Just because you make a Beat, doesn’t mean you’re a Producer!

I’m addressing an issue.

Some people may find this truth to be disturbing, because for so long, beat makers are seriously convinced that because they make a beat, they are producers.

For those who don’t know, This is not true!

If you make a beat, meaning, you loop the same patterns for about 3 to 4 minutes in both verses and hooks, you are a beat maker and that’s it. Nothing more, nothing less.

I don’t say this to be mean or to downplay what a beat maker does, but I recommend that you research the title, “PRODUCER” for yourself and you can ask any big time successful producer in the industry. And I’m talking about thorough research, not just Wikipedia or the dictionary.

This is a serious misunderstanding among the masses and those who are trying to make it with their music.

A producer makes and puts together a SONG, meaning, getting the right engineer with the right songwriter or songwriters with the right programmer with the right artist or artists to create a stellar hit and/or a marketable song.

It doesn’t just stop there. We haven’t even included the live instrumentation. The song is still missing some key pieces, so the producer calls in a cold bass player to put down the bass, he calls in the right guitar player to lay down the guitar riffs. He calls up a drummer to give the drums in the song the movement it was missing. The right background vocalists need to mesh better behind the artist or rapper on the track. So, the producer gets the right background vocalists.

This is a Producer! Yes, this is a Producer! Did you know that a Producer doesn’t even have to know how to make a beat or a music track. He or she does not have to know how. What makes you a producer is your ability to create a song, putting the right pieces together to make that stellar song and that is a Producer.

Yea, that’s extensive isn’t it, when you compare a Producer to a Beat maker or even a programmer. There’s a huge difference. And I’m not just making this stuff up. Its the real deal.

I know somebody may be mad right now, but their are a lot of beat makers reading this and getting a rude awakening. But, it needs to be said and needs to be clarified. I have been around many beat makers who don’t really know what it means to be a producer. Well, I wanted to learn about it and share this knowledge with those who may not know. And this is good for artists and rappers to know as well. Educating yourself when it comes to music is very important. Knowing the real terminology and the business is quite significant to your success.

Earlier this year, I went to the IMC, the International Music Conference, brushing shoulders with Big time cats and listening to what they were saying on the panels with upcoming producers/beatmakers and programmers. Chuck Harmony, Kendrick Dean and Drumma Boy broke it down best. Guys who have proven themselves at a high level in the music industry.

I wish so many cats claiming the producer title could of been at the IMC to hear this. It was valuable information for all to hear. So, if you didn’t know, now you know. No more playing like you don’t. It had to be said, it had to be done.

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