The role of a producer has changed significantly in recent history. No longer relegated to a mixing desk, the role of the producer has extended out to encompass much more of an artist’s creative process.
Producers can be involved in the development of an artist’s core vision, are sought out for their particular sound and creative dynamic; they’re also an essential key for an artist, and by extension the music, to reach the fullest potential in the studio.
Through a variety of modes and processes, the role of the modern music producer differs from individual to individual. Some of Australia’s most notable names come together to break down their process, their relationship to music as the climate has continued to change, and what they perceive their role to be in today’s industry.