Basically, no one cares about a new artist. They are like every single person who walks into your life. They fill themselves with energy and promises. But when the going gets tough, most of them tend to walk away. What about respecting producers?
That’s the artists we know. They start talking about dreams and selling records and events. They give you the best lyrics and super intense vocal ranges to make music instruments feel out of shape. But when the pressure is felt, whooo, they look for different avenues with one of my favourite excuse, “I need to work on myself as an artist”.
But of all the lies, one group of people are always caught in this, PRODUCERS.
A record producer is the brain and heart of the embodiment of an artist. Without him or her, an artist is just a talented person. Most artist always put their trust in the artist in hopes of him or her having the big break they need. But respecting producers seem to be a
I have seen producers play the full record label role. I have seen producers feed, clothe and accommodate an artist all in hopes of him or her blowing up but they don’t get paid.
In case you don’t know this, being a producer is one of the biggest investments in the music industry. Setting up a studio is never an easy task. From rent, equipment, utility bills all the way to maintenance, a studio budget can be a lifetime of blood, sweat and tears. If you think I’m lying, ask any producer the price of a good studio mic or a quality noise cancelling headset.
Most artists that get signed by producers don’t pay for these producers. But when they get that big break, they tend to ignore the people who raised them. This is what heartbreak feels like. So respecting producers go far in music success.
Even if you will leave your producer, don’t forget to appreciate his efforts in shaping your talents. Appreciate them. I believe in karma so much. I have seen artist fall from grace because a producer gave in a bad recommendation.
The best duo will always be the producer and the artist. Never mess up that chemistry. Learn to love, cherish, respect and appreciate the hard work they put and the belief they have in you.
Long Live Ghana Music.