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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Birthdays in Music: August 1

  • Boz Burrell (Record production, 1946–September 21, 2006), English bassist with Bad Company, would have turned 77 this year.
  • André Gagnon (Record production, 1942–December 03, 2020), Canadian composer, entertainer, and pianist, would have turned 81 this year.
  • Jerry Garcia (Record production, 1942–August 9, 1996), American guitarist of Grateful Dead fame, would have turned 81 this year.
  • Lionel Bart (Record production, 1930–April 3, 1999), English composer, would have turned 93 this year.
  • Ronnie Kemper (Record production, 1909–February 16, 1997), American singer, would have turned 114 this year.
  • Francis Scott Key (Record production, 1779–January 11, 1843), American composer, lawyer and poet, would have turned 244 this year.
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