Portal:Record production

The Record Production Portal

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This portal is focused on music production within the era of written records through sound recordings, digital downloads, and beyond. Its scope includes articles that document the considerations and mechanisms used by, and consistent with, the purview of the production element. As an art form, music predates transcription and simultaneously transcends descriptive limitations. As an industry, music has demonstrated consistent viability over time. The record producer conjoins these potential, and serves as a broker to bridge the demand (spawned by their aspirations) with supply and satisfaction. The results are measurable and attributable, derived from effort and skillful application of craft, to a manifestation of the art in its melodic form. (Read more)

The music industry consists of the individuals and organizations that earn money by writing songs and musical compositions, creating and selling recorded music and sheet music, presenting concerts, as well as the organizations that aid, train, represent and supply music creators. Among the many individuals and organizations that operate in the industry are: the songwriters and composers who write songs and musical compositions; the singers, musicians, conductors, and bandleaders who perform the music; the record labels, music publishers, recording studios, music producers, audio engineers, retail and digital music stores, and performance rights organizations who create and sell recorded music and sheet music; and the booking agents, promoters, music venues, road crew, and audio engineers who help organize and sell concerts. (Read more)


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  • "Fast" Eddie Clarke (Record production, 1950 –January 10, 2018), Brit guitarist for Fastway and Motörhead, would have turned 72 this year.
  • B.W. Stevenson (Record production, 1949 –April 28, 1988), American singer and songwriter, would have turned 73 this year.
  • Brian Connolly (Record production, 1948 –February 09, 1997), British vocalist for Sweet, would have turned 74 this year.
  • Delroy Wilson (Record production, 1948 –March 06, 1995), Jamaican vocalist, would have turned 74 this year.
  • Richard Street (Record production, 1942 –February 27, 2013), American soul music singer with The Temptations, would have turned 80 this year.
  • Donald Ayler (Record production, 1942 –October 21, 2007), American trumpeter (brother to Albert Ayler), would have turned 80 this year.
  • Carlo Mastrangelo (Record production, 1938 –April 04, 2016), American R&B vocalist with doo wop group, The Belmonts, would have turned 84 this year.
  • Bill Dixon (Record production, 1925 –June 16, 2010), American trumpeter and flugelhorn player, would have turned 97 this year.
  • Jimmy Blanton (Record production, 1918 –July 30, 1942), American double bassist, would have turned 104 this year.
  • Fred Norman (Record production, 1910 –February 19, 1993), American arranger and trombonist, would have turned 112 this year.
  • Kalle Engstrom (Record production, 1908 –July 17, 1955), Norwegian arranger and clarinettist, would have turned 114 this year.
  • Frank Guarente (Record production, 1893 –July 21, 1942), Italian trumpeter, would have turned 129 this year.

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