Sometimes, when you read a record review, you'll hear references to this-and-such famous producer or the quality of production and how that's determined the album's sound. I've always read these sentences and nodded without knowing exactly what the fuck it is that a producer does. So what does an album producer do? [more inside]
Are there any documentaries/podcasts, etc. that track the evolution of a song from demo to recording? I want to see what role a good producer plays, and what the engineer and mixer actually do. Rock on!
How can I plot the next steps of my career, given where I am now? [more inside]
Hi all, I was wondering if you could recommend any podcasts that featured interesting, new and insightful music. Preferably ones that are by musicians or producers/recording engineers. Thanks!
Best Camcorder for under $300? [more inside]
Which U2 songs best demonstrate Brian Eno's influence? [more inside]
How do I pitch my comedy Twitter feed as a TV show? [more inside]
I'm about to become a Digital Media Producer! Awesome! Help me do really well in a role that is new to me. [more inside]
Books that all aspiring audio engineers/mixers/producers should own.
I'm inspiring to be a DJ/Music Producer. But I have no clue where to start. [more inside]
I read non-fiction story of a career change to a successful Hollywood movie producer. Help me find who it was and a copy of the story. [more inside]
What do you want to see on my demo reel? [more inside]
I'm a senior web content producer (the chap who figures out what content should be on a website, and sometimes writes it) in London, but I'd love to be in New York (or any other major urban area in the United States). Can you recommend any recruiters who specialise in this field and who might be able to help me? Bonus points for New York ones, as I'll be there in mid June. [more inside]
Where do I go to find myself a solid, professional, credited music producer? [more inside]
Many years ago I either heard or read a documentary about an American rock 'n' roll producer who was—according to this documentary—highly influential but never particularly famous, but whose name I cannot now recall. [more inside]
What's the price range for a professional music producer for a rock band? We're looking at working with one producer but want to be sure we're getting a good deal. Are there any questions/features we should be asking the producer about to make sure we're getting a good deal? Right now he's telling us it's about $1500-$2000 per song, is that the going rate? [more inside]
I have co-produced a 5 song collection of songs for a friend, who is not in contract with a record label currently, but hopes to get signed. If this should happen, how would I make sure I benefitted financially by the investing my time and expertise into creating this record?, as well as collect any royalties to follow? Would a signed agreement between him and I be enough?
I'm an amateur photographer, and a television producer has sent me some email. He'd like to use some of my photos of my school for a TV show, in exchange for credit and a DVD of the show. What should I know? [more inside]
What rights--if any--do you retain when you pitch ideas during a job interview? [more inside]
I understand that in movies, the title of Producer is mostly about providing or arranging the financing & talent for a project. How about for a sitcom? If you watch Friends, there's around a half-dozen producers of varying stripes listed in the credits. What's the role of a producer in the context of an episode of a TV series?