12 Brokerage and Creative Leadership

Process, Practice, and Possibilities

Elizabeth Long Lingo

Introduction

The label wanted one thing; the artist another. … So I found myself acting as the referee… . It’s tricky, if I butt heads with the artist, I get fired. If I don’t butt heads with the artist, the label fires me. I was up a creek. I also have allegiance to me, where I don’t believe this is a good song. That’s the hardest part, as producer, you’re hired to have a strong musical opinion and with three points of view, none of them lining up… . I didn’t know what to do.

Nashville Music Producer

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