The Record Production Portal

Noted audio engineer Roger Nichols at a vintage Neve recording console
Noted audio engineer Roger Nichols at a vintage Neve recording console

This portal is focused on music production within the era of written records through sound recordings, digital downloads, and beyond. Its scope includes articles that document the considerations and mechanisms used by, and consistent with, the purview of the production element. As an art form, music predates transcription and simultaneously transcends descriptive limitations. As an industry, music has demonstrated consistent viability over time. The record producer conjoins these potential, and serves as a broker to bridge the demand (spawned by their aspirations) with supply and satisfaction. The results are measurable and attributable, derived from effort and skillful application of craft, to a manifestation of the art in its melodic form. (Read more)

The music industry consists of the individuals and organizations that earn money by writing songs and musical compositions, creating and selling recorded music and sheet music, presenting concerts, as well as the organizations that aid, train, represent and supply music creators. Among the many individuals and organizations that operate in the industry are: the songwriters and composers who write songs and musical compositions; the singers, musicians, conductors, and bandleaders who perform the music; the record labels, music publishers, recording studios, music producers, audio engineers, retail and digital music stores, and performance rights organizations who create and sell recorded music and sheet music; and the booking agents, promoters, music venues, road crew, and audio engineers who help organize and sell concerts. (Read more)

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Born this day

Birthdays in Music: May 7

  • Lars Sjösten (Record production, 1941 –October 19, 2011), Swedish arranger, composer, and pianist, would have turned 83 this year.
  • Teresa Brewer (Record production, 1931 –October 17, 2007), American traditional pop vocalist, would have turned 93 this year.
  • Herbie Steward (Record production, 1926 –August 09, 2003), American clarinetist and saxophonist, would have turned 98 this year.
  • Paul Quinichette (Record production, 1916 –March 25, 1983), American saxophonist, would have turned 108 this year.
  • Edward Inge (Record production, 1906 –October 08, 1988), American arranger and reedist, would have turned 118 this year.
  • Floyd O'Brien (Record production, 1904 –November 26, 1968), American trombonist, would have turned 120 this year.
  • Leon Abbey (Record production, 1900 –September 15, 1975), American bandleader and violinist, would have turned 124 this year.
  • Pete Jacobs (musician) (1899 –1952), American swing drummer, would have turned 125.
  • Yank Porter (Record production, 1895 –March 22, 1944), American drummer, would have turned 129 this year.
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