.
Booking a Studio Session
When you book a studio session with a producer, always have in mind what you want to work on before you even go in. A day or so before you go to the studio, you should take notes on what you want to create when you get there.
Whether it’s what type of vibe you’re going for or the lyrical content, having your ideas already organized with help you stay efficient during studio time.
The last thing you want to do is waste time brain storming when you are paying for that time to be creating.
Although making music is fun it is still a business so nobody wants to waste time or money, not even if you are best friends with the producer themselves.
What is the Reason We Record?
Most people get into the music business because they are passionate about it but don’t forget about the huge monetary benefits that could come from it. When you work with your producer, keep in mind what is popular now.
Of course you want to stay true to who you are as an artist but how could you guys also profit off of this song by making it pleasing to a mass audience. You can also look at it as making back the money that you spent on the entire process.
From hiring a producer to recording and getting the song mixed & mastered, it costs a pretty penny. So when you go in to the studio to create, create with an intention to profit off of your art.
Creating the Perefct Producer Artist Relationship
Producers and artists have always gone hand and hand in this business. Creating relationships with a few producers is better than trying to work with everyone. When you create that bond, the understanding will be deeper as far as what kind of musical vibes you like to create for your fans.
Remember that quality always beats quantity. You have a better chance at creating a consistent sound when you work with less producers as well.
You Got This!
Now that you’ve got some great advice on what to look for in a producer, start your search! I would suggest checking out local artists and asking them who they work with. You could even look up a hashtag on Instagram that has the word “producer” in it along with your city.
Best of luck on your search. If you need more advice or just feel super inspired by this post, leave comments for us !!Written by: Airis Kemp (@uloveairis on Instagram)