Out of the thousands of people who seek this path, only a hundred have the talent and out of those hundred, only ten might have the motivation and yet out of the ten of them, only one might get the opportunity. Yet a very significant portion of the population aims or at the very least, desires to become a music producer. What can be the reason for such favoritism? What do the masses see in this profession? What are the advantages of being a music producer? Let us take a look below.
Fame- Many a times it has been seen that the producers achieve a level of fame that even the music artists cannot compare to. Fame, recognition, respect – who among us doesn’t long for such levels of appreciation and when these are few of the most acknowledged perks of being a music producer, it is hardly a surprise to see the populace drifting towards the field of music production.
Creativity- Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby! And when it is your job entailment that calls for the engagement of your creativity and talent, you can hardly get a more rewarding occupation. The music producer can largely make or break an album the same way a director can affect a movie; in fact it is largely up to the producer to make every track in the album sound its best, giving him ample opportunities for showcasing his talent.
Money- They say that money makes the world go round, and while it may appear to be a mercenary approach, it indeed holds true in regards to an individual’s profession and employment opportunities. Keeping to the scenario, the music production business is indeed offering ample opportunities to make big money. In fact, according to the Schools in the USA website, while the estimated salary for an entry-level music producer is just $14,590, the average salary of a music producer is an estimated $67,330 annually. And with this huge amount of money involved in the business of music production, it is hardly surprising that people are driven towards the field like flocks of sheep!
Record Label Opportunity- Another reason people desire to be in this career is that it offers a prime position for those who want to sign, develop and sell recorded products under their own brand. Since new and older talents are constantly passing through the stable of a producer; he or she has the opportunity of making profitable deals with the individuals. Remember that a good producer will also have great contacts within the music business; all of which make signing artist an easier process compared to other individuals who are not on first names terms with the label executives!
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By Boomy Tokan