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

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Foreword

It would be madness to suggest that a definitive book could be written about the music producer that encompassed all musical genres. Logic might suggest that a collection of books should be written, possibly one for each music genre since the job of a classical music producer is quite different to that of a pop music producer. Or perhaps a series of books ought to be written for each style of music producer?

Richard Burgess’s The Art of Record Production and Howard Massey’s Behind the Glass are long-standing texts in this area. Both books, in my view, capture the essence of the modern music producer in the rock and pop genres. What Russ and Craig have brought to the mix is a unique process-driven focus on the role, day-to-day responsibilities ...

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