If you listen or read the interviews with artistes, you'd notice most of them say they listen to the beat before they come up with their lyrics. This alone reveals the importance of music producers in the music industry, especially the Afrobeats genre.
It is the job of the artiste to sing and record but the sound arrangement and the mixing of vocals and instrumentals is done by the producer. How good a song comes out 70-80% of the time depends on the producer and not just the singer. Most hit-songs today can be credited to the producer and as an artiste, working with the right producer would accelerate your progress by a huge mile.
Sommersnow met with a multiple award-winning producer, Produ'Zee and he not only had a word with us but also talked about his career, achievements, struggles and other related matters.
Below is the full interview.
How did you start producing and what gave you the motivation to stay with it?
"I started has a computer technician, then I got connected and interested to the music software then later started curious on how it worked. I decided to stick with it when I got my first 15 thousand for working on a song."
Have you ever had to relocate in order to gain more business?
Maintaining a successful career takes a lot of work and committment,how much time do you dedicate towards your work?
"I work when the spirit leads lol, but I make sure I give time for research and practice."
What are your accomplishments so far as a producer?
"Getting a multi-million studio, working with several artist and celebrities."
If there was one word you could use to explain your experience so far while working as a music producer, what would it be?
How long did it take you roughly to start excelling with your career?
How do you recharge, how do you spend time away from the studio?
"I do other jobs and I research a lot."
What goals did you have set before you started your career?
"Getting my own business, earning my own money."
What is your biggest struggle as a producer?
"Getting inspirations and getting people to listen to my sounds. It hard tho."
What's the weirdest or most amazing reaction you've had to your music?
"Weirdest: is this your best sound
Most amazing: can I pay 500k for this instrumental."
What piece of gear could you never live without?
"Gears � (mobile studio)."
For anyone that hasn't heard it yet, how would you describe your sound?
"My sound give goosebumps, Produ'ZEE "
At what point in your life did you have that moment where you said to yourself "This is it. This is the type of music I want to create?"
"Never, I have not seen that height yet. A producer should be experimental and consistent."
Is there anyone you'd love to collaborate and work with?
"Not really, I just need an artist who love to make good music."
What favourite tips can you share with fellow producers?
"Don't stop creating "
How can you be reached by someone that wants to work with you?
"@produzee on Instagram, Twitter https://produzee.com.ng"