Audio Producer

Tyler Eggers per 9

I want to be an Audio Producer because I love music, I always wanted a career on music or art.


Music producers are the ones that orchestrate the music we hear every day. They are musicians and artists in their own right, working hand-in-hand with recording artists to create the best possible recorded representation of their music. The producer's responsibilities are complex and job itself stressful, but rewarding.

As a music producer is responsible for providing instruments, scheduling studio time and handling funding, costs and negotiations.A major aspect of your job as a music producer is creating quality sounds that match both the musicians' and producers' plans. you'll assist audio engineers with the mixing and recording process, if at a small record label you may perform the music producer's and audio engineer's tasks.

Education Needed

A love for and interest in music are key requirements for a music producer, although many schools offer programs that may help you focus and improve your artistic and business skills. Bachelor's programs in fine arts, music production and sound engineering are beneficial to aspiring music producers. These programs typically offer courses in musical history, business, ear training, copyright law, marketing and songwriting. You might also consider earning a master's degree in music business, music technology or music production.

Out Look and Growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), music-related jobs were expected to grow at the average pace of eight percent between 2008 and 2018. Growth in the industry is expected from music producers who work in nightclubs, concert tours and other venues.

Growth in the industry is expected from music producers who work in nightclubs, concert tours and other venues. Additionally, the advent of Internet-delivered musical content may also contribute to an increase in employment. About 33% of music-related jobs were with religious, civic and professional groups, while another 12% were with performing arts companies.

Skills Needed

Music Producers must have :

Work Ethic- Be prepared to work long hours.

Musical Experience- Background in music theory and harmony as well as experience in playing or arranging music.

Have knowledge of recording techniques.

Collaborative Ability- Dealing with creative egos and artistic temperaments require patience and ingenuity.


Producers make anywhere from $20,000 to over $1 million a year. However, on average you can expect to make about $40,000.