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: January 22

  • Michael Hutchence (Record production, 1960 –November 22, 1997), Australian vocalist of INXS fame, would have turned 64 this year.
  • Tony Campise (Record production, 1943–March 07, 2010), American alto saxophonist and flautist, would have turned 81 this year.
  • Pete Minger (Record production, 1943 –April 13, 2000), American flugelhornist, would have turned 81 this year.
  • Addie "Micki" Harris (Record production, 1940 –June 10, 1982), American vocalist with The Shirelles, would have turned 84 this year.
  • Jean-Louis Viale (Record production, 1933 –May 10, 1984), French drummer, would have turned 91 this year.
  • Teddy Smith (Record production, 1932 –August 24, 1979), American bass player, would have turned 92 this year.
  • Sam Cooke (Record production, 1931 –December 11, 1964), American soul music icon, would have turned 93 this year.
  • J.J. Johnson (Record production, 1924 –February 04, 2001), American trombonist, would have turned 100 this year.
  • André Hodeir (Record production, 1921 –November 01, 2011), French music critic, would have turned 103 this year.
  • Pud Brown (Record production, 1917 –May 27, 1996), (born Albert Francis Brown) American clarinetist, would have turned 107 this year.
  • Henri Dutilleux (Record production, 1916 –May 22, 2013), French composer, would have turned 108 this year.
  • Ed Lewis (musician) (Record production, 1909 –September 18, 1985), American trumpeter, would have turned 115 this year.
  • Mouse Randolph (Record production, 1909 –December 12, 1997), American trumpeter, would have turned 115 this year.
  • Melle Weersma (Record production, 1908 –September 14, 1988), Dutch arranger and bandleader, would have turned 116 this year.
  • Teddy McRae (Record production, 1908 –March 04, 1999), American tenor saxophonist, would have turned 116 this year.
  • Juan Tizol (Record production, 1900 –April 23, 1984), Puerto Rican trombonist, would have turned 124 this year.
  • Rosa Ponselle (Record production, 1897 –May 25, 1981), American soprano, would have turned 127 this year.
  • Eva Taylor (Record production, 1895 –October 31, 1977), American blues singer and actress, would have turned 129 this year.
  • François Antoine Habeneck (Record production, 1781 –February 08, 1849), French violinist, would have turned 243 this year.
  • Malcolm McLaren (Record production, 1947–April 8, 2010 ), Brit musician and manager for Sex Pistols, would have turned 77 this year.
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