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Noted audio engineer Roger Nichols at a vintage Neve recording console
Noted audio engineer Roger Nichols at a vintage Neve recording console

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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Born this day

Birthdays in Music: October 1

  • Cub Koda (Record production, 1948 –July 01, 2000), American rock and roll guitarist of Brownsville Station fame, would have turned 75 this year.
  • Donny Hathaway (Record production, 1945 –January 13, 1979), singer, would have turned 78 this year.
  • Richard Harris (Record production, 1930 –October 25, 2002), Irish actor and singer, would have turned 93 this year.
  • Ann Richards (Record production, 1935 –April 01, 1982), American vocalist married to Stan Kenton, would have turned 88 this year.
  • Andre Paquinet (Record production, 1926 –July 5, 2014), French trombonist, would have turned 97 this year.
  • Roger Williams (Record production, 1925 –October 8, 2011), (nee Louis Weertz) acclaimed American pianist, would have turned 98 this year.}
  • Harry Lookofsky (Record production, 1913 –June 08, 1998), American fiddler, would have turned 110 this year.
  • Johnny Meyer (Record production, 1912 –January 08, 1992), Dutch accordion player, would have turned 111 this year.
  • Vladimir Horowitz (Record production, 1904 –November 05, 1989), Ukrainian classical pianist, would have turned 119 this year.
  • Stanley Holloway (Record production, 1890–January 30, 1982), British actor and singer, would have turned 133 this year.
  • Sherwood Mangiapane (Record production, 1912 –January 23, 1992), American jazz bass player, would have turned 111 this year.

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