What does a Music & Production do?

Music producers are responsible for a broad range of tasks related to overseeing a musical project or music-related programming. They handle administrative matters such as budgeting, authorizing invoices, coordinating vendors and contractors, and negotiating and approving contracts. They also have an active role in the development and creation of the material itself, such as by refining the concept, assisting with writing or editing, and executing or supervising recording and production activities. They are often responsible for hiring and managing talent and staff members.

Music producers typically have a bachelor’s degree and a background in music or creative production. They should have in-depth experience involving the coordination of music programs or media projects. A track record of hands-on involvement with editing and recording equipment, programs, and tools is an advantage.

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Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Music & Production make?

$41,003 /yr
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Read what Music & Production professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Lead Sound Designer
Nov 19, 2021

“Working remotely and having a good work and life balance is amazing!”

Spirt Airlines
Nuke Compositor
Mar 18, 2022

“Great people and it was great to work with them”

Nuke Compositor
May 6, 2022

“Everyone I worked with was very nice and supportive.”

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Music Producer
Jan 23, 2021

“Great pay great starting job”

Nuke Compositor
May 16, 2021

“Pay and projects are not the best”

Music Producer/Sound Designer/Sound Engineer
Feb 18, 2022

“which is fine but not great for morale or for the product.”

Grace Tabernacle
Music Producer/Live Sound Engineer/Sound Design
Aug 7, 2021

“Everyone is absolutely kind and sweet to you.”

MRM Studios
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Apr 7, 2021

“best people knowledgable and fun.”

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