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sed What does a producer do? (19) RE: What does a producer do? 25 Dec 03

A producer is whatever he says he is and more, or even less. 'Producer' is a word that is defined many, ways and there's often not a whole lot of agreement between definitions. Generally it means that the person is willing to make a significant investment, often, but not always involving cash, sometimes in essential expertise, technical skill, organizing or promotional ability. A producer produces something that was not there before he came along. But he can also produce something that nobody wants. The question to ask him and yourself: can he produce what you want?

Why not ask him what kinds of producing he has done in the past and what he envisions in his future productions?

Check him out on the web and elsewhere. Ask others about him. Maybe you'll get some useful information, but then maybe not. I don't know about you, but in 43 years of performing I've never gotten a $100. tip. That would sure get my attention. Was he drunk?

Once your music is ready you will get some attention, or so the fairy godmother tried to tell me. But enjoy your music and find sustenance in it for you and for your audience. If you can then sing for God. He's the greatest producer of all and the most resourceful. He created the dust from which he created mankind and not so kind.

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