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Difference Between Music Producer and Composer

Music, being an essential human experience as well as a generative process which reflects cognitive abilities has evolved since ages ago. It reflects brain machinery, cutting across diverse cognitive resources and capabilities including language, space, and numeracy not to mention intelligence. The transformation the music industry has undergone in the last fifty years has widened the activity of recording, from the traditional concept to an artistic and conceptualized one. Placement and sculpting of audio samples, as well as instrumental placing has heightened the need for better music. Various parties are involved in this process, from the time a music idea is conceptualized up to the point it comes to life. Some of these include music composers, music writers, and music producers, just to name a few.

 

Who is a Music Producer?

These are persons who work in the production aspect of music creation and basically ascertain that the music sounds good.

Among the roles of music producers include;

  • Ensuring musicians, actors and dancers are in sync in musical stage productions
  • Oversee hiring of musicians and engineers for a given recording session
  • Oversee activities in performances such as lighting and choreography
  • Ensure work is done within a given budget and time
  • Promote the finished product

 

Then who is a Music Composer?

These are persons who write or create songs or musical compositions. While most begin when they are young, others begin as adults. Some attend classes to perfect the art of music composition while to others it comes naturally.

Among the responsibilities of a music composer include;

  • Perfect the art of music composition by studying musical styles and types
  • Write original music compositions
  • Work with other musicians in live recordings and performances
  • Work together with lyricists for new songs
  • Effect new compositions from old music

 

Similarities between Music Producer and Composer

  • Both are involved from the time a music idea is conceptualized up to the point it comes to life

 

Differences between Music Producer and Composer

Definition

A music producer is a person who works in the production aspect of music creation and basically ascertains that the music sounds good. On the other hand, a music composer is a person who writes or creates songs or musical compositions.

Roles

The roles of a music producer include ensuring musicians, actors and dancers are in sync in musical stage productions, oversee hiring of musicians and engineers for a given recording session, oversee activities in performances such as lighting and choreography, ensuring work is done within a given budget and time as well as promoting the finished product. On the other hand, the roles of a music composer include perfecting the art of music composition by studying musical styles and types, writing original music compositions, working with other musicians in live recordings and performances, working together with lyricists for new songs and creating new compositions from old music.

Music Producer vs. Music Composer: Comparison Table

 

Summary of Music Producer and Composer

The importance of music in human life by facilitating human meaning, human content, and human imagination cannot be ignored. While a music producer works on the production aspect of music creation and ascertains that the music sounds good, a music composer writes or creates songs or musical compositions. Both play a huge role in this process. It is therefore important for these two to be accorded the respect in the role they play in bringing the sweet melodies and tunes to life.

 

Tabitha Njogu

Tabitha graduated from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, whereby she specialized in Finance. She has had the pleasure of working with various organizations and garnered expertise in business management, business administration, accounting, finance operations, and digital marketing.

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