Creating a quality song is a gift that most people will never get the chance to have. The way technology and music have come together to bring us such incredible advancements in the songwriting, recording, and production process is simply magical.
Music production is a truly fantastic skill to master, but it can be a very daunting task for beginners and professionals alike.
Like songwriters, producers can easily get writer's block and often need tons of inspiration to keep their creativity and consistency flowing to reach their goals.
Here are a few inspiring and intriguing quotes from some of the most well-known music producers in the industry that I would like to share with you.
Quotes like these can be added to your affirmations, on t-shirts, on wall decor, and so much more if you feel like one or more of these stick to you.
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"I think the hardest thing to overcome is judging yourself and being your own worst critic." - Nile Rodgers
"School is the same as producing: If you want to make it far, there are a million, trillion people trying to do the same thing. If you're not in over-grind mode, it's probably not going to work the way that you want it to." - Metro Boomin
"You can't be 'on' everyday, no one is a hit machine all the time. But if you're loving the music it will happen. It shouldn't be laborious." - Scott Storch
"Post your songs, but also be a part of the community. Offer constructive criticism to others if they ask and take part in the discussion. There's a LOT to learn from other like-minded producers and on top of that, you just might hit the right ears one day" - Electric Mantis
"When the ideas are coming, I don't stop until the ideas stop because that train doesn't come along all the time." - Dr. Dre
"You make your mistakes to learn how to get to the good stuff." - Quincy Jones
"Some people say there's nothing new under the sun. I still think that there's room to create, you know. And intuition doesn't necessarily come from under this sun. It comes from within." - Pharrell
"The power of a great producer lies in their ability to evoke emotions through sound and create a lasting impact on the listener." - Unknown
"To me, my studio is my trap house. That's where I trap out of; that's where I hustle. That's where I make my money." - Zaytoven
"I think I'm a whole lot to handle. I definitely am, in every aspect. I'm the video director. I'm the graphics designer. I'm the rapper. I'm the visionary. I'm the music producer. I'm the executive producer. I'm just going to end it off to be poetic: I'm the future of music." - Kanye West
"The genius of hip hop producers lies in their ability to sample, flip, and manipulate sounds, transforming the familiar into something fresh and groundbreaking." - Unknown
"I wanted to feel like an artist for once in my life. I wanted to use other producers for respect, to let them know that I listen to other people's music and that I'm just not out here on my own page." - Jermaine Dupri
"I've gone seventy-nine hours without sleep, creating. When that flow is going, it's almost like a high. You don't want it to stop. You don't want to go to sleep for fear of missing something." - Dr. Dre
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"An old pop music producer once said that there are really only four kinds of a song a person can write: "I love you/I hate you/go away/come back!" That's a funny observation." - Matt Redman
"Creating dance music is like painting with sound, where every beat and melody becomes a brushstroke on the dancefloor canvas." - Unknown
"Everything I make as a producer, I visualize it as a DJ first. And all those beats, I test them as a DJ." - David Guetta
"Like songwriters, producers can easily get writer's block and often need tons of inspiration to keep their creativity and consistency flowing to reach their goals." - Unknown
"The producers and writers of dance music are becoming the stars, not so much the DJs." - Kaskade
"The music industry is dominated by guys. I work with men 98 percent of the time - producers, arrangers, musicians, engineers." - Shakira
"There are a lot of producers and people in the music industry who take credit for the work of others when it's not actually their work. Especially big producers - they have a song that's written by one guy with a produced mix by someone else and then it's sung by someone else. "- Howard Lawrence
"Lyrically, I could be so much sharper. Melodically, I could be so much stickier. Musically, I could have so much more texture. So I'm constantly doing that, trying to find new ways to mix things up." - Pharrell Williams
"Engineering producers who don't play and have technology as a background may be the reason why there's a lot of cold non-musical music, for lack of a better description." - Bill Laswell
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"People do not look at the music business as an entrepreneur business at all times, but everything in this business is entrepreneurship. It's one thing to have the money and not have the knowledge. A lot of times people have great ideas, but don't have a plan. The whole thing about being an entrepreneur is you have to have a plan." - Bryan-Michael Cox
"I listen to a lot of alternative types of music: I listen to a lot of Chinese music, I listen to a lot of Asian music. It might surprise you, but I listen to a lot of Arabic music. And I don't care – music is music." - Timbaland
"Everyone wants to work with the big new producer or the hot new singer. The key is to find them before they're hot." - Timbaland
"Music production is a constant journey of learning and exploration. There are no limits to what you can create if you have the passion and dedication." - Unknown
"I felt obligated to change music to art, the same way that Galileo proved the Earth was round to the world and that the Sun did not stand still." - Phil Spector
"What's nice about being a producer is you get to roll the dice more often, and you get to be involved with lots of different kinds of music." - Jerry Harrison
"I'm not really interested in participating in mainstream culture. Participating in the mainstream music business is, to me, like getting involved in a racket. There's no way you can get involved in a racket and not someway be filthied by it." - Steve Albini
"I sort of feel I'm only as good as the last record I made. I was on as soon as I finish it I immediately put it aside and move on to the next project." - Butch Vig
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