Beat production is exactly like it sounds: the production of a beat. But, since this is an online, informative article, we have a bit more to say on this topic.
For the very best in beat production, for the very best in session drummers, in Nashville, the name Kip Allen will continually be mentioned. Call Kip the next time “best” is what you seek, whether that be a session drummer, beat producer, a songwriter, a music producer, or a touring musician. Kip delivers with the very best of them.
What is the purpose of beat production?
Beat making, or beat production, is a form of music production that almost entirely uses digital tools to create a final piece of music. Instead of relying on live instrumentalists and vocalists, beat-makers will use samples, hardware and software to create their music. Beat-makers typically are known for working within genres like hip-hop, trap, electronic, lo-fi and even R&B. However, beat-making uses so many different facets of music production, that many beat-makers draw on production techniques in pretty much every genre, from country to pop to blue and jazz.
To put it bluntly, if you want to be a music producer, chances are you’ll start off producing beats. It’s the perfect way to learn everything you need to know about music production, and beat production. This is not to say there are not other ways to learn about music production; however, beat production is, most likely, the predominate way to break into music production in the 2020s.
What do music producers get paid for beat production?
This is somewhat of a tricky question. There is no governing body which determines the cost of beat production in the U.S. It is a bit like the Wild West in that regard. You can go to a local music venue, ask around, and probably find a beat producer who will lay down a beat for your song for next to nothing in cost. You can also try to find an experienced, well-known beat-maker, who will probably charge you $5000 or more to lay down a beat track.
Or, you could learn to do it yourself!
The question then becomes this: what are you willing to pay for beat production, because no matter what you are willing to pay, you can find a music producer who will do it for that amount.
How do you find a good beat-maker?
Now, consider the last statement made in that last paragraph. “No matter what you are willing to pay, you can find a music producer who will do it for that amount.” That is a true statement, especially in a city like Nashville. You could spend a weekend and literally find hundreds of beat-makers in Nashville, and probably dozens who will lay down a beat for what you can afford to pay.
However, if you want the very best, the numbers dwindle down to a handful.
Ask around your local music scene. It will not take long to separate the good from the good-wannabe.
A final word about Kip Allen
Since 2008, Kip Allen, Drum Workshop Artist, has worked the honkey-tonks, worked the Nashville scene, and worked at his craft, leading to today, when the name “Kip Allen” is trusted by the very best in the Nashville music world. Call Kip when your music deserves the best Nashville has to offer.