29th August 2003
Joined: Jun 2002
Re: is mixing the only justifiable big $$ gig left ??
| Originally posted by stealthbalance |
it would seem to me that this is the day and age of the songwriter/producer who also can engineer his own stuff and play most of the instruments left that he would prefer not to program.
songwriting and publishing really is pretty much the last frontier financially left to make a killing - as i see it.
can be. but this is part of the lottery game and I don't regard this as part of the argument against 'hired hand'
but most of those guys can't really mix their own stuff as well as the hit mixers , unlees they happen to be mutt lange. but they can do it all up until that stage, right????
No one can mix as well as the hit mixers. Because they're the hit mixers.
also, as far as the a&r execs go, them deciding who will be the mixing engineer on that project is really one of the only ways they can actually put their fingerprints on the project and claim it -that thank God they picked so & so to mix and now its a hit........right???? remember a&r is ego and fingerprints correct????
I'm with Jules in that I don't give A&R such a hard time. Glad I don't have to do it.
and being that i am told that if radio sees a hired gun mixer's name on an album and makes them take more interest in giving it a shot , the labels feel that they are maximizing their bet by paying big $$ for that hired gun mixer , correct?????
of course. It's a business.
i just heard a story about a recent signing of a new artist at a crem de la crem rich as hell huge record label - and the total recording budget is $100,000. US.
what are you going to do with that???
You can do a lot with that, precisely because of what you've been talking about!
I made a killing when the technology used to save me so much money I used to pocket the difference. Gradually everyone gets wise. And you can't justify it any more.
People work differently and cheaper than they did. That's actually good for the artist.
| Originally posted by e-cue |
I hate being penalized for doing a good job.
This is the downside to of all this, and as happened to me a lot.
| Originally posted by thethrillfactor |
...and I hated working with musicians...
Grass is always greener! I've been spending more and more time on my own as things (and my playing ability) have increased....but It's getting more lonely and I'm not sure if I like it!