Today, anyone with a laptop, smartphone or tablet has the potential to become a successful music producer. In the current music market, some of the most successful artists are now bedroom producers, sporting a DIY mindset to their music. But why the recent change? The music industry is quickly developing, and a new generation of artists are utilising it.
Before music production tools were made readily accessible to the average consumer, music producers would oversee the production of a record, often organising studio time and booking session musicians to perform on it. Fast-forward to today, the producer’s role has now changed drastically, with many handling everything from the songwriting and production, to the final mix and sharing it to an online community of fans. Today’s bedroom producer is often multi-talented, proficient in playing an array of instruments, with the ability to craft a professional-sounding track from their home or, predominantly, bedroom. This new breed of music producer recognises that all the tools needed to see a song through from conception to finished artefact are now easily affordable, making it even easier to realise their musical talents. You do not need state-of-the-art gear or a sizable budget, just the knowledge, tools and passion for composing and producing top-quality music.