A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album. A producer has varying roles during the recording process, they may gather musical ideas for the project, collaborate with the artists to select cover tunes or original songs by the artist/group, work with artists and help them to improve their songs, lyrics or arrangements. A producer may also: Select session musicians to play rhythm section accompaniment parts or solos Co-write Propose changes to the song arrangements Coach the singers and musicians in the studioThe producer supervises the entire process from preproduction, through to the sound recording and mixing stages, and, in some cases, all the way to the audio mastering stage; the producer may perform these roles themselves, or help select the engineer, provide suggestions to the engineer. The producer may pay session musicians and engineers and ensure that the entire project is completed within the record label's budget.
A record producer or music producer has a broad role in overseeing and managing the recording and production of a band or performer's music. A producer has many roles that may include, but are not limited to, gathering ideas for the project, composing the music for the project, selecting songs or session musicians, proposing changes to the song arrangements, coaching the artist and musicians in the studio, controlling the recording sessions, supervising the entire process through audio mixing and, in some cases, to the audio mastering stage. Producers often take on a wider entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, schedules and negotiations. Writer Chris Deville explains it, "Sometimes a producer functions like a creative consultant — someone who helps a band achieve a certain aesthetic, or who comes up with the perfect violin part to complement the vocal melody, or who insists that a chorus should be a bridge. Other times a producer will build a complete piece of music from the ground up and present the finished product to a vocalist, like Metro Boomin supplying Future with readymade beats or Jack Antonoff letting Taylor Swift add lyrics and melody to an otherwise-finished “Out Of The Woods.”The artist of an album may not be a record producer or music producer for his/her album.
While both contribute creatively, the official credit of "record producer" may depend on the record contract. Christina Aguilera, for example, did not receive record producer credits until many albums into her career. In the 2010s, the producer role is sometimes divided among up to three different individuals: executive producer, vocal producer and music producer. An executive producer oversees project finances, a vocal producers oversees the vocal production, a music producer oversees the creative process of recording and mixings; the music producer is often a competent arranger, musician or songwriter who can bring fresh ideas to a project. As well as making any songwriting and arrangement adjustments, the producer selects and/or collaborates with the mixing engineer, who takes the raw recorded tracks and edits and modifies them with hardware and software tools to create a stereo or surround sound "mix" of all the individual voices sounds and instruments, in turn given further adjustment by a mastering engineer for the various distribution media.
The producer oversees the recording engineer who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording. Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as "the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record", like a director would a movie. Indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation is music director; the music producer's job is to create and mold a piece of music. The scope of responsibility may be one or two songs or an artist's entire album – in which case the producer will develop an overall vision for the album and how the various songs may interrelate. At the beginning of record industry, the producer role was technically limited to record, in one shot, artists performing live; the immediate predecessors to record producers were the artists and repertoire executives of the late 1920s and 1930s who oversaw the "pop" product and led session orchestras. That was the case of Ben Selvin at Columbia Records, Nathaniel Shilkret at Victor Records and Bob Haring at Brunswick Records.
By the end of the 1930s, the first professional recording studios not owned by the major companies were established separating the roles of A&R man and producer, although it wouldn't be until the late 1940s when the term "producer" became used in the industry. The role of producers changed progressively over the 1960s due to technology; the development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process. Before multitracking, all the elements of a song had to be performed simultaneously. All of these singers and musicians had to be assembled in a large studio where the performance was recorded. With multitrack recording, the "bed tracks" (rhythm section accompaniment parts such as the bassline and rhythm guitar could be recorded first, the vocals and solos could be added using as many "takes" as necessary, it was no longer necessary to get all the players in the studio at the same time. A pop band could record their backing tracks one week, a horn section could be brought in a week to add horn shots and punches, a string section could be brought in a week after that.
Multitrack recording had another pro
No Substitutions: Live in Osaka
No Substitutions: Live in Osaka is a live album by Larry Carlton and Steve Lukather, released in 2001 through Favored Nations. In 2002, the album won Carlton and Lukather, along with engineer/recorder Yoshiyasu Kumada and editor/producer Steve Vai, the Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album. "The Pump" – 14:28 "Don't Give It Up" – 6:38 " Only Yesterday" – 12:09 "All Blues" – 14:06 "Room 335" – 5:06 Larry Carlton – guitar Rick Jackson – keyboards Steve Lukather – guitar Chris Kent – bass guitar Gregg Bissonette – drums
Transition (Steve Lukather album)
Transition is the seventh studio album by Steve Lukather, released on vinyl and as a jewel case CD on January 21, 2013 by Mascot Records. In Europe a limited edition Digibook was released, containing a booklet with studio pictures and liner notes from Lukather and producer C. J. Vanston. "Judgement Day" – 7:17 "Creep Motel" – 5:46 "Once Again" – 4:57 "Right the Wrong" – 6:20 "Transition" – 5:32 "Last Man Standing" – 5:21 "Do I Stand Alone" – 4:10 "Rest of the World" – 4:01 "Smile" – 2:30 Steve Lukather – vocals, production C. J. Vanston – keyboards, background vocals Steve Weingart – keyboards Renee Jones - bass, background vocals Eric Valentine – drums Lee Sklar - bass guitar Nathan East - bass guitar John Pierce - bass guitar Tal Wilkenfeld - bass guitar Gregg Bissonette - drums Chad Smith - drums Toss Panos - drums Lenny Castro – percussion Trev Lukather - muted guitar Phil Collen - background vocals Jenny Douglas - background vocals Richard Page - background vocals Kristina Helene - background vocals Jack Raines - background vocals Engineered and mixed by C. J. Vanston Tina Lukather - Assistant Producer Album page on stevelukather.net
GMA Music is a subsidiary of GMA Network Inc. and is engaged in the production and distribution.of music and concerts. GMA Music is a member of PARI and has the distinction of having two Diamond Record awards in the competitve music scene.. MaleAlden Richards Anthony Rosaldo Derrick Monasterio Garrett Bolden James Wright Jeric Gonzales Jong Madaliday Ken Chan Kristofer Martin Migo Adecer Nar CabicoFemaleAngel Guardian Bianca Umali Golden Cañedo Hannah Precillas Kyline Alcantara Kyryll Maricris Garcia Mikee Misalucha Miriam Manalo Rita Daniela Roxanne Miranda Aicelle Santos Gerald Santos Dingdong Avanzado Frencheska Farr Geoff Taylor Janno Gibbs Jaya Jessa Zaragoza Jolina Magdangal Julie Anne San Jose Jona Kitchie Nadal Kris Lawrence The Tux All About Love Isang Kinabukasan: A Kapuso Benefit Album Tunog Kapuso: The Best of GMA TV Themes Vol. 1 Metropop Song Festival compilation album Mga Awit Kapuso Vol. 5 Mga Awit Mula Sa Puso: The Best of GMA TV Themes Vol. 2 Mga Awit ng Kapuso: The Best of GMA TV Themes Vol. 3 Mga Awiting Kapuso: Best of GMA TV Soundtracks Vol. 4 Mga Awit Mula Sa Puso: The Best of GMA TV Themes Vol. 6 Kapuso Sa Pasko: The GMA Records All Star Christmas Album Pinoy Pop Superstar Grand Contender Vol. 1 Pinoy Pop Superstar Grand Contender Vol. 2 Pinoy Pop Superstar Grand Contender Vol. 3 Seasons of Love: The Best of Mga Awit Kapuso Vol. 7 The Best Of Mga Awit Kapuso Awit Kapuso: Kay Sarap Maging Kapuso Take1: The Best Of Awit Kapuso Originals Mulawin The Movie Soundtrack Lovestruck Moments Of Love Pers Lab: The Music of First Time Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Some movies are released with GMA Films partners but the following are released by GMA Music Home Video: Official website
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band
Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band is a live rock supergroup with shifting personnel, led by former Beatles drummer and vocalist Ringo Starr. Since 1989, Starr has toured with fourteen variations of the band, where "everybody on stage is a star in their own right." Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band is a concept, created by producer David Fishof. The band has toured for over three decades, rotates its line-up depending on availability of musicians and at Starr's discretion. All-Starr Band shows feature 10–12 songs sung by Starr, including those he performed with The Beatles and in his solo career. Mixed with Starr's songs are those performed by the All-Starrs the biggest hits from their respective groups or solo careers; the All-Starr Band does not compose original music, but a number of live albums featuring the group have been released. The sole exception is the track "Island in the Sun", off Starr's 2015 album Postcards from Paradise, co-written and performed by Starr and every member of that year's All-Starr Band.
The Anthology... So Far
An album is a collection of audio recordings issued as a collection on compact disc, audio tape, or another medium. Albums of recorded music were developed in the early 20th century as individual 78-rpm records collected in a bound book resembling a photograph album. Vinyl LPs are still issued, though album sales in the 21st-century have focused on CD and MP3 formats; the audio cassette was a format used alongside vinyl from the 1970s into the first decade of the 2000s. An album may be recorded in a recording studio, in a concert venue, at home, in the field, or a mix of places; the time frame for recording an album varies between a few hours to several years. This process requires several takes with different parts recorded separately, brought or "mixed" together. Recordings that are done in one take without overdubbing are termed "live" when done in a studio. Studios are built to absorb sound, eliminating reverberation, so as to assist in mixing different takes. Recordings, including live, may contain sound effects, voice adjustments, etc..
With modern recording technology, musicians can be recorded in separate rooms or at separate times while listening to the other parts using headphones. Album covers and liner notes are used, sometimes additional information is provided, such as analysis of the recording, lyrics or librettos; the term "album" was applied to a collection of various items housed in a book format. In musical usage the word was used for collections of short pieces of printed music from the early nineteenth century. Collections of related 78rpm records were bundled in book-like albums; when long-playing records were introduced, a collection of pieces on a single record was called an album. An album, in ancient Rome, was a board chalked or painted white, on which decrees and other public notices were inscribed in black, it was from this that in medieval and modern times album came to denote a book of blank pages in which verses, sketches and the like are collected. Which in turn led to the modern meaning of an album as a collection of audio recordings issued as a single item.
In the early nineteenth century "album" was used in the titles of some classical music sets, such as Schumann's Album for the Young Opus 68, a set of 43 short pieces. When 78rpm records came out, the popular 10-inch disc could only hold about three minutes of sound per side, so all popular recordings were limited to around three minutes in length. Classical-music and spoken-word items were released on the longer 12-inch 78s, about 4–5 minutes per side. For example, in 1924, George Gershwin recorded a drastically shortened version of the seventeen-minute Rhapsody in Blue with Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra, it ran for 8m 59s. Deutsche Grammophon had produced an album for its complete recording of the opera Carmen in 1908. German record company Odeon released the Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky in 1909 on 4 double-sided discs in a specially designed package; this practice of issuing albums does not seem to have been taken up by other record companies for many years. By about 1910, bound collections of empty sleeves with a paperboard or leather cover, similar to a photograph album, were sold as record albums that customers could use to store their records.
These albums came in both 12-inch sizes. The covers of these bound books were wider and taller than the records inside, allowing the record album to be placed on a shelf upright, like a book, suspending the fragile records above the shelf and protecting them. In the 1930s, record companies began issuing collections of 78 rpm records by one performer or of one type of music in specially assembled albums with artwork on the front cover and liner notes on the back or inside cover. Most albums included three or four records, with two sides each, making six or eight compositions per album; the 12-inch LP record, or 33 1⁄3 rpm microgroove vinyl record, is a gramophone record format introduced by Columbia Records in 1948. A single LP record had the same or similar number of tunes as a typical album of 78s, it was adopted by the record industry as a standard format for the "album". Apart from minor refinements and the important addition of stereophonic sound capability, it has remained the standard format for vinyl albums.
The term "album" was extended to other recording media such as Compact audio cassette, compact disc, MiniDisc, digital albums, as they were introduced. As part of a trend of shifting sales in the music industry, some observers feel that the early 21st century experienced the death of the album. While an album may contain as many or as few tracks as required, in the United States, The Recording Academy's rules for Grammy Awards state that an album must comprise a minimum total playing time of 15 minutes with at least five distinct tracks or a minimum total playing time of 30 minutes with no minimum track requirement. In the United Kingdom, the criteria for the UK Albums Chart is that a recording counts as an "album" i
Toto is an American rock band formed in 1977 in Los Angeles. The band's current lineup consists of Joseph Williams, David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Steve Lukather, plus touring members Lenny Castro, Warren Ham, Shem von Schroeck and Shannon Forrest. Toto is known for a musical style that combines elements of pop, soul, progressive rock, hard rock, R&B, jazz. Paich and Jeff Porcaro had played together as session musicians on several albums and decided to form a band. David Hungate, Lukather and Bobby Kimball were recruited before the first album release; the band enjoyed great commercial success in the late 1970s and 1980s, beginning with the band's eponymous debut released in 1978. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Toto IV, Toto became one of the best-selling music groups of their era. Known for the Top 5 hits "Hold the Line", "Rosanna", "Africa", the makeup of the group continues to evolve. Hungate left in 1982. Jeff Porcaro died in 1992 of a heart attack. Hungate rejoined Toto as a touring musician and a band member.
In 2008, Lukather announced his departure from the band, the remaining band members went their separate ways. In the summer of 2010, Toto reformed and went on a short European tour, with a new lineup, to benefit Mike Porcaro, diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and was no longer an active member of the band, he died in 2015. The band has released 17 studio albums, has sold over 40 million records worldwide; the group has been honored with several Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. The members of Toto were regulars on albums by Steely Dan and Crofts, Boz Scaggs and Cher, many others, contributing to many of the most popular records of the 1970s. Keyboardist David Paich, son of musician and session player/arranger Marty Paich, rose to fame after having co-written much of Scaggs's Silk Degrees album. Having played on many sessions with drummer Jeff Porcaro, whom he met while attending Grant High School, where they formed the band Rural Still Life, Paich began to discuss with Porcaro the possibility of them forming their own band.
They brought in bassist and fellow session vet David Hungate, having played with him in the backing band for Scaggs. In addition, the duo asked fellow Grant High School students, guitarist Steve Lukather and Jeff Porcaro's brother Steve Porcaro to join the team. Lukather and Steve Porcaro were in the same year at Grant and continued the band Rural Still Life after Paich and Jeff graduated. With the addition of former S. S. Fools singer Bobby Kimball, the group began to work on their first album in 1977 after signing with Columbia Records. Once the band came together, David Paich began composing what would become the eponymous debut album, Toto. According to popular myth, at the first recording sessions, in order to distinguish their own demo tapes from other bands' in the studio, Jeff Porcaro wrote the word "Toto" on them. In the early 1980s, band members told the press that the band was named after Toto the dog from The Wizard of Oz. After the completion of the first album, the band and record were still unnamed.
David Hungate, after viewing the name on the demo tapes, explained to the group that the words "In Toto" in Latin translated to "all-encompassing." Because the band members played on so many records and so many musical genres, they adopted the name "Toto" as their own. After its release, Toto climbed the charts earning popularity with the hit single "Hold the Line", as well as the charting "I'll Supply the Love" and "Georgy Porgy", featuring Cheryl Lynn; the band was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Shortly thereafter, in early 1979, Toto embarked on their first American tour in support of the debut album. For the tour, Toto brought along two additional musicians, Tom Kelly and Lenny Castro, to increase the depth of the sound, continued to bring additional touring musicians for all subsequent tours.. At the close of the first tour, the band began work on their next album, titled Hydra, released that year and featured the single "99", inspired by George Lucas' cult film THX 1138.
Nearly 30 years Steve Lukather confessed that, despite the song's popularity, he hated "99" and that it's one of his least favorite Toto songs, why it was performed after Hydra's tour. The band released four promotional music videos for the album, including the title track; the other two were "St George and The Dragon" and "All Us Boys". They were directed by Bruce Gowers and produced by Paul Flattery for Jon Roseman Productions International. Although the album Hydra failed to achieve the commercial success of Toto's first release, it still went gold. Following the album's release, the band set out on the "Hydra Tour", which featured both American and international dates; the tour lasted from February until June 1980. In early 1981, Toto released their third album; the album was a venture into arena rock and featured heavier guitar and fewer keyboards than on the previous two records. On December 15, 1981, Bobby Kimball was arrested for selling cocaine to an undercover police officer. 1982 marked the beginning of Toto's most successful era.
After the disappointing sales of Turn Back, the band was under a great deal of pres