In this article, we will take a look at music production companies, a general description of what they are and what they do. Information is provided by Kip Allen, Drum Workshop Artist, and respected Nashville songwriter, music producer, and session drummer. Call Kip Allen when you are looking for the best.
What are music production companies?
Music production companies are primarily focused on the recording of music, the production of music (mixing and mastering), and the marketing of the music. They range in size from small, independent companies which deal largely with local, unknown indie artists, to large, multi-national companies, which deal with some of the biggest names in the music industry (think RCA Records or the Universal Music Group).
What specific tasks do music production companies perform?
In a nutshell, they handle every aspect of music production. There are many music producers who only handle the mixing and mastering of music. There are many small companies which only deal with the marketing of music already produced. There are agents and independent musicians, all dabbling In one aspect of music production, but only an established music production company will handle it all, from the opening chords of the first song, to the production of that song and the marketing of that song to the major outlets.
How to find quality, and qualified, music production companies?
What we have told you so far, in this article, is pretty straightforward, and self-explanatory. It is information anyone can find by doing a simple Google search. What follows, however, is not straightforward, and is not simple at all. Finding a qualified music production company, for your genre of music, and for your professional level, is considerably harder.
Of course, a company the size of RCA Records, will be able to handle any type of genre, and they will do a world-class job of producing your music and marketing your music. However, a company with the stature of an RCA Records will only take on a limited number of clients each year, and those clients are the cream of the crop.
What about the unknown artists, looking to latch on to a quality, and qualified, music production company? How do they find one? How do they impress one?
Finding music production companies is not a problem. Any major city will have several music production companies available. The trick is in finding one which will do a great job for your music, one you can afford, and one you can impress. In a very real sense, it is like catching lightning in a bottle. You have to pay your dues. You have to become a visible and active member of your local music scene.
I am reminded of a song called “At This Moment,” recorded in 1981 by a little-known house band called Billy Vera and the Beaters. The song was met with limited success, and Vera eventually fell back into obscurity, playing the local scene in Los Angeles, until he was heard one night by a music producer in 1987. The song impressed the producer, it was re-recorded by that music production company, and it became an “overnight” success when it appeared on the tv show Family Ties.
You have to pay your dues, and put in the time!
A final word about Kip Allen, Drum Workshop Artist
Talking about paying your dues, Kip Allen has been paying his Nashville dues since he arrived on that scene in 2008. Today he is a trusted songwriter, music producer, and session drummer, with the credentials and reputation to prove it. Call Kip at 817-995-8093 when only the best will do for you.