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
The Postal Service
The Postal Service was an American indie rock band from Seattle, consisting of singer Ben Gibbard, producer Jimmy Tamborello, Jenny Lewis on background vocals. The band released their debut album, Give Up, in 2003 on Sub Pop Records, to positive reviews; the album reached number 114 on the US Billboard 200 album chart, received platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. The Postal Service remained inactive from 2005 until 2013, when they reunited for a tour and released a re-issue of Give Up to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Laura Burhenn joined the lineup throughout the tour to provide additional vocals and instruments, with Jen Wood filling in for a few shows. On August 3, 2013, Gibbard announced that the band would disband permanently after the last show of their reunion tour; the group formed after Ben Gibbard contributed vocals for a song by Jimmy Tamborello called " The Dream of Evan and Chan", from the Dntel album Life Is Full of Possibilities. The song sparked an EP of remixes by other artists, such as Lali Puna, The Flaming Lips, Safety Scissors, Barbara Morgenstern and Superpitcher, was so well-received that the two artists decided to further collaborate.
The third member of the band, Jenny Lewis, recorded vocals for several tracks before becoming a full-fledged member of the band, sharing vocals and instrumentation in their live shows. The band's name was chosen due to the way. Due to conflicting schedules, Tamborello wrote and performed instrumental tracks and sent the DATs to Gibbard through the United States Postal Service, who edited the song as he saw fit and sent them back to Tamborello; the band's debut album, Give Up, was released on February 2003, on Sub Pop Records. Several songs on the album feature guest vocals from Lewis, as well as vocals from indie rock musician Jen Wood. Tamborello and Gibbard's Death Cab for Cutie bandmate Chris Walla produced the album, with Walla playing the guitar and piano on several tracks. Although both Gibbard and Tamborello's main projects were still active at the time, The Postal Service supported the album with a successful concert tour, stated its intention to tour again in the future. Give Up received gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America in March 2005, receiving platinum certification in October 2012.
The album was Sub Pop's most successful release after Bleach. The album produced three singles, the most well-known single being "Such Great Heights", released as Give Up's lead single; the song featured in advertisements for UPS, Kaiser Permanente, M&M's, as well as being the first theme song for ABC's Grey's Anatomy in 2005. A cover of the song by Iron and Wine was featured on the soundtrack for the 2004 film Garden State, it was later covered by Amanda Palmer, Ben Folds, The Scene Aesthetic, Brack Cantrell, Streetlight Manifesto, Gareth Pearson, Joy Kills Sorrow and Postmodern Jukebox. Confide would release a music video for their cover of "Such Great Heights"; the second single, "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight", was featured in the soundtrack of the 2004 film D. E. B. S. and covered by British singer-songwriter Frank Turner. The third and final single, "We Will Become Silhouettes", was covered by The Shins, the original version was featured in the trailer for the movie Funny People. On June 22, 2007, it was revealed that The Postal Service had begun work on a new album, though the specifics of the production and the release date were vague.
Gibbard stated, "We're starting. We're crawling right now, whether that crawl turns into a walk remains to be seen, but we'll know more towards the end of the year. I've just been touring so much and trying to find time to make it happen and make our schedules line up." Tamborello added, "We're talking about wanting to finish an album by sometime next year, because we have to work with Death Cab's schedule and stuff. I want to do another one."On February 29, 2008, Spinner released an article stating that The Postal Service may not release a new album. Ben Gibbard stated, "Jimmy and I are still throwing ideas back and forth, but as time goes on, we find ourselves busy with our own music.... We have some stuff. I'd love to finish it at some point and maybe do some performances. If it's meant to be, it's meant to be." In May 2008, Gibbard stated that he and Tamborello were unlikely to release another album "before the end of the decade."In a December 2008 interview with Rolling Stone, Gibbard laughed off suggestions that The Postal Service's long overdue follow-up to their 2003 hit Give Up would be an indie version of the Guns N' Roses album Chinese Democracy, which took 15 years to produce and release.
Gibbard said that both he and Tamborello do not see it as a priority in light of their main projects, Death Cab for Cutie and Dntel, respectively. He said, "The anticipation of the second record has been a far bigger deal for everybody except the two of us... I don't know about it being the indie-rock Chinese Democracy, but now that Chinese Democracy has come out, I guess it just becomes the second Postal Service record that will never come out. There never was a plan to do a second album. We work from time to time together but we have other things that take up all of our time."In November 2012, Ben Gibbard posted on his Twitter account that there are "no plans" to produce another Postal Service record, did not cite any specific reason for this statement, other than the fact that multiple fans questioned if there was going to be a second album. In January 2013, The Postal Service updated their website to r
Promise of Love
Promise of Love is an album by The American Analog Set. It was released on July 17, 2003 on Tiger Style Records
Benjamin Gibbard is an American singer and guitarist. He is best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist of the indie rock band Death Cab for Cutie, with which he has recorded nine studio albums, as one half of the electronica act the Postal Service. Gibbard released his debut solo album, Former Lives, in 2012, a collaborative studio album, One Fast Move or I'm Gone, with Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt's Jay Farrar. While performing guitar in the band Pinwheel, Gibbard recorded a demo cassette under the moniker Death Cab for Cutie, titled You Can Play These Songs with Chords. After receiving a positive response to the material, Gibbard expanded the project into a full band, with the addition of Chris Walla, Nick Harmer and Nathan Good; the following year, the band released its debut album, Something About Airplanes, on Barsuk Records, released its follow-up, We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes, in 2000. Gibbard was born in Bremerton, where he spent his formative years, during the time of the grunge music explosion in the early 1990s.
He graduated from Olympic High School in 1994. He cites Jack Kerouac as a major influence, he studied engineering at Western Washington University. He was raised Roman Catholic and referred to himself as "this indoctrinated Catholic though I haven't been to church of my own volition in 10 or 15 years now." In a 2003 interview Gibbard stated that while he had been a vegan, he had become a pescetarian. He had a small role in the John Krasinski film Brief Interviews with Hideous Men based on the David Foster Wallace short story collection of the same title, he completed a solo tour through the US in the spring of 2007 that featured David Bazan of Pedro the Lion and singer-songwriter Johnathan Rice. Gibbard became engaged to actress and musician Zooey Deschanel in 2008; the couple married in September 2009 near Washington. They announced their separation on November 1, 2011. Deschanel filed for divorce on December 2011, citing irreconcilable differences; the divorce became final on December 12, 2012.
Gibbard married photographer and tour manager Rachel Demy on October 21, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. He gave up alcohol in 2008 and began running marathons, he ran his first trail ultramarathon in 2013 and since has completed several each year. Gibbard is an agnostic, lapsed Catholic: "I don't want to falsely believe in something so I can jump to the front of the line for whatever this awesome place is we go after we die; the vastness of that idea is so beyond my comprehension that I feel like if there was a God that God would accept me saying I'm not able to believe because it's so outside of my ability to understand it. I understand that's where faith comes into play."Gibbard is an activist for gay rights and wrote an article in The Daily Beast voicing why this issue is important to him. He stated that when his lesbian sister got married, it was "the most beautiful thing" he had seen. In the article, he voiced his strong support for Referendum 74 and discussed raising money for the issue, he stated, "I would just feel so much pride for my state if we could pass it by a popular vote and show the rest of the country that this is the direction we are going in."In September 2014, it was reported that Gibbard would appear as a guest on the Foo Fighters' eighth studio album Sonic Highways.
As of May 2015, Gibbard tours with four modified 1970s Fender Mustang guitars. Additionally he uses. For use on acoustic songs he relies on two 2008 Gibson J-45 Acoustic Guitars with B-Band pickup systems. In the past, Gibbard used. Gibbard is the subject of the song "Ben's My Friend" by indie folk act Sun Kil Moon; the track appears on Benji. On Sun Kil Moon's follow-up album, Universal Themes, primary recording artist Mark Kozelek again refers to his friendship with Gibbard on its closing track, "This Is My First Day and I'm Indian and I Work at a Gas Station". Gibbard made a guest appearance on the band's third studio album, April. Gibbard is referenced in "The Cones of Dunshire," an episode from the sixth season of Parks and Recreation. In the episode, one character attempts to promote a forest cabin to hipsters by claiming that "Ben Gibbard and Neko Case made out here once." 1997: You Can Play These Songs with Chords 1998: Something About Airplanes 2000: We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes 2001: The Photo Album 2003: Transatlanticism 2005: Plans 2008: Narrow Stairs 2011: Codes and Keys 2015: Kintsugi 2018: Thank You for Today 2003 Home Volume V 2007 Solo Concert at the 9:30 Club, Washington, DC 2012 Former Lives 2017 Bandwagonesque 2003 Give Up 2002 Bridges Worth Burning 1999 ¡All-Time Quarterback!
1999 The Envelope Sessions 2002 ¡All-Time Quarterback! 2009 One Fast Move or I'm Gone 1996 PinwheelIn addition, alongside Steve Fisk and recorded the score for AJ Schnack's 2006 documentary, Kurt Cobain: About a Son. The film features his cover of Beat Happening's "Indian Summer". Jason McGerr Nick Harmer Chris Walla Official site
The Fun of Watching Fireworks
The Fun of Watching Fireworks was the debut album by The American Analog Set. It was released on August 20, 1996 on Emperor Jones records
Indie rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United States and United Kingdom in the 1970s. Used to describe independent record labels, the term became associated with the music they produced and was used interchangeably with alternative rock; as grunge and punk revival bands in the US and Britpop bands in the UK broke into the mainstream in the 1990s, it came to be used to identify those acts that retained an outsider and underground perspective. In the 2000s, as a result of changes in the music industry and the growing importance of the Internet, some indie rock acts began to enjoy commercial success, leading to questions about its meaningfulness as a term. Sometimes used interchangeably with "guitar pop rock", in the mid-1980s, the term "indie" began to be used to describe the music produced on punk and post-punk labels; some prominent indie rock record labels were founded during the 1980s. During the 1990s, grunge bands broke into the mainstream, the term "alternative" lost its original counter-cultural meaning.
The term "indie rock" became associated with the bands and genres that remained dedicated to their independent status. By the end of the 1990s, indie rock developed several subgenres and related styles, including lo-fi, noise pop, slowcore, post-rock, math rock. In the 2000s, changes in the music industry and in music technology enabled a new wave of indie rock bands to achieve mainstream success. In the early 2000s, a new group of bands that played a stripped-down, back-to-basics version of guitar rock emerged into the mainstream; the commercial breakthrough from these scenes was led by four bands: The Strokes, The White Stripes, The Hives and The Vines. Emo broke into mainstream culture in the early 2000s. By the end of the decade, the proliferation of indie bands was being referred to as "indie landfill"; the term indie rock, which comes from "independent," describes the small and low-budget labels on which it is released and the do-it-yourself attitude of the bands and artists involved. Although distribution deals are struck with major corporate companies, these labels and the bands they host have attempted to retain their autonomy, leaving them free to explore sounds and subjects of limited appeal to large, mainstream audiences.
The influences and styles of the artists have been diverse, including punk, post-punk and country. The terms "alternative rock" and "indie rock" were used interchangeably in the 1980s, but after many alternative bands followed Nirvana into the mainstream in the early 1990s, "indie rock" began to be used to describe those bands, working in a variety of styles, that did not pursue or achieve commercial success. Aesthetically speaking, indie rock is characterized as having a careful balance of pop accessibility with noise, experimentation with pop music formulae, sensitive lyrics masked by ironic posturing, a concern with "authenticity," and the depiction of a simple guy or girl. Allmusic identifies indie rock as including a number of "varying musical approaches compatible with mainstream tastes". Linked by an ethos more than a musical approach, the indie rock movement encompassed a wide range of styles, from hard-edged, grunge-influenced bands, through do-it-yourself experimental bands like Pavement, to punk-folk singers such as Ani DiFranco.
In fact, there is an everlasting list of subgenres of indie rock. Many countries have developed an extensive local indie scene, flourishing with bands with enough popularity to survive inside the respective country, but unknown elsewhere. However, there are still indie bands that start off locally, but attract an international audience. Indie rock is noted for having a high proportion of female artists compared with preceding rock genres, a tendency exemplified by the development of the feminist-informed Riot Grrrl music of acts like Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, 7 Year Bitch, Team Dresch and Huggy Bear. However, Cortney Harding pointed out that this sense of equality is not reflected in the number of women running indie labels; the BBC documentary Music for Misfits: The Story of Indie pinpoints the birth of indie as the 1977 self-publication of the Spiral Scratch EP by Manchester band Buzzcocks. Although Buzzcocks are classified as a punk band, it has been argued by the BBC and others that the publication of Spiral Scratch independently of a major label led to the coining of the name "indie".
"Indie pop" and "indie" were synonymous. In the mid-1980s, "indie" began to be used to describe the music produced on post-punk labels rather than the labels themselves; the indie rock scene in the US was prefigured by the college rock that dominated college radio playlists, which included key bands like R. E. M. from the US and The Smiths from the UK. These two bands rejected the dominant synthpop of the early 1980s, helped inspire guitar-based jangle pop. In the United States, the term was associated with the abrasive, distortion-heavy sounds of the Pixies, Hüsker Dü, Meat Puppets, Dinosaur Jr. and The Replacements. In the United Kingdom the C86 cassette, a 1986 NME compilation featuring Primal Scream, The Pastels, The Wedding Present and other bands, was a document of the UK indie scene at the start of 1986, it gave its name to the indie pop scene that followed, a major influence on the development of the British indie scene as a whole. Major precursors of indie pop included Postcard bands Josef K and Orange Juice, significant labels included Creation and Glass.
The Jesus and Mary Chain's sound combined the Velvet
The Golden Band
The Golden Band is a studio album by the indie rock band The American Analog Set. It was released on July 6, 1999 on Emperor Jones Records