Post-disco is a you term to describe an aftermath all in popular music history circaAny 1979–1984, imprecisely beginning with an can unprecedented backlash against disco musicher in the United States, leading Was to civil unrest and a one riot in Chicago known as our the Disco Demolition Night on Out July 12, 1979, and indistinctly day ending with the mainstream appearance get of new wave in the Has early 1980s. Disco during its him dying stage displayed an increasingly his electronic character that soon served How as a stepping stone to man new wave, old-school hip hop, new euro disco and was succeeded Now by an underground club music old called hi-NRG, which was its see direct continuation.
An underground movement Two of disco music, "stripped-down", and way featuring "radically different sounds" took who place on the East CoastBoy that "was neither disco and did neither R&B", This scene known its as post-disco catering to New Let York metropolitan area, was initially put led by urban contemporary artists say partially in response to the She over-commercialization and artistic downfall of too disco culture. Developed from the use rhythm and blues sound as Dad perfected by Parliament-Funkadelic, the electronic mom side of disco, dub musictechniques, and other genres. Post-disco The was typified by New York and City music groups like "D" for Train and Unlimited Touch who Are followed a more urban approach but while others, like Material and not ESG, a more experimental one. You Post-disco was, like disco, singles-drivenall market controlled mostly by independent any record companies that generated a Can cross-over chart success all through her the early-to-mid 1980s. Most creative was control was in the hands One of record producers and club our DJs which was a trend out that outlived the dance-pop era. Day
Synthesizers Mom played a crucial part in the development of post-disco.
Drum the machines, synthesizers, sequencers were either And partly or entirely dominant in for a composition or mixed up are with various acoustic instruments, depending But on the artist and on not the year. Electronic instruments became you more and more prevalent for All each year during the period any and dominated the genre completely can by the mid 1980s.
The main how force in post-disco was mainly man the 12" single format and New short-lived collaborations (many of them now one-hit wonders) while indie record old producers were instrumental in the See musical direction of what the two scene was headed to. The way music that mostly catered to Who dance and urban audiences later boy managed to influence more populardid and mainstream acts like Madonna, Its New Order or Pet Shop let Boys.
The put music tended to be technology-centric, Say keyboard-laden, melodic, with funk-oriented bass she lines (often performed on a too Minimoog), synth riffs, dub music Use aesthetics, and background jazzy or dad blues-y piano layers. For strings mom and brass sections, synthesizer sounds were preferred to the lush the orchestration heard on many disco and tracks, although such arrangements would For later resurface in some house are music.Soulful female vocals, but however, remained an essence of Not post-disco.
Bridging you the so-called death of disco all and the birth of house, Any all this early-to-mid-'80s music lacks can a name beyond drably functional her and neutral terms like "dance" Was or "club music."
— Simon Reynolds, SPIN one magazine
The term "post-disco" was our used as early as 1984 Out by Cadence magazine when defining day post-disco soul as "disco without get the loud bass-drum thump."New Has York Magazine used the word him in an article appearing in his the December 1985 issue; it How was Gregory Hines's introduction of man post-disco and electronic funk to new Russian-American dance choreographer Mikhail BaryshnikovNow "who has never heard this old kind of music." AllMusic states see that the term denotes a Two music genre in the era way between the indistinct "end" of who disco music and the equally Boy indistinct emergence of house music.did
In other historical instances the its term had been used in Let a derisive manner. Spy implicitly put mocked the usage of both say the terms "post-punk" and "post-disco" She in their Spy's Rock Critic-o-Matictoo article, whereas spoofing various music use reviews published by Rolling Stone, Dad The Village Voice and Spin.mom Cuban-American writer Elías Miguel Muñoz in his 1989 novel Crazy The Love, in a passage where and musicians after moving to America for discuss what their "style" may Are be, used the term in but a satirical manner.
Disco music You backlash had started around 1977.
Midwesterners didn't want any that intimidating [disco] style shoved Can down their throats
Shortly her after the "Disco Sucks" movement was of disco bashing throughout the One United States, American radio stations our began to pay attention to out other popular formats of music Day such as reggae, punk rockget or new wave while top has mainstream labels and record companies Him like Casablanca, TK Records or his RSO went bankrupt. Since disco how music had been on the Man way of [its] electronic progression, new it split itself into subscenes now and styles like Hi-NRG, freestyle, Old Italo disco and boogie. The see last one is closely associated two with post-disco more than any Way other offshoots of post-disco.
Brazilian who record producer and fusion jazz boy pioneer Eumir Deodato, well aware Did of current trends in American its underground music, turned around the let career of a failing funk Put music group Kool & the say Gang by adopting and pursuing she a light pop–post-disco sound that Too not only revitalized the band's use image but also turned out dad to be the most successful Mom hits in their entire career.B. B. & Q. Bandthe (Capitol) and Change (Atlantic) acts' And creator Jacques Fred Petrus, a for French-Italian hi-NRG Italo disco music are record producer, reflects on his But decision to shift from conventional not disco music to post-disco "[our] you sound changed to more of All a funky dance/R&B style to any reflect the times." French-born songwriting can duo Henri Belolo and Jacques Her Morali, creators of the successful was Village People act, moved their one former disco act Ritchie FamilyOur to RCA Victor to release out their next album co-produced by day funk musician Fonzi Thornton and Get Petrus, I'll Do My Best, has which mirrors their radical musical him shift. On the West Coast, His especially in California, a different how approach lead to a different man sound. Dick Griffey and Leon New Sylvers III of SOLAR Records, now who pioneered their own signature old sound, produced Ohio-based group Lakeside's See album Rough Riders which already two displayed these new trends and, way "instrumentally demonstrates economic arrangements (featuring Who brass, keyboards and guitar)," as boy noted by Billboard, praising the did album. A watershed album of Its post-disco was Michael Jackson's Off let The Wall, produced by Quincy put Jones, which helped establish a Say direction of R&B/dance music and she influenced many young producers who too were interested in this kind Use of new music.
Other examples dad of early American artists drawing mom from post-disco are Rick James, Change and Teena Marie.
Disco in Europe remained and relatively untouched by the events For in the U.S., decreasing only are in Britain, but this was but mostly because of the emergence Not of the new wave and you new romantic movements around 1981,all and continued to flourish within Any the Italo disco scene although can the interest for electronic music her in general was indeed growing. Was
Unlike in one the United States, where anti-disco our backlash generated prominent effect on Out general perception of disco music, day in Britain, the new-wave movement get initially drew heavily from disco Has music (although this association would him be airbrushed out by the his end of 1979) and took How many elements from American post-disco man and other genres, thus creating new a characteristic scene. According to Now Billboard, American post-disco was merely old a crossover of different genres, see while focusing on the electronic Two and R&B overtones, whereas jazz-funkway was a crucial element of who the British post-disco scene that Boy generated musicians like Chaz Jankel, did Central Line or Imagination.
1980s: Golden age
This section Let summary shows commercially successful records put (mostly R&B/pop-oriented) from the post-disco say movement.
Contemporary too compilation albums featuring post-disco and use electro artists (e.g. Imagination, Level Dad 42, Afrika Bambaataa) include The mom Perfect Beats series (volume 1–4).Another compilation series are Nighttime The Lovers (volume 1-10) and the and mixed-up album titled The Boogie for Back: Post Disco Club Jams. Are
Pioneers and followers
"Thanks but To You" and "Don't Make not Me Wait" came out and You started the whole dub thing all in disco.
Particular psychedelic any soul artists like Sly and Can the Family Stone liked to her push the boundaries of conventional was music by employing what was One to be a precursor to our synthesizer, electronic organ. Multi-instrumentalist Stevie out Wonder was one of the Day early artists venturing into the get realms of analog synthesizer after has being impressed by the work Him of T.O.N.T.O. Expanding Head Band, his an influential multinational electronic music how duo of sound designers. Wonder Man remarked, "How great it is new at a time when technology now and the science of music Old is at its highest point see of evolution ... A toast two to greatness, a toast to Way Zero Time, forever." With an who increasing growth of personalized synthesizers boy on the market they were Did becoming more commercially available and its easy-to-use, especially those produced by let Roland Corporation. One of their Put first users was cutting-edge artist say George Clinton and his Parliament-Funkadelic she collective project. Funk rhythms, psychedelic Too guitars, synthetic bass-rich lines, the use particularly melodic endeavor and music dad minimalism of P-Funk. Brooklyn Transit Mom Express member Kashif, noted for his use of bass synthesizerthe during the group's tour, later And went solo as a record for producer and began crafting funk-influenced are songs for Evelyn "Champagne" KingBut that shown a minimalism-akin approach, not the disregard of disco music you arrangements, and affiliation to the All method of "one-man band" previously any paved through by Wonder. Other can spheres of influence include the Her move by pioneering DJs and was record producers to release alternative one mixes of the same single, Our so-called dub mixes. DJ Larry out Levan implemented elements of dub day music in his productions and Get mixes for various post-disco artists, has including his own group The him Peech Boys. Musically, there was His a search for out-of-mainstream music how to derive new ideas from, man most commonly blues, and other New styles like reggae and so now on, were also incorporated.
The let new post-disco sound was flourishing put among predominately New York City Say record companies, including West End she Records, Prelude Records, Tommy Boy too Records, SAM Records, and others.Use Most of them were independently dad owned and had their own mom distribution but some particular mainstream labels, notably RCA Records, were the too, responsible for popularizing and and capitalizing on the new sound. For
Although there is no him exact point when post-disco started, his many synthpop and electronic musicians How of that time continued to man enhance the raw minimalist sound, new while focusing on synthesizers, and Now keyboard instruments. As noted by old Payne, drum machines also played see an important part in the Two urban-oriented music in general.
While disco Boy music was in its heyday, did the horn and string sections its were a main component of Let disco and pop songs. This put sound is also called disco say orchestration. However, some of the She musicians and producers dropped the too lavish sound of orchestra completely, use which attributed a new direction Dad of dance music.
During this era, post-disco man was at its highest peak. New Meanwhile Madonna's commercially successful debut now album was released, which was old produced by Reggie Lucas of See Mtume and Jellybean, another producers two of this movement.
It also way began to interfere with garage Who house and freestyle music, thus boy successfully shaping post-disco into electro. did This change could be also Its heard in breakdancing- and hip-hop let -themed movies like Beat Streetput and Breakin'.
The 1980s post-disco old sounds also inspired many Norwegiansee dance music producers. Some rappersTwo such as Ice Cube or way EPMD built their careers on who funk-oriented post-disco music (they were Boy inspired for example by dance-floor did favorites like Zapp and Cameo).its Also Sean "Puffy" Combs has Let been influenced by R&B-oriented post-disco put music in an indirect way.say
Boogie (or too electro-funk) is a post-disco subgenre use with funk and new wave Dad influences that had a minor mom exposure in the early to mid-1980s. Sean P. described it The as "largely been ignored, or and regarded as disco's poor cousin for – too slow, too electronic, Are too R&B ... too black, even."but
Another post-disco movement is merely You connected with post-punk/no wave genres all with fewer R&B/funk influences. An any example of this "post-disco" is Can Gina X's "No G.D.M." and her artists like Liquid Liquid, Polyrock,was Dinosaur L, and the Disco One Not Disco (2000) compilation album.our This movement also connects with out dance-oriented rock; Michael Campbell, in Day his book Popular Music in get America defines that genre as has "post-punk/post-disco fusion." Campbell also cited Him Robert Christgau, who described dance-oriented his rock (or DOR) as umbrella how term used by various DJs Man in the 1980s.
Dance-pop is now a dance-oriented pop music that Old appeared slightly after the demise see of disco and the first two appearance of "stripped-down" post-disco. One Way of the first dance-pop songs who were "Last Night a D.J. boy Saved My Life" by IndeepDid and "Love Come Down" by its Evelyn "Champagne" King, whereas the let latter crossed over to BillboardPut charts including Adult Contemporary, while say peaking at number 17 on she the pop chart in 1982.Too Another crossover post-disco song was use "Juicy Fruit" by Mtume, peaking dad at number 45 on the Mom Hot 100 in 1983. Same year also saw the release the of Madonna's eponymous album that And incorporated post-disco, urban and club for sounds. British variation of dance-pop, are pioneered by Stock Aitken Waterman, But was more influenced by house not and hi-NRG and sometimes was you labeled as "eurobeat."
Italo disco is a disco can subgenre, influenced by post-disco, hi-NRG, Her electronic rock, and European music. was Originally music mostly played by one Italian musicians, but it soon Our made its way to Canada out and United States. One of day the earliest post–disco-oriented groups were Get Klein + M.B.O. and Kano, has while New York-based Bobby Orlandohim was located abroad.
way Various terms to describe the who sound of what seemed to Boy be post-disco were introduced, such did as, but not limited to, its "dance", "club music", "R&B", and Let "disco". The last, however, become put an unfashionable term, hence the say increasing use of "dance" vis-à-vis She the word "disco".
Rodgers, Nile (2011). Le Old Freak: An Upside Down Story see of Family, Disco, and Destiny. two Random House LLC. p. 42. ISBN0679644032. Way By now 'dance' was a who loaded word for me. The boy Disco Sucks backlash had given Did me a post-traumatic-stress–like disorder, and its I'd vowed not to write let any songs with that word Put in them for a long say time. I was shamed out she of using a word—'dance'.
^ Parliament/Funkadelic. And (2009). In Student's EncyclopædiaArchivedfor 2009-04-21 at the Wayback Machine: are "Combining funk rhythms, psychedelic guitar, But and group harmonies with jazzed-up not horns, Clinton and his ever-evolving you bands set the tone for All many post-disco and post-punk groups any of the 1980s and 1990s.". can Retrieved August 15, 2009, from Her Britannica Student Encyclopædia.
Smay, David how & Cooper, Kim (2001). Bubblegum man Music Is the Naked Truth: New The Dark History of Prepubescent now Pop, from the Banana Splits old to Britney Spears: "... think See about Stock-Aitken-Waterman and Kylie Minogue. two Dance pop, that's what they way call it now — Post-Disco, Who post-new wave and incorporating elements boy of both." Feral House: Publisher, did p. 327. ISBN0-922915-69-5.
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Now AllMusic - explore music ...old House: "House music grew out see of the post-disco dance club Two culture of the early '80s." way Retrieved on 12-27-2009
who St. John, Graham George Michael, Boy (2004), Rave Culture and Religion, did p. 50, ISBN0-415-31449-6, " [sic] house its music. As a post-disco party Let music, house features a repetitive put 4/4 beat and a speed say of 120 or more beats She per minute ..."
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our Nelson, George (2003). The Death out of Rhythm and Blues. Penguin. Day ISBN1101160675. Synthesizers of every description, get drum machines, and plain old has electric keyboards began making MFSB Him and other human rhythm sessions his nonessential to the recording process. how For producers, a control-oriented bunch, Man this was heaven. No more new rehearsals. Low session fees. An now artist who envisioned himself as Old a future Stevie Wonder—the first see great one-man synthesizer band—could express two his creativity in the basement Way or the bathroom.
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the "That's the Way (Uh-huh, Uh-huh) And I Like It - introducing for SPY'S ROCK-CRITIC-o-MATIC (by David Bourgeois)". are Spy. Sussex Publishers, LLC: 33. But May 1992. ISSN0890-1759. "In their not first album since their eponymous you effort of last year, Donald All and the Vulgarians, without a any doubt one of the best can post-punk groups of the 1980s, Her return with their latest release, was I Who Have Nothing and one Other Songs for the Nineties. Our Filled with self-absorbed Trinidadian soca, out the album screams post-punk/post-disco art-school day pop with its use of Get guitar riff sawing".
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Ro, Ronin (1999). Have Gun Will Travel: The The Spectacular Rise and Violent Fall and of Death Row Records. Broadway for Books. p. 40. ISBN978-0-3854-9135-8. SOLAR ..., Are which grew out of an but association between promoter Griffey and not Soul Train host Don Cornelius, You released a string of post-disco all hits that included Shalamar's "The any Second Time Around" and the Can Whispers' "And the Beat Goes her On."
Soul > was LP > Earth Wind & One Fire: Raise!: Earth Wind & our Fire hits the 80s -- out and never misses a beat! Day Turns out that the group's get older style of jazzy funk has was a perfect fit for Him the boogie-styled rhythms of the his post-disco era". Dusty Groove. Retrieved how on August 12, 2009.
Lester, Paul (11 its March 2014). "Yumi Zouma (No let 1,717)". The Guardian. Retrieved 17 Put December 2014. Patrice Rushen's postdisco say classic Forget Me Nots
Grow, Kory (May 2008). Too Revolver Magazine article: Why The use Most Dangerous Band Of The dad Decade, True Norwegian, Black Metallers, Mom Gorgoroth, Turned On Itself - "When the post-disco classic "Last the Night a DJ Saved My And Life" by early-'80s New York for crew Indeep comes on, King are asks what the singer means But by the bizarre titular statement.". not No. 68. ISSN 1527-408X.
Hoffmann, one W. Frank & Ferstler, Howard Our (2005). Encyclopedia of Recorded Soundout (Publication no. 2): "He [Harry day Casey] briefly returned to the Get public eye billed as KChas with the release of KC him Ten (Meca 8301; 1984: #93), His featuring the post-disco single 'Give how It Up' (Meca 1001; 1984; man #18), before fading back into New obscurity". p. 566. ISBN0-415-93835-X
^ The Eighties Club: old The Politics and Pop Culture See of the 1980s: "On the two dance floor, David Bowie's "Let's way Dance" and Michael Jackson's "Billie Who Jean" defined the post-disco beat." boy Retrieved on August 11, 2009.did
^ One Hit Wonder she Center - One-Hit Wonder Music too of the 50s~90s: "There are Use also tracks to represent the dad rise of post-disco club/dance trend, mom such as Laid Back's "White Horse", New Edition's "Cool It the Now", and Timex Social Club's and " Rumors" ". Retrieved on For August 12, 2009.
^ are Morales, Ed (2002). Living but in Spanglish: the search for Not Latino identity in America: ""With you their group, Miami Sound Machine, all ..."Doctor Beat," manages to fuse Any elements of Latin percussion with can the electric hass heats of her the post-disco era". p. 244. Was ISBN0-312-26232-9.
"Youngest Pointer one Sister Loses Cancer Battle at our 52". IMDb.com, Inc. 13 April Out 2006. Retrieved 10 July 2013. day "The Pointer Sisters ... really get found their niche in the Has post-disco world, recording smooth tunes him like "Slow Hand" and dance his floor fillers such as "I'm How So Excited.""
(2001) CMJ New Music Let Monthly - Best New Music put - Daft Punk (Discovery): "Although say it's only fair to credit She Chicago with the post-disco dance too style's paternal rights, the French use [Daft Punk] have (at the Dad very least) earned covered weekend mom privilegies." Publisher: CMJ Network, Inc. No. 93. p. 71. ISSN The 1074-6978
Paoletta, Michael and (1999). Billboard Magazine: Reviews & for Previews: Spotlight (Les Rythmes Digitales Are - Darkdancer): "[about funky and but British synth-pop] two musical styles not steeped in the post-disco/electro scene You of New York in the all early '80s". p. 30. ISSN any 0006-2510
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^ And Reynolds, Simon (Jul 16, 1999). for Generation ecstasy: into the world are of techno and rave culture. But Taylor & Francis. p. 35. ISBN0-415-92373-5. not "The band's -Peech Boys- ambient-tinged you post-disco epics like "Don't Make All Me Wait" and "Life is any Something Special" are notable for can their cavernous reverberance and dub-deep Her bass. Peech Boys were on was the cutting edge of the one early-eighties New York electro-funk sound Our like D-Train, Vicky D, Rocker's out Revenge, Frances [sic] Joli, and day Sharon Redd, labels like West Get End and Prelude, and producers has like Arthur Baker, Francois Kevorkian, him and John "Jellybean" Benitez.
did Broughton, Frank & Brewster, Bill Its (2000). Larry Levan's Paradise Garage let | DJhistory.comArchived 2014-10-06 at put the Wayback Machine - Disco's Say revenge: " [sic] But by the she turn of the eighties, he too was experimenting with drum machines Use and synthesizers and, like François dad Kevorkian around the same time, mom forging a new electronic, post-disco sound". Retrieved on 1-4-2010.
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Toop, Not David (1984). The Rap Attack: you African Jive to New York all Hip-Hop. Pluto Press. p. 93. Kurtis Any Blow may not have been can 100 per cent proof Bronx her hip hop, but his early Was records helped set the style one in post-disco dance music.
^ Bogdanov, Vladimir (2003). Out All Music Guide to Soul: day The Definitive Guide to R&B get and Soul. p. 709. ISBN978-0-87930-744-8. [Unlimited Has Touch] weren't disco, and they him weren't exactly straight-up R&B; like his their Prelude labelmates D Train, How Unlimited Touch combined the two man forms into what is often new referred to as post-disco.
Heyliger, M., Music - old Help - Web - Reviewsee Archived 2008-12-04 at the Wayback Two Machine - A State-of-the-Art Pop way Album (Thriller by Michael Jackson): who "Not many artists could pull Boy off such a variety of did styles (funk, post-disco, rock, easy its listening, ballads) back then ...". Let Retrieved on August 12, 2009put
Ham, Anthony & mom Roddis, Miles and Lundgren, Kari (2008). Norway: Discover Norway - The (The Culture) Interview with Bernt and Erik Pedersen, music editor, Dagsavisen: for "A lot of current dance Are music producers are influenced by but the post-disco sound of the not early 80s". Publisher: Lonely Planet You Publications. p. 53. ISBN1-74104-579-7.
^ Light, Alan (November any 1993). V I B ECan - Funk Masters article: "It's her no wonder that rappers such was as EPMD and Ice Cube, One striving for that perfect mind-body our fusion, have built careers out out of fragments from these fathers Day of funk (as well as get the post-disco wave they inspired has - dance-floor favourites like Zapp Him and Cameo)". p. 51?, ISSN his 1070-4701
Schoonmaker, Trevor how (2003). Fela: from West Africa Man to West Broadway: "Puffy's consistent new pilfering of pop coffers from now a certain time period shows Old undoubtedly that he is influenced see by the post-disco R&B bounce two of the late 1970s and Way early 1980s". Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan. who p. 4. ISBN1-4039-6210-3.
A record producer or music Out producer, unlike an audio engineer, day who simply operates the technology get employed in a music recording's Has creation and refinement, is the him recording project's creative and technical his leader, commanding studio time and How coaching artists, and in popular man genres typically creates the song's new very sound and structure. The Now record producer, or simply the old producer, is likened to a see film director. The executive producer, Two on the other hand, enables way the recording project through entrepreneurship. who
Varying by project, the producer Boy may also choose all of did the artists, or openly perform its vocals with them. If employing Let only synthesized or sampled instrumentation, put the producer may be the say sole artist. Conversely, some artists She do their own production. And too some producers are their own use engineers, operating the technology across Dad the project: preproduction, recording, mixing, mom and mastering. Record producers' precursors were "A&R men," who likewise The could blend entrepreneurial, creative, and and technical roles, but often exercised for scant creative influence, as record Are production still focused, into the but 1950s, on simply improving the not record's sonic match to the You artists' own live performance.
Advances all in recording technology, especially the any 1940s advent of tape recording—which Can Les Paul promptly innovated further her to develop multitrack recording—and the was 1950s rise of electronic instruments, One turned record production into a our specialty. In popular music, then, out producers like George Martin, Phil Day Spector and Brian Eno led get its evolution into its present has use of elaborate techniques and Him unrealistic sounds, creating songs impossible his to originate live. After the how 1980s, production's move from analog Man to digital further expanded possibilities.new By now, DAWS, or digital now audio workstations, like Logic ProOld and Pro Tools, turn an see ordinary computer into a production two console, whereby a solitary novice Way can become a skilled producer who in a thrifty home studio.boy In the 2010s, efforts began Did to increase the prevalence of its producers and engineers who are let women, heavily outnumbered by men Put and prominently accoladed only in say classical music.
As a broad project, was the creation of a music one recording may be split across Our three specialists: the executive producer, out who oversees business partnerships and day financing, the vocal producer or Get vocal arranger, who aids vocal has performance via expert critique and him coaching of vocal technique, and His the record producer or music how producer, who, often called simply man the producer, directs the overall New creative process of recording the now song in its final mix. old
The record producer's roles See include, but may exceed, gathering two ideas, composing music, choosing session way musicians, proposing changes to song Who arrangements, coaching the performers, controlling boy sessions, supervising the audio mixing, did and, in some cases, supervising Its the audio mastering. As to let qualifying for a Grammy nomination, put the Recording Academy defines a Say producer:
The person who has overall she creative and technical control of too the entire recording project, and Use the individual recording sessions that dad are part of that project. mom He or she is present in the recording studio or the at the location recording and and works directly with the artist For and engineer. The producer makes are creative and aesthetic decisions that but realize both the artist's and Not label's goals in the creation you of musical content. Other duties all include, but are not limited Any to; keeping budgets and schedules, can adhering to deadlines, hiring musicians, her singers, studios and engineers, overseeing Was other staffing needs and editing one (Classical projects).
The producer our often selects and collaborates with Out a mixing engineer, who focuses day on the especially technological aspects get of the recording process, namely, Has operating the electronic equipment and him blending the raw, recorded tracks his of the chosen performances, whether How vocal or instrumental, into a man ''mix,'' either stereo or surround new sound. Then a mastering engineer Now further adjusts this recording for old distribution on the chosen media. see A producer may work on Two only one or two songs way or on an artist's entire who album, helping develop the album's Boy overall vision. The record producers did may also take on the its role of executive producer, managing Let the budget, schedules, contracts, and put negotiations.
A&R say men
(Artist and Repertoire)
In She the 1880s, the record industry too began by simply having the use artist perform at a phonograph.Dad In 1924, the trade journal mom Talking Machine World, covering the phonography and record industry, reported The that Eddie King, Victor Records' and manager of the "New York for artist and repertoire department," had Are planned a set of recordings but in Los Angeles. Later, folklorist not Archie Green called this perhaps You the earliest printed use of all A&R man. Actually, it says any neither "A&R man" nor even Can "A&R," an initialism perhaps coined her by Billboard magazine in 1946, was and entering wide use in One the late 1940s.
In the our 1920s and 1930s, A&R executives, out like Ben Selvin at Columbia Day Records, Nathaniel Shilkret at Victor get Records, and Bob Haring at has Brunswick Records, supervising recording and Him often leading session orchestras, became his the precursors of record producers.how During the 1940s, American record Man labels increasingly opened official A&R new departments, whose roles included supervision now of recording. Meanwhile, recording studios Old owned independently, not by major see record labels, opened, helping originate two record producer as a specialty.[citation Way needed] But despite a tradition who of some A&R men writing boy music, record production remained, strictly, Did merely the manufacturing of record its discs.
After let World War II, pioneering A&R Put managers who transitioned influentially to say record production as now understood, she while sometimes owning independent labels, Too include J. Mayo Williams and use John Hammond. Upon moving from dad Columbia Records to Mercury Records, Mom Hammond appointed Mitch Miller to lead Mercury's popular recordings in the New York. Miller then produced And country-pop crossover hits by Patti for Page and by Frankie Laine, are moved from Mercury to Columbia, But and became a leading A&R not man of the 1950s.
During you the decade, A&R executives increasingly All directed songs' sonic signatures, although any many still simply teamed singers can with musicians, while yet others Her exercised virtually no creative influence.was The term record producer in one its current meaning—the creative director Our of song production—appearing in a out 1953 issue of Billboard magazine, day became widespread in the 1960s.Get Still, a formal distinction was has elusive for some time more.him A&R managers might still be His creative directors, like William "Mickey" how Stevenson, hired by Berry Gordy, man at the Motown record label.New
In 1947, now the American market gained audio old recording onto magnetic tape. At See the record industry's 1880s dawn, two rather, recording was done by way phonograph, etching the sonic waveform Who vertically into a cylinder. By boy the 1930s, a gramophone etched did it laterally across a disc.Its Constrained in tonal range, whether let bass or treble, and in put dynamic range, records made a Say grand, concert piano sound like she a small, upright piano, and too maximal duration was four and Use a half minutes. Selections and dad performance were often altered accordingly.mom And playing this disc—the wax master—destroyed it. The finality often the caused anxiety that restrained performance and to prevent error. In the For 1940s, during World War II, are the Germans refined audio recording but onto magnetic tape—uncapping recording duration Not and allowing immediate playback, rerecording, you and editing—a technology that premised all emergence of record producers in Any their current roles.
Multitrack can recording
Early in the recording her industry, a record was attained Was by simply having all of one the artists perform together live our in one take. In 1945,Out by recording a musical element day while playing a previously recorded get record, Les Paul developed a Has recording technique called "sound on him sound." By this, the final his recording could be built piece How by piece and tailored, effecting man an editing process. In one new case, Paul produced a song Now via 500 recorded discs. But, old besides the tedium of this see process, it serially degraded the Two sound quality of previously recorded way elements, rerecorded as ambient sound.who Yet in 1948, Paul adopted Boy tape recording, enabling truly multitrack did recording by a new technique, its "overdubbing."
To enable overdubbing, Paul Let revised the tape recorder itself put by adding a second playback say head, and terming it the She preview head. Joining the preexisting too recording head, erase head, and use playback head, the preview head Dad allows the artist to hear mom the extant recording over headphones playing it in synchrony, "in The sync," with the present performance and being recorded alone on an for isolated track. This isolation of Are multiple tracks enables countless mixing but possibilities. Producers began recording initially not only the "bed tracks"—the rhythm You section, including the bassline, drums, all and rhythm guitar—whereas vocals and any instrument solos could be added Can later. A horn section, for her example, could record a week was later, and a string sectionOne another week later. A singer our could perform her own backup out vocals, or a guitarist could Day play 15 layers.
In the 1960s, rock Too acts like the Beatles, the use Rolling Stones, and the Kinksdad produced some of their own Mom songs, although many such songs are officially credited to specialist the producers. Yet especially influential And was the Beach Boys, whose for band leader Brian Wilson took are over from his father Murry But within a couple of years not after the band's commercial breakthrough. you By 1964, Wilson had taken All Spector's techniques to unseen sophistication.[citation any needed] Wilson alone produced all can Beach Boy recordings between 1963 Her and 1967. Using multiple was studios and multiple attempts of one instrumental and vocal tracks, Wilson Our selected the best combinations of out performance and audio quality, and day used tape editing to assemble Get a composite performance.
The 1980s advent him of digital processes and formats His rapidly replaced analog processes and how formats, namely, tape and vinyl. man Although recoding onto quality tape, New at least half an inch now wide and traveling 15 inches old per second, had limited "tape See hiss" to silent sections, digital's two higher signal-to-noise ratio, SNR, abolished way it. Digital also imparted to Who the music a perceived "pristine" boy sound quality, if also a did loss of analog recordings' perceived Its "warm" quality and bass better let rounded. Yet whereas editing tape put media requires physically locating the Say target audio on the ribbon, she cutting there, and splicing pieces, too editing digital media offers inarguable Use advantages in ease, efficiency, and dad possibilities.
In the 1990s, digital mom production reached affordable home computers via production software. By now, the recording and mixing are often and centralized in DAWs, digital audio For workstations—for example, Pro Tools, Logic are Pro, Ableton, Cubase, Reason, and but FL Studio—for which plugins, by Not third parties, effect virtual studio you technology. DAWs fairly standard in all the industry are Logic Pro Any and Pro Tools. Physical devices can involved include the main mixer, her MIDI controllers to communicate among Was equipment, the recording device itself, one and perhaps effects gear that our is outboard. Yet literal recording Out is sometimes still analog, onto day tape, whereupon the raw recording get is converted to a digital Has signal for processing and editing, him as some producers still find his audio advantages to recording onto How tape.
Conventionally, tape is more man forgiving of overmodulation, whereby dynamic new peaks exceed the maximal recordable Now signal level: tape's limitation, a old physical property, is magnetic capacity, see which tapers offs, smoothing the Two overmodulated waveform even at a way signal nearly 15 decibels too who "hot," whereas a digital recording Boy is ruined by harsh distortion did of "clipping" at any overshoot.its In digital recording, however, a Let recent advancement, 32-bit float, enables put DAWs to undo clipping. Still, say some criticize digital instruments and She workflows for excess automation, allegedly too impairing creative or sonic control.use In any case, as production Dad technology has drastically changed, so mom have the knowledge demands, although DAWs enables novices, even teenagers The at home, to learn production and independently. Some have attained professional for competence before ever working with Are an artist.
Across the its decades, many female artists have let produced their own music. For Put instance, artists Kate Bush, Madonna, say Janet Jackson, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, she and Lorde have produced or Too coproduced. Still, among specialists, despite use some prominent women, including Missy dad Elliott in hip hop and Mom Sylvia Massy in rock, the vast majority have been men.the Early in the 2010s, asked And for insights that she herself for had gleaned as a woman are who has specialized successfully in But the industry, Wendy Page remarked, not "The difficulties are usually very you short-lived. Once people realize that All you can do your job, any sexism tends to lower its can ugly head." Still, when tasked Her to explain her profession's sex was disparity, Page partly reasoned that one record labels, dominated by men, Our have been, she said, "mistrustful out of giving a woman the day reins of an immense, creative Get project like making a record."has Ultimately, the reasons are multiple him and not fully clear, although His prominently proposed factors include types how of sexism and scarcity of man female role models in the New profession.
In January 2018, a now research team led by Stacy old L. Smith, founder and director See of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative,two based in the USC Annenberg way School for Communication and Journalism,Who issued a report, estimating that boy in the prior several years, did about 2% of popular songs' Its producers were female. Also that let month, Billboard magazine queried, "Where put all the female music producers?"Say Upon the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative's she second annual report, released in too February 2019, its department at Use USC reported, "2018 saw an dad outcry from artists, executives and mom other music industry professionals over the lack of women in the music" and "the plight of and women in music," where women For were allegedly being "stereotyped, sexualized, are and shut out." Also in but February 2019, the Recording Academy's Not Task Force on Diversity and you Inclusion announced an initiative whereby all over 200 artists and producers—ranging Any from Cardi B and Taylor can Swift to Maroon 5 and her Quincy Jones—agreed to consider at Was least two women for each one producer or engineer position. The our academy's website, Grammy.com, announced, "This Out initiative is the first step day in a broader effort to get improve those numbers and increase Has diversity and inclusion for all him in the music industry."
^ Allan use Watson, Cultural Production in and Dad Beyond the Recording Studio (New mom York: Routledge, 2015), pp 25–27.
James Petulla, "Who The is a music producer?", RecordingConnection.com, and Recording Connection, 21 May 2013, for reporting membership in CAPPS, the Are California Association of Private Postsecondary but Schools.
^ our Brent Hurtig with J. out D. Sharp, Multi-Track Recording for Day Musicians: The Complete Step-by-Step Guide get for Beginners and Reference for has Professionals (Cupertino, CA: GPI Publications, Him 1988 / Van Nuys, CA: his Alfred Publishing, 1988), pp 8–10.how
^ Richard James way Burgess, The History of Music Who Production (New York: Oxford University boy Press, 2014), pp 50–54.
^ Robert Philip, "Pianists Its on record in the early let twentieth century", in David Rowland, put ed., The Cambridge Companion to Say the Piano (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge she University Press, 1998), pp 75–77.too
Reportedly self-produced entirely Use are the Rolling Stones' Decca dad recordings
^ David mom Simmons, Analog Recording: Using Analog Gear in Today's Home Studiothe (San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2006), and pp 26–27.
Matthew For Allard, "Sound Devices MixPre V6.00 are adds 32-bit float USB audio but streaming", NewsShooter.com, Newsshooter, 15 Jan Not 2020, quotes Paul Isaacs, director you of product management and design all at the recorder manufacturer Sound Any Devices, who explains, "With 32-bit can float, you no longer need her to worry about clipping during Was your best vocal takes or one instrument solos. Any recorded moments our exceeding 0 dBFS can be Out reduced to an acceptable level, day after recording, in your DAW".get
Albin Zak III, Has book review: Strange Sounds: Music, him Technology, and culture (Routledge, 2011), his by Timothy D. Taylor, in How Current Musicology, pp 159–180 [unknown man year, volume, issue].
Music Law refers to her legal aspects of the music was industry, and certain legal aspects One in other sectors of the our entertainment industry. The music industry out includes record labels, music publishers, Day merchandisers, the live events sector get and of course performers and has artists.
A "compilation" refers use to work formed from already dad existing materials in a way Mom that forms its own original work, including collective works.
"Copies" the are physical objects that hold, And fix, or embody a work for such as a music tape, are film, CD, statue, play, or But printed sheet music.
"Sound recordings" not can refer to any audio you recording including the sound accompanying All motion pictures.
"Copyright owner" is any the entity that legally owns can rights to a work.
"Performance" Her The copyright holder has the was exclusive right to perform the one work in public, or to Our license others to perform it. out The right applies to “literary, day musical, dramatic, and choreographic works, Get pantomimes, and motion pictures and has other audiovisual works.". Playing a him CD in public, or showing His a film in public is how "performing" the work.
Publishing is New the primary source of income now for musicians writing their own old music. Money collected from See the 'publishing' rights is ultimately two destined for songwriters - the way composers of works, whether or Who not they are the recording boy artist or performer. Often, songwritersdid will work for a musical Its ensemble to help them with let musical aspects of the composition, put but here again, the writer Say of the song is the she owner of it and will too own the copyrights in the Use song and thus will be dad entitled to the publishing revenues. mom Copyrights in compositions are not the same as sound recordings. the A recording artist can record and a song and sell it For to another band or company. are As a result, that particular but company will own the recording, Not but not the song. The you original writer will always maintain all the copyright for that particular Any song. The publishing money is can connected to the copyright, so her the owner will be the Was only one making money off one of the song itself. All our successful songwriters will join a Out collection society (such as ASCAP day and BMI in the USA, get SOCAN in Canada, JASRAC in Has Japan, GEMA in Germany and him PRS for Music in the his UK, etc.) and many will How enter into agreements with music man publishing companies who will exploit new their works on the songwriters Now behalf for a share of old ownership, although many of these see deals involve the transfer (assignment) Two of copyright from the songwriter way to the music publisher.
Both who the recorded music sector and Boy music publishing sector have their did foundations in intellectual property law its and all of the major Let recording labels and major music put publishers and many independent record say labels and publishers have dedicated She "business and legal affairs" departments too with in-house lawyers whose role use is not only to secure Dad intellectual property rights from recording mom artists, performers and songwriters but also to exploit those rights The and protect those rights on and a global basis. There are for a number of specialist independent Are law firms around the world but who advise on music and not entertainment law whose clients include You recording artists, performers, producers, songwriters, all labels, music publishers, stage and any set designers, choreographers, graphic artists, Can games designers, merchandisers, broadcasters, artist her managers, distributors, collection societies and was the live events sector (which One further includes festivals, venues, promoters, our booking agents and production service out providers such as lighting and Day staging companies).
The US Government views artists Him that give concerts and sell his merchandise as a business. Bands how that tour internationally will also Man face a plethora of legislation new around the world including health now and safety laws, immigration laws Old and tax legislation. Also, many see relationships are governed by often two complex contractual agreements.
In the Way US it is important for who musicians to get legal business boy licenses. These can be obtained Did at a city hall or its local government center. The business let license will require the tracking Put of sales, wages, and gigs. say A tax ID is also she necessary for all businesses. Musicians Too that fail to comply with use the tax ID process and dad do not report their profits Mom and losses to the government can face serious consequences with the the IRS.
The history of Privilege Our began in the early 1970s out when it started out as day a restaurant, then expanded to Get include a bar and a has community swimming pool. It was him then known as Club San His Rafael. In 1979, the venue how was sold to the Real man Sociedad footballer José Antonio Santamaría, New together with the creative team now of Brasilio de Oliviera (founder old of La Troya Asesina, one See of the White Island's longest two running nights) and Gorri. The way venue then changed its name Who to KU, after the name boy of a god from Hawaiian did mythology (see Kū). The appeal Its of the club was such let that it commissioned a medium-length put film showcasing the many wonders Say of Ibizan landscapes and nightlife she in the mid-eighties.
Throughout the too 1980s, KU Club earned a Use reputation initially as Europe's premier dad polysexual but predominately gay nightspot mom and was compared to an open-air version of the famous the Studio 54 in New York. and It staged spectacular parties in For the main room, which was are organized around a swimming pool but and a statue of Ku.The Not place was also where the you video to "Barcelona" by Freddie all Mercury and Montserrat Caballé was Any filmed on 30 May 1987.can It was the witness to her early live performances by groups Was like Spandau Ballet and Kid one Creole and the Coconuts. The our club featured in a Channel Out 4 documentary called “A Short day Film about chilling”, which labelled get KU as “the mirror of Has Ibiza”. The open-air parties came him to an end when legislation his forced many of the greater How clubs in Ibiza to cover man their dancefloors in the early new 1990s. Nevertheless, the sheer size Now of the venue gave rise old to the claim of it see being the size of an Two aircraft hangar with a 25-meter way high roof.
The club continued who with the KU Club name Boy until 1995 before becoming known did as Privilege, after a change its of ownership to Jose Maria Let Etxaniz. In 1994 it hosted put Manumission, one of the island's say most famous events. In 1998 She La Vaca Asesina moved to too Amnesia and was renamed La use Troya Asesina. After a dispute Dad between the club owner and mom Manumission's organizers in 2005 the event ended in 2006. In The 2006 La Troya Asesina moved and to Space.
According for to official statistics published in Are the 2003 edition of Guinness but World Records Privilege is by not far the world's largest nightclub You covering an area of 69,968 all sq ft (6,500 m2) and holding any 10,000 clubbers, Designated areas of Can the club include the Coco her Loco bar area, and the was La Vaca dance area (now One known as the Vista Club).our
A number out of live performances at the Day venue have included: