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
Under the Influence (Diesel album)
"Under the Influence" is a studio album by Australian musician, Diesel. The release came about following a string of live dates, in which Diesel performed tracks that had influenced his own material; the album follows the extended play.7 Axes, released in February 2011 and peaked at number 71. Both EP and album were recorded in ten days in June 2010. Pete Rivas from The Music gave the album 8 out of 10 saying "With this album, Diesel celebrates 25 years on the scene and he honors some of the key influences in his music, hence the title. Featuring 15 tracks in total, the album includes covers, although these are well fused with 3 fantastic original Diesel instrumentals. Stand out cover tracks include The Sonics' “Have Love, Will Travel” which includes a cameo from Jimmy Barnes and my personal favorite, Neil Young's “Cinnamon Girl”. Other pleasers are “Caladonia” and “Reconsider Baby”. " "Spanish Castle Magic" - 3:08 "Cross Cut Saw" - 3:10 "I'm a Ram" - 3:43 "Have Love, Will Travel" - 2:35 "Thang 5" - 2:54 "Can't Get Next To You" - 4:04 "Cinnamon Girl" - 3:13 "Thang 4" - 3:05 "Wind Cries Mary" - 3:58 "Going Down" - 3:34 "Reconsider Baby" - 3:18 "It's All in the Game" - 4:02 "Caladonia" - 3:38 "Rumble" - 2:23 "Thang 6" - 2:59 Bass – Richie Vez Drums – Lee Moloney Guitar/Vocals – Mark Lizotte
The ARIA Charts are the main Australian music sales charts, issued weekly by the Australian Recording Industry Association. The charts are a record of the highest selling albums in various genres in Australia. ARIA became the official Australian music chart in June 1988, succeeding the Kent Music Report, Australia's national charts since 1974; the Go-Set charts were Australia's first national singles and albums charts published from 5 October 1966 until 24 August 1974. Succeeding Go-Set, the Kent Music Report began issuing the national top 100 charts in Australia from May 1974; the compiler, David Kent published Australia's national charts from 1940–1974 in a retrospective fashion using state based data. In mid 1983, the Australian Recording Industry Association commenced licensing the Kent Music Report chart; the first printed national top 50 chart available in record stores, branded the Countdown chart, was dated the week ending 10 July 1983. ARIA began compiling its own charts in-house from the chart survey dated 13 June 1988, corresponding with the printed top 50 chart dated week ending 26 June 1988.
Various artists compilation albums were included in the albums chart, as they had been on the Kent Report chart, until 2 July 1989, when a separate Compilations chart was created. The ARIA Report, detailing the top 100 singles and albums charts, was first available via subscription in January 1990; the printed top 50 chart ceased publication in June 1998, but resumed publication in the year. The printed top 50 chart again ceased publication at the end of 2000; the ARIA charts are based on data collected from digital retailers in Australia. Data of physical sales come from retailers such as Sanity and JB Hi-Fi, while data of digital sales come from online retailers such as iTunes. Since 17 February 1997, all physical sales data contributing towards the chart has been recorded electronically at point of sale. In March 1991, "Do the Bartman" by The Simpsons was the first single to reach #1 in Australia, not available on 7 inch vinyl, but cassingle only. Starting from 8 October 2006, due to low physical single sales at the time, the ARIA singles chart included online data as well as physical sales.
In 2006, it was announced that the Brazin retailing group, comprising major retailers HMV, Sanity and Virgin music/DVD stores would no longer contribute sales data to the ARIA charts. However, after a five-month absence, Brazin re-commenced contributing sales figures to the ARIA Charts on 26 November 2006; the ARIA website publishes the top 50 singles and albums charts, top 40 digital tracks chart, top 20 dance singles chart. The ARIA Report is available via paid e-mail subscription each week; these reports are uploaded to the Pandora Archive periodically. On 5 February 2006, the ARIA Chart Show was a radio program launched on the Nova network and broadcast throughout Australia, playing the official ARIA top 50 singles; the live music program was hosted by Jabba each Sunday afternoon at 3:00pm. From 1 June 2013 to 3 September 2016, the Take 40 Australia radio program broadcast the official ARIA top 40 singles on Saturday afternoons from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, on each state's Hit Network-owned radio station.
The show was aired before the top 50 chart, dated for the following Monday, is published on the ARIA website at 6:00 pm. The charts were published online at 6:00 pm each Sunday. ARIA Top 100 Singles Chart ARIA Top 100 Albums Chart ARIA Top 100 Physical Albums Chart ARIA Top 50 Digital Tracks Chart ARIA Top 50 Digital Albums Chart ARIA Top 50 Streaming Tracks Chart ARIA Top 50 Club Tracks Chart ARIA Top 50 Catalogue Albums Chart ARIA Top 40 Urban Singles Chart ARIA Top 40 Urban Albums Chart ARIA Top 40 Country Albums Chart ARIA Top 40 Music DVDs Chart ARIA Top 25 Dance Singles Chart ARIA Top 25 Dance Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Australian Artist Singles Chart ARIA Top 20 Australian Artist Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Compilation Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Jazz & Blues Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Classical/Crossover Albums Chart ARIA Top 10 Core Classical Albums Chart ARIA Top 20 Hitseekers Singles Chart ARIA Top 20 Hitseekers Albums Chart Yearly Top 100 End of Year charts profiling the year in music End of Decade Top 100 charts profiling the decade in music Pre-2000: 2000 to present: 2006 to present: Pre-2000: 2000 to present: 2016 to present: Music of Australia List of Australian chart achievements and milestones Official website Top 50 chart archives from June 1988 at australian-charts.com Top 100 chart archives from January 2001 at Pandora Archive
Solid State Rhyme
Solid State Rhyme is the third studio album by Australian singer-songwriter Diesel, released in November 1994. It peaked at number 10 on the ARIA Charts; the album was certified gold in Australia."All Come Together", "15 Feet of Snow" and "Get it On" were released as singles. Chill Pill - 2:14 Get it On - 3:03 Love Again - 3:13 All Come Together - 4:48 You - 3:00 Sacred Cow - 4:10 Make It Right - 4:43 Still Thinking About Your Love - 3:08 15 Feet of Snow - 5:17 Come If You Dare - 3:40 Bad Seed - 4:35 Blur - 4:31 Time - 4:54All tracks written by Diesel except where stated
Americana (Diesel album)
Americana is a studio album by ARIA Award-winning Australian musician, Diesel. The album was released on 1 July 2016. Upon announcement of the album, Liberation Records said the album is a contemporary piece that "incorporates elements of American roots music styles". On July 1, Diesel announced the 10-date Americana tour to commence in September 2016. In September 2015, Diesel announced his Pieces of Americana tour. Diesel was born in America and raised in Australia and wanted to pay tribute to the artists that influenced his own musical journey by covering classic songs. "It's such a broad term,'Americana' – it means different things to different people," he said. The tour commenced in February 2016 and went until March 2016. Additional dates were subsequently added and it continued until June 2016. On 17 December 2015, he announced "Americana recording sessions have now commenced" and on 26 April 2016, the album Americana was announced along with two promotional songs available for download, "Here Comes My Girl" and "Queen Jane Approximately".
Daniel Patrin from Renowned for Sound said. It’s by utilising his musical career experience how Diesel can prove with little persuasion, his success in delivering a brilliant tribute record – climactically fusing his Australian musical spirit with his shining American pride." Mark Bereford from The Music said "Given the musical style of Diesel and the universal adoration for many of the original songs filling Americana, it's a surprise to see it fall.". He did complement the track "Rag Mama Rag". Michael Dywer of Rolling Stone Australia saw how the concept of "Americana" must mean something else to an American born, Australian raised musician and praised the recasting principle of song genres. "Intro... Hank's Dream" – 1:37 "Ring of Fire" – 3:11 "Rave On" – 2:30 "Circle Game" – 4:01 "Rag Mama Rag" – 2:48 "Queen Jane Approximately" – 4:11 "Fire and Rain" – 4:18 "Born to Run" – 4:31 "Here Comes My Girl" – 4:14 "Angel from Montgomery" – 4:00 "Don't Let It Bring You Down" – 3:12 "Scarlet Ribbons" – 2:49 "Born on the Bayou" – 4:02
Project Blues: Saturday Suffering Fools
Project Blues: Saturday Suffering Fools is a studio album by Diesel released on 20 July 2009. The album reached a peak of #50 on the ARIA Charts in August 2009. Diesel toured the album nationally throughout October and November 2009 with the "Hits and Blues Tour". Diesel said, "The album is like an encyclopaedia of. Having done the harmonica and guitar thing, I thought about the whole thing with horns." Diesel worked with Bernie Bremond, his father Hank and brothers Mike & Brian Lizotte on horns, with drummer Lee Moloney and bassist Richie Vez. The album contains five original tracks. "First Time I Met The Blues" "Walkin' The Blues" "My Baby Likes To Boogaloo" "Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong" "Stoopid Fool" "I Wish You Would" "Whiskey And Weed" "Tear Out The Man" "It Hurts Me Too" "Them Changes" "Sweet Emotion" "Blues For Paddy"
Hear (Diesel album)
Hear is a 2002 studio album released by American-born, Australian-based hard rocker, Diesel. It was nominated for Best Independent Release at the ARIA Music Awards of 2003, but lost to Up All Night by the Waifs. All tracks written by Diesel except. "Angel Face" – 3:09 "Faith and Gasoline" – 3:40 "Getta Kick" – 3:55 "She's High" – 3:27 "Brighter than the Sun" – 4:18 "Battleworn" – 4:15 "Don't Send Another" – 2:26 "I'm Here" – 4:45 "On Your Sand" – 3:50 "Lotion" – 4:17 "The Embers" – 3:27 "I Wanna Fly" – 3:54 Diesel – vocals, guitar and bass Lee Moloney – drums, percussion Richie Vez – bass guitar Rob Woolf – keyboards, backing vocals Additional musiciansGuy Davies – keyboards and programming, backing vocals Gary Pinto – backing vocals GraphicsDesign, layout – artofthestate.com.au Photography – Tracy StevensonRecording detailsProducer – Diesel and Craig Porteils, Diesel and Guy Davies.