If you have a Twitter account, you’ve undoubtedly seen the nonsense viral tweet making its rounds about music producers. The tweet, below, claims that “music producers shouldn’t get the same credit as the artist.” Which, in a genre like electronic music/pop/literally ANYTHING, is probably the most ridiculous claim ever.
Music Producers should not get the same credit as the artist.
— Alina (@alinathequeenx) December 23, 2018
Many artists from across the electronic spectrum responded to the tweet in the last 24 hours since it’s gone viral. 3LAU, Getter, Whipped Cream, and more all joined in to take down the OP.
Give some of the responses a look below.
Not going to come in here hot, but as a counterargument:
“Producers” don’t always just “make beats”. Sometimes they write all the lyrics. Sometimes they write all the vocal melodies. Sometimes they do absolutely nothing. Same can be said for “the artist”.
You simply don’t know
— 🍃EKALI🍃 (@EkaliMusic) December 24, 2018
so if i produce and engineer every part of somebodys album EXCEPT the lyrics, i dont deserve credits? pic.twitter.com/Po41fgWfz6
— 𝕲𝖊𝖙𝖙𝖊𝖗 (@GetterOfficial) December 25, 2018
The artist is just the marketable vessel through which a song is statistically more likely to succeed.
Deals are negotiated based on perceived value contribution, just as in any other business.
The contribution level of writers , singers, producers has high variance.
— ▽ (@3LAU) December 25, 2018
On a level of of 1 to dumb…you’re fully lobotomised
— FuntCase | DPMO (@FuntCaseUK) December 24, 2018
Merry Christmas to everyone except you, Alina https://t.co/rkxmGsXd7h
— WHIPPED CREAM (@WHIPPEDCREAM) December 25, 2018
u the only person i’ve ever blocked 🤠 pic.twitter.com/IVpJXJDzle
— TAILS (@tailsxbeats) December 24, 2018
Unfortunately you couldnt be more wrong. I would go into it, but it seems you dont know much about the industry, so i probably would be wasting my time
— Joseph Anthony (@JosephAnthonyC0) December 25, 2018
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