Understanding the Music Production Process

The music production process usually starts with the composition of a song. So a musician gets inspiration for a song, and he proceeds to write it. There are some musicians who start with the melody (that is, by composing the melody) before proceeding to write the lyrics. There are others who start with the lyrics, before proceeding to compose a melody to go with the lyrics. There are some who will just take another melody that was composed by someone else before, and fit their lyrics in it. All in all, the first step is to compose the song.

Having composed the song, the next step is to compose the instrumental backup for it. The melody usually guides the instrumental backup. The idea is usually to make the instruments produce sounds that match with the song’s melody. There are studio artists who usually help other musicians with this aspect of music composition. But some accomplished musicians will insist on doing their own instrumentation. There is also the option of using computer-generated beats. These have made the music recording process easier. I mean, with a program like Fruity Loops, the music beats generation process has become has easy as the check mybalancenow process (which Target gift cardholders use to view their gift cards’ balances).

Once the instrumental backups have been composed, the next step is to actually record the music. So the musician, together with his team/band/choir proceeds to the music studio, to record the new song. Nowadays, thanks to ‘track’ recording technologies, it is possible to record different instruments/voices separately, and then put them together or combine them later.

Once the master copy of the song has been recorded, the next step is to produce copies of it for distribution to the targeted audience. This is also when the ‘promotion’ starts – the idea being to get the targeted audience to know (and love) the new song. The promotion may entail getting DJs to start playing the new song. It may also entail giving the song to radio stations and encouraging them to play it. If it is a good song, it soon becomes popular and that potentially translates into quite a fortune for the people who produced it…

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