We surveyed 1,118 music producers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical music producer. Here are the results.
How much intelligence is required as a music producer?
Working as a music producer typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.
Can I learn to become a music producer?
A career as a music producer typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.
Is it easy to get a job as a music producer?
It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a music producer.
Do music producers work full-time or part-time?
36% of music producers work in full-time roles while 64% work part-time.
Is being a music producer stressful?
Music producers tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.
Is being organized important as a music producer?
Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a music producer.
How competitive is the workplace for music producers?
Music producers tend to see lots of competition in the workplace, with desire to get ahead of co-workers being common.
Does being a music producer require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?
Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for music producers.
Are music producers allowed to express themselves creatively?
Creativity is intrinsic to being a music producer, and a highly valuable part of the career.
Do music producers have control over the direction of their work?
Music producers have high flexibility in the direction of their work, allowing them a lot of freedom in how they accomplish their goals.
Is being a music producer physically demanding?
Work as a music producers is not the most physically demanding of careers, falling in the bottom half of all careers.
Are music producers exposed to a wide variety of work?
While sometimes repetitive, music producers tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.
Does being a music producer require attention to detail?
As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for music producers.
Does being a good music producer require compassion and empathy?
Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as music producers.