Being a Dj/Music Producer Essay

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There’s blood, sweat, and tears when it comes to producing music. Well not really, but it make you feel that way if you been producing music for many years. I been producing music for 7 years now and I love it. Becoming a music producer is starting to be more popular than being a pop-star or rapper. Not only you get to work on your own or with somebody in a studio or at home, but you get to work with so many people depending on what type of music you’re doing. So what is a music producer, you might ask, and why is it so popular. Before the popularity of CD’s and digital music, music was often recorded onto records, which were flat disc-shaped pieces of vinyl. Because the records were shaped like discs, early music players were called “disc jockeys”. A disc jockey is often better known by most people as deejays. These are the professionals that choose and play recorded music either for broadcast media or at live events. For instance, deejays are usually responsible for playing the music you here on your morning commute, and they are responsible for the music played in your favorite dance club as well. Depending on the nature and style of the music, a disc jockey might also alter the sound of the music as well. A “scratch artist” is a good example of one such disc jockey. This type of deejay uses traditional records when playing his chosen music, but he also adds distinctive “scratching” sounds by moving the record on the record player with his hands. A music producer is an individual working within the music industry, whose job is to oversee and manage the recording of an artist's music. A producer has many roles in music industry including gathering ideas for the project, selecting songs or musicians, coaching the artist and musicians in the studio, controlling the recording sessions, and supervising the entire process through mixing and mastering. Some

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