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How to Become a Music Producer

How to Become a Music Producer

By Ashtyn Creel

Are you a music lover? Do you want to turn your love of music into an exciting and challenging career? A music production & engineering degree might be the right choice for you.

As the person who harnesses an artist’s talent and helps turn it into a lucrative career, music producers are an essential part of the music industry.

Music Production & Engineering Degree

In order to break into the music production business, it is important to have a solid understanding of both the technical and business aspects of the field. There are many music production programs available for aspiring music producers, and in as little as two years, you can earn an associate of applied science degree in music production & engineering.

Valuable Qualities

  • Musical ability: In addition to earning a degree, many successful producers have a musical talent of some sort. The ability to read and understand music helps producers navigate their way through the industry and connect better with artists. Check out websites that offer music lessons to enhance your skill set as a music producer.
  • Computer skills: Producers use computer systems and other technological equipment in their jobs every day. It is important that potential candidates possess computer skills and are willing to learn new computer programs.
  • Manual dexterity: Good hand-eye coordination is a must when working with equipment that requires the adjustment of small knobs and sliders.


The phrase “it’s not what you know, but who you know” applies to the career of music production. Here are a few tips to get you mingling with the right people:

  • Start locally: Check for upcoming artists or bands performing in local venues and offer to record their music for them. This will help you get your name circulating in the industry and it will also help you build your client list.
  • Social media: Promote your work online through platforms such as blogs, Facebook, SoundCloud and YouTube.
  • Collaborate with others: By co-producing music with others through services like Kompoz, SoundCloud and Gobbler, you can extend your reach and benefit from the connections of other people.

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