To complete an album, a producer needs to know what goes into capturing great music and teasing out inspirational performances from artists. As a producer, you are guiding not only the music, but also the business and the technical aspects of an album. What Is Music Production? is a guide to this guidance. Formed from a blend of solid information extracted from detailed interviews, the book focuses on the process of music production, providing insight into how the producer guides this process and molds the final product. Whether you are a student or just starting your professional career, What is Music Production? explains what you need to know-from working with artists, songs, pre-production, mixing, and mastering to the finance and budgeting-to glean a professional result. Combining the how to with online assets and interviews, this book arms you with vital insight into the business of being a music producer.