I was recently asked by a client “how long does it take to write, produce, and mix a song?”
I sat the client down and asked, are you asking this question due to budget and time constraints or just a general knowledge of what works in the music industry to make a commercially equal song? First they asked, what is a commercially equal song? So I told them equal to what you hear on the radio & gave examples such as Adele, Jay-Z etc. Their answer was that’s exactly what I want, a commercially equal song. So I asked, did they have the real budget to accommodate such and I heard crickets…lol
It’s common these days on any social network or even offline for so-called producer/writers to say & even guarantee in some cases that they can make a track in a half hour , finish a joint in a day, or make radio-ready recordings for the low, but what are you really getting? You surely are not getting a recording on the level of a Jay-Z, LMFAO, Linkin Park, or Erykah Badu.