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

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CHAPTER C-3Project Management

Making an album can be an organic process given enough time, money and space to be creative. In these days of ever-increased financial pressure, the time, money and space to be creative is dwindling fast. Producers need to be ever-more efficient, effective and economical.

Producers are often thought of as creative flamboyant people, with the authority that can guide music to become a hit. Actually they’re also the people that make the project run and the sessions succeed practically. As we mentioned in Section A, there are many types of producers and their involvement will differ dependent on the project, personnel, and music accordingly.

So here comes the caveat: some producers will wing it, taking it as it comes. ...

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