Facilitator? Collaborator? Creator? – The Changing Role of the Modern Producer
What is a Producer? That depends on who you ask. Increasingly it also depends on when. While the role of the record producer has been evolving since the beginning, the rise of electronic music, fueled by the rapid development creative music-making tools, added a fundamentally different dimension to the traditional producer’s role. More than just a “project manager” for a recording project, the modern producer increasingly assumes an artistic role. While the traditional producer worked to capture an artist’s distinct sound, the modern producer is known for his/her own unique artistry and collaborates with an artist to create altogether new, distinct sound. This session will explore this topic and the impact of modern music-making tools through candid conversation with several renowned producers.