Should Producers Handle The Music Business?

Music Business For ProducersThese days, a lot of music producers are only focused on one thing: Producing the music they love! And fair enough, why wouldn’t this be your main aim right? A good producer makes good beats, and you only get to make good beats if you practice your art. Having said that, once you get to a certain level, you may need to start changing up your priorities.

The thing is, if you want to be more then a bedroom producer, you need to start getting your songs out there. By this, I mean you need to star getting your work featured on people’s mixtapes, and any other material they are releasing. You could be the best producer in the world, but if no one hears the music you’re making, how will you get anywhere as a producer?

In order to get your music exposed, you need to promote your talent. That could be via networking with other musicians, through promoting your music through your own website (There’s a link in the sidebar of this site which shows you how to easily make your own music website), and generally by getting people to hear your creations.

A lot of producers tend to shy away from the marketing side of things, but this is a mistake. We all want to be top producer and have everyone know our name, but unless we do what is necessary to get ourself out there, we will never reach that next level.

So in answer to the question in hand, yes, producers should handle the business side of the music industry.