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Sample music producer job description 

At [Company X], we provide global audiences with incredible music from our artist lineup. We are searching for a talented music producer to oversee the studio recording process for songs, albums, extended plays, and more. The music producer will provide their assigned artists with clear direction to yield high-quality recordings — all while facilitating efficient recording sessions to keep within the confines of allotted budgets. In doing so, the music producer will allow [Company X] to produce the best possible music that can expand our reach to more audiences than ever before.

Objectives of this role

  • Keep recording sessions within allotted budget and scope

  • Facilitate positive relationships between [Company X] and its artists

  • Deliver exceptional music that yields highly passionate listeners

  • Ensure all established contracts are adhered to throughout the recording process

  • Unify creative vision between artists, production staff, mixing and mastering engineers, and the business team

  • Provide a comfortable work environment to enable smoother, more efficient workflows


  • Manage necessary negotiations and contracts between artists and the record label

  • Oversee recording sessions with artists

  • Shape the songwriting process to be as frictionless as possible

  • Deliver notes and updates on creative direction to artists, engineers, artist management, executive leadership, and other relevant individuals

  • Minimize budget usage whenever possible

  • Identify and overcome emerging roadblocks to meet deliverable deadlines

Skills and qualifications

  • Ability to mediate and mitigate interpersonal conflicts

  • Intuitive time management skills

  • Excellent problem-solving techniques

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks under pressure

  • Clear, confident communication abilities

  • Comfortability with working long hours

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with composing music as part of a group

  • Business-level fluency in multiple languages

  • Significant leadership and project management experience

  • Strong familiarity with digital audio workstations such as Pro Tools and Ableton Live

  • Comfortability with recording and engineering equipment

  • Adept with at least one musical instrument