Producers - Tips for searching Producers
Our Producers section of the directory contains details for producers, remixers, mix and sound engineers who are keen to work with emerging bands and artists. This section also includes listings for producer management companies, so aspiring producers using the Guide can contact them for potential representation.
We recommend you start your search by focusing on those contacts who specialise in the style of music you’re making, although there are plenty who will welcome any genre. You can filter all Produer listings by genre, we have over 185 to choose from.
Tips for contacting producers
Before getting in touch with music producers we strongly suggest that you take 10 minutes or so to look at their website and/or social media profiles provided in their listing. Listen to bands and artists they have produced in the past to get an idea for their sound. This should give you more of an idea of whether your music will be suited to what they’re looking for.
If you feel your music is right for them and want to get in touch, then your research should have provided you with a little background info so you can individually tailor your communication to them. No one likes a blanket email!
What’s in a Producer listing?
• Contact details
• Social media profiles (where applicable)
• Contact name(s)
• Genres they specialise in
• Where you can submit demos and what format they prefer to receive
• Details of previous credits – tracks, artists & bands they have previously worked with
NB. Please note The Unsigned Guide can only publish the contact details and information that each individual company gives us permission to make publicly available so the level of detail in some listings can vary. We do our best to encourage companies and individuals listed to give as much info as possible to make sure the listings are helpful to you.
Further reading & advice
Follow the links below to documents & articles that we think can further help you covering approaching producers & producer management companies, production agreements, starting your own career as a music producer and preparing for time in the studio:
Fancy Yourself As A Music Producer? By Music Producers Guild http://members.theunsignedguide.com/category/services/ytmi/302
Sound engineer in the making? Making the jump from training to self employment http://members.theunsignedguide.com/blog/338
Make The Most of Your Studio Time Part 1 http://members.theunsignedguide.com/blog/513
Make The Most of Your Studio Time Part 2 http://members.theunsignedguide.com/blog/514
The Unsigned Guide’s Start-Up Guide to Sending Out Your Demos, Music Publishing & Getting Your Music Featured on Blogs http://members.theunsignedguide.com/category/management/ytmi/453
The Unsigned Guide’s Top Tips for Approaching Music Companies http://members.theunsignedguide.com/blog/331
What to do before you go into the studio http://members.theunsignedguide.com/blog/456
Get To Grips With Music Industry Agreements http://members.theunsignedguide.com/category/management/ytmi/357
Are Production Agreements An Option? By Musicians’ Union http://members.theunsignedguide.com/category/services/ytmi/312
BPI Music Industry Maps http://members.theunsignedguide.com/category/management/ytmi/316
7 Million Sound Makers Can’t Be Wrong, Can They? by