Alex Stanton by Alex Stanton  April 03, 2019 

Behind the Glass: Top Record Producers of All Time

behind the glassThis Summer our group programs, Sunburst Rocks Main Stage, Emerging Artists and the Suntones, will be learning all about the works of the greatest record producers of all time. What are record producers? They’re the people on the other side of the recording studio glass who help make all of the little decisions that add up to amazing music–none of your favorite songs would exist without them!

From the Beatles to Beyonce, every great musician is but one part of a team who works together to make the music we love. If you think of a band or artist as an orchestra, the producer is the conductor; while they may never touch an instrument, they’re often the single most important factor in how the music turns out. Like great musicians, great producers have their own sound and style and can give birth to huge movements in music, art, and culture through their work.

Our bands will choose from a list of incredible producers including: 

  • Quincy Jones
  • Brian Eno
  • Timbaland
  • Rick Rubin
  • Jack Antonoff, and more

The Bands will then conduct research to come up with a setlist of songs they produced. We’ll learn about what makes each producers style distinct and see if we can rework some of our other favorite songs in that style. We’ll also try our hand at songwriting and work to come up with a few tunes of our own to round out our set.

Our Behind the Glass Season runs June through August and will feature several performance opportunities within the month of August.

Read more about our group programs Sunburst Rocks, Emerging Artists and The Suntones and get in touch with us to sign up or if you have any questions!

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