This article serves to help artists like you find the right producer for your music.
What does a music producer do?
Music production is a creative process as much as it is a technical one.
A music producer will hear what you are trying to achieve and work to produce your music with that in mind.
It’s not a transaction, it’s a service, and communication is everything.
What makes a good music producer?
A good producer fully understands your vision as an artist, beyond the music they are helping you with.
As I said, they’ll be patient and empathetic.
It doesn’t matter so much that they have the best gear. Like a car, it’s performance depends heavily on who is in the driver’s seat.
As they say, it’s the ear, not the gear!
How to find the right one
Facebook groups like MAKE POP MUSIC are full of good producers who are keen to connect with artists like you.
Platforms like Soundbetter are also useful in finding good producers.
How much does it cost?
As with all services, it depends.
A good producer could easily charge 4 figures, others will do it for far less.
You want the one that’s going to prioritise you.
Music is subjective, so don’t expect them to nail it on the first draft. As long as they are open to feedback, a good communicator, and are patient, then you’re in good spot.
Hope this helps.