Record producer

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A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.wikipedia
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Phil Ek

Noted producer Phil Ek described his role as "the person who creatively guides or directs the process of making a record", like a director would a movie.
Phil Ek is an American record producer, engineer and mixer.

Ben Selvin

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That was the case of Ben Selvin at Columbia Records, Nathaniel Shilkret at Victor Records and Bob Haring at Brunswick Records.
Benjamin Bernard Selvin (March 5, 1898 – July 15, 1980) was an American musician, bandleader, and record producer.

Audio mixing (recorded music)

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The producer typically supervises the entire process from preproduction, through to the sound recording and mixing stages, and, in some cases, all the way to the audio mastering stage.
The process is generally carried out by a mixing engineer, though sometimes the record producer or recording artist may assist.

Artists and repertoire

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The immediate predecessors to record producers were the artists and repertoire executives of the late 1920s and 1930s who oversaw the "pop" product and often led session orchestras.
For this reason, A&R people are often young and many are musicians, music journalists or record producers.

Music of Bollywood

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Indeed, in Bollywood music, the designation is actually music director. The music producer's job is to create, shape, and mold a piece of music.
In this sense, a Bollywood music director also plays the role of a composer and music producer.

Multitrack recording

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The development of multitrack recording caused a major change in the recording process.
Multitrack recording was much more than a technical innovation; it also enabled record producers and artists to create new sounds that would be impossible to create outside of the studio, such as a lead singer adding many harmony vocals with their own voice to their own lead vocal part, an electric guitar player playing many harmony parts along with their own guitar solo, or even recording the drums and replaying the track backwards for an unusual effect.

Phil Spector

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Producers like Phil Spector and George Martin were soon creating recordings that were, in practical terms, almost impossible to realize in live performance.
Phillip Harvey Spector (born Harvey Phillip Spector, December 26, 1939) is an American record producer, musician, and songwriter who developed the Wall of Sound, a music production formula he described as a Wagnerian approach to rock and roll.

George Martin

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Producers like Phil Spector and George Martin were soon creating recordings that were, in practical terms, almost impossible to realize in live performance.
Sir George Henry Martin, (3 January 1926 – 8 March 2016) was an English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer, and musician.

Music executive

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In the 2010s, the producer role is sometimes divided among up to three different individuals: executive producer, vocal producer and music producer.
Their role varies greatly but in essence, they can oversee one, or many, aspects of a record label, including A&R, contracts, management, publishing, production, manufacture, marketing/promotion, distribution, copyright, and touring.

Teo Macero

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Other examples includes Joe Meek, Teo Macero, Brian Wilson, and Biddu.
was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and record producer.

Biddu

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Other examples includes Joe Meek, Teo Macero, Brian Wilson, and Biddu.
Biddu Appaiah (born 1944) is an Indian-born, England-based singer-songwriter, composer, and music producer – who composed and produced many worldwide hit records during a career spanning five decades.

Brian Wilson

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Other examples includes Joe Meek, Teo Macero, Brian Wilson, and Biddu.
He is considered a major innovator in the field of music production, the principal originator of the California Sound, one of the first music producer auteurs, and the first rock producer to use the studio as its own instrument.

Judith Sherman

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In the classical music field, Judith Sherman has won Grammy for Producer of the Year, Classical, five times and has been nominated twelve times.
Judith Dorothy Sherman (born November 12, 1942) is an American audio engineer, and record producer.

Music

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A record producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.
Women are also underrepresented in orchestral conducting, music criticism/music journalism, music producing, and sound engineering.

Sylvia Moy

Sylvia Rose Moy (September 15, 1938 – April 15, 2017) was an American songwriter and record producer, formerly associated with the Motown Records group.

Gail Davies

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She was one of country music's most influential artists, becoming the genre's first female record producer.

Missy Elliott

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Major artists who are "record producers" (on their own albums) include Taylor Swift, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Toni Braxton, Lady Gaga, P!nk, Adele, Lauren Hill, Bjork, FKA Twigs and Missy Elliott.
She recruited her neighborhood friend Timothy Mosley (Timbaland) as the group's producer and began making demo tracks, among them included the 1991 promo "First Move".

Paul Epworth

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25 July 1974) is an English record producer, musician, and songwriter.

George Clinton (musician)

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George Edward Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer.

Jimmy Miller

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James 'Jimmy' Miller (March 23, 1942 — October 22, 1994) was an American record producer and musician.

MIDI

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However, there is also the main mixer, outboard effects gear, MIDI controllers, and the recording device itself.
MIDI's appeal was originally limited to professional musicians and record producers who wanted to use electronic instruments in the production of popular music.

Jimmy Iovine

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James Iovine (, ; born March 11, 1953) is an American record producer best known as the co-founder of Interscope Records.

Tom Dowd

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Thomas John Dowd (October 20, 1925 – October 27, 2002) was an American recording engineer and producer for Atlantic Records.

Wilma Cozart Fine

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Wilma Cozart Fine produced hundreds of recordings for Mercury Records.
Wilma Cozart Fine (March 29, 1927, Aberdeen, Mississippi – September 21, 2009, Harrison, New York) was an American record producer who, with her husband, '''C.

John Leckie

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John William Leckie (born 23 October 1949) is an English record producer and recording engineer.