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What is Music Production? by Craig Golding, Russ Hepworth-Sawyer

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CHAPTER B-1Being a Producer

Being a music professional is quite different to being an accountant or some other trade. Our work days will usually involve being in front of a set of monitors (both the loudspeaker and screen variety these days!) listening, composing, recording, mixing, or mastering.

This is what we do. However, most people that relax at a pub/bar after work will listen to music in the background. Then they may amble off home to watch a DVD with a film score included.

Music is all around us. Therefore our work is all around us! Do we ever get a break? Actually most of us will not mind this intrusion, but it does make us music professionals different. We’re always on duty, we’re always listening, we’re always analyzing. To some extent ...

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