Two music producers in a recording studio, beatmaking and discussing the art of songwriting vs producing out loud.

Songwriting vs. Producing | Producing Out Loud Ep. 5

Welcome to Producing Out Loud, our new series where we discuss a wide range of topics related to music production, business, and technology.

In this episode, Pyramind’s Matt Donner is joined by Erin Barra and Avery Berman to discuss the differences between songwriting and producing. Erin is an associate professor in the Songwriting Department at Berklee College of Music, and Avery is an award winning producer who is available for booking online via our mentorship network.

00:02:41 – Struggling to finish songs
00:09:15 – Making decisions as your write music
00:10:35 – “Intention” in the writing process
00:12:37 – Where should new producers start?
00:23:25 – Difference between a “song” and a “track”
00:28:50 – How to approach remixes
00:32:35 – Introducing producers to the concept of “mood”
00:37:57 – Producing vs. Songwriting vs. Sound Design
00:44:26 – Titling songs

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