In other words, most people that are great producers can usually look at the talent and concept of what has to happen, from a discerning musical, creative, and marketing approach. And this is a skill and an art in itself.
Artists need producers as much as most good actors need good directing. You will most times need that "heads-up" professional to be on the project to assure it having a better chance of success anyway. Plus, producers many times deal with everything from writing and creating the idea for the song, to dealing with the human variables of attitudes, emotion and the atmosphere of working with all the many different people attached to the project; Music Managers, Label A&R, Radio and Club DJs, Musicians, and of course, the actual artist themselves. Note: there is an art to producing, just like there is an art to sampling, dj scratching, singing, rapping, and playing an instrument. And while technology does allow many artists (and non-artists) who never thought that they could make beats & music “sound” pretty good, without having a hired producer - in truth, most of it is far from being “well-produced”, or good enough to release, or give a contract where a company’s revenue is at stake.
Therefore, if you are an artist, you should highly consider taking the most rational approach to getting your record or demo project completed; meaning that you’ll need to find either a reputable and experienced producer, or a hot new, up-and-coming producer that has “reel” evidence of developed skills to make a song sound finished. Or, at least find a producer who will sell you some beats, or license you some great instrumental music tracks to use for your demo or music project.
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