Listening to The Beatles Abbey Road show provides a sense of the incredible talent they brought to the recording studio. The impact of George Martin, their producer, is also clear in how he shaped the group's artistic sensibilities and vision, crafting them into a coherent whole.
Considering the benefits a producer can provide, do you have one (or more) producers in your creative life? Your "producer" could be a mentor or a creative instigator who's there to:
- Expand and shape your creative perspective
- Bring in other talents to help realize your vision
- Challenge and edit your work from a less invested perspective than you have
Maybe you self-produce your own creative efforts. That's a viable approach, and some people do it well. But if you don't have a producer for your major projects, think seriously about working with someone in that role who can be the catalyst for new creative success. - Mike Brown