For a long time, artists have depended on production companies to record their music. The gist is that once the artist has the music in hand, all they had to do is to approach their producer of choice. The producer will then take the music and produce the music sometimes cutting and chopping some sections.
However, there has developed a trend in which artists write, record and produce their music all by themselves. The Do It Yourself approach has grown over the last few years fueled by the success of some self-producing artists and the frustration at the hand of rogue producers.
In this article, read about the merits of producing your own music.
Cost Cutting Rationale
Music production is a costly affair, and for upcoming artists, the cost may be unbearable. The consequence of this is that music careers are derailed. To save these careers, an artist may choose to produce their own music.
In the era of the internet and globalisation, self-produced music has a high chance of wide circulation and listenership. Video streaming sites and social media have the potential of elevating self-producing artists to greater heights, just like music passing through the hands of producers.
Be Your Own Boss
Artists opting to produce their own music have the advantage of being in charge of their own music production. They are in charge of their time, schedule and product. They are not at the mercy of busy and unavailable producers who may take months to complete a single recording job.
Self-producing artists have the freedom of choosing the tone, tempo and aesthetics of their own music. They also decide when to release their song to the public, and the copyrights of the end product. A producer may distort all these choices.
The internet is filled with stories of great music self-produced by the artists themselves. In essence, doing it yourself is not reinventing the wheel.