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Hit Music Producers Sound Off

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As Producers Week comes to a close, I wanted to present you guys with something big.

I gathered some popular questions that many aspiring producers have, and sent them to a group of producers: some who are currently on their way up & others whose work you’re all very familiar with.

If you’ve ever wondered how producers’ answers differed when asked the same questions; now you’ll know.

These producers have too many hits to list, so for more information on each, I’ve included a link to each of their websites below each of their names.

Enjoy!

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Talking With Tha Bizness

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Tha Bizness: Henny & Dow Jones

Producers, Henny & Dow Jones, better known as, Tha Bizness, have been making a lot of noise recently – namely, for their production of Young Jeezy‘s smash hit, My President (Is Black), and Young Money‘s debut single, Every Girl.

As producers whose work is quickly taking over your iPod’s storage space, I asked them to share some insight for Producers Week.

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Talking With Producer Manager Zach Katz

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Producer Manager & CEO of Beluga Height, Zach Katz

Firstly, can you introduce yourself a bit and tell us what it is that you do?

My name is Zach Katz. I am a music manager and CEO of Beluga Heights, a record label and publishing company I have with my partners Jonathan “J.R” Rotem, the producer, and his brother Tommy Rotem, who is our A&R.

My background started about 12 years ago, when I became a music attorney. This was around 1996 or so. I did that for about 3-4 years. I liked it, but never really found it to be my passion. I always wanted to be more creative.

I had an opportunity to get in on the management side, which is really what I always wanted to do. I did that for about 5-6 years; I managed a lot of artists and producers, and through that I met J.R, and he became my only client.

Going from an attorney to a manager seems like a bit of an odd jump; how did that happen?

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Welcome To Producers Week

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Welcome to Producers Week!

Producers Week is a one week themed “event” on MakingTheMogul.com that focuses on the producers.

Throughout the week, I will feature several hit producers and producer managers, offering insight into the business of music production.

Whether you’re just starting out and want to learn about how others started their careers, or you’ve been producing for a few years and feel like you still need further insight into the industry or a bigger opportunity – Producers Week is for you.

This is my first event of the kind on makingthemogul.com, so I welcome any and all comments/suggestions on how to make it better for the next time.

Thanks and I hope you enjoy it!

**UPDATED**

Now that Producers Week is completed, below is an index of all the features:

J.R Rotem's Manager & CEO of Beluga Heights, Zach Katz

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Trafficker Management

Music Producers, Dirty Swift & Bruce Waynne - Midi Mafia

Hit Music Producers Sound Off

Lil Wayne, T-Pain & Mack Maine "Got Money"

The latest single from Lil Wayne‘s infamous, The Carter 3, just dropped. The track is called “Got Money” and features T-Pain and my bwoy Mack Maine. 

Everybody already knows who Lil Wayne & T-Pain are, but let me give you a quick rundown on the homie Mack Maine:

  • From New Orlean’s Hollygrove district
  • Been a member of Young Money since its inception
  • Can be seen at Lil Wayne concerts everywhere providing on-stage backup
  • Featured on numerous Lil Wayne & Young Money mixtapes
  • Has 2 mixtapes out with DJ Smallz (G-Series 101 w/ Currency & B*tch I’m Mack Maine)
  • Featured on “Shovelin Snow” from Birdman‘s “Fast Money” album

I’m happy to see Maine get more spotlight like he’s sure to get from this video. I mean.. a video with Lil Wayne & T-Pain? With the amount of attention and airplay both these artists get, you couldn’t possibly ask for a better outlet to the mainstream audience.

Lil Wayne. T-Pain. Mack Maine.

Hey… all three of their names rhyme. It’s kinda fun to say. Try it out.

Lil Wayne. T-Pain. Mack Maine.

Lil Wayne. T-Pain. Mack Maine.

Lil Wayne. T-Pain. Mack Maine.

Okay, anyways, here’s the video:

Lil Wayne, T-Pain & Mack Maine – “Got Money” 

 

I’m still kinda mad that we lost mackmaine.com to a corny landing page, but regardless, mackmaineonline.com will offer a full user experience once launched and in the meantime, you can check out Mack Maine at http://myspace.com/maine4president

Talking With Konvict Muzik’s Bu Thiam

Konvict Muzik's Bu Thiam

I first met Bu Thiam a few months back in Atlanta. After speaking to him for a bit and seeing the types of moves he was making, I immediately thought of featuring him when I first lauched the site.

As co-CEO of Konvict Muzik, Bu is definitely a mogul in the making.

During my discussion with Bu, we spoke about his entry into the game, career aspirations and the rumours of Akon‘s country album.

Oh yeah, if you’re thinking he looks familiar, that’s because he’s also Akon’s brother. But don’t think he got his position just because of that. Bu makes his own moves and is steadily rising as one of the music game’s biggest executives.

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Remix-A-Lot

Dj Twitch Remix

I’m usually not a big fan of house music, but my bwoy Dj Twitch recently sent me a couple of his house remixes and I can’t lie – I’m feelin them!

Check them out below and let me know what you think.

I see you Twizzy!

T-Pain ft. Yung Joc – Buy You A Drank (DJ Twitch Remix)

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Rich Boy – Throw Some D’s (DJ Twitch Remix)

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Mobb Deep – Got It Twisted (DJ Twitch Remix)

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Busta Rhymes – Dangerous (DJ Twitch Remix)

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