Illustration of three people working at a desktop computer, collaborating.

You might hire a music producer to:

  • Create a recording schedule and keep the project within budget

  • Assist the artist during recording and help them develop an overall vision for the finished product
  • Give direction, coach, and provide critical feedback to all artists involved in the recording process

  • Serve as a liaison between the artist, label, background musicians, sound engineers, and all involved

Required skills and qualifications
Preferred skills and qualifications
Excellent communication skills
Prior musical composition experience, ideally within a group
Strong time management skills
Familiarity with digital audio workstations such as Pro Tools, Ableton Live, or similar
Ability to think on one’s feet and creatively solve problems that may arise
Ability to read music and/or play at least one instrument
Confident giving artistic and musical direction
Experience operating recording and engineering equipment
Adept at mediating conflict
Proven leadership and project management capabilities