This course is a study of the creative and business aspects of producing records. Emphasis is placed on the creative and aesthetic techniques of production. Topics include song choice; song analysis; lyrics analysis; artist development and creative vision; scheduling, budgeting, and prioritization of tasks; communication issues; compromise and flexibility with regard to artist's vision; servicing the artist's and the record company's needs; and tracking the development of the production process from demo to master. Two multitrack projects are required.
MP-318; MP-385 must be taken concurrently with MP-320