After several yeras of engineering and mixing, I'm starting to take my first producing gigs.
One is a deal with a solo artist, live Piano and vocals recording in a nice concert Hall, kinda "best of" his songs and unreleased material. So in that case, no real creative input but the choice of songs , and performance drive.
The second one is a more inside job, with a rock singer on the come back after a bad Major experience. Has a bunch of songs, but some heavy work still on the go.
Both projects have a good following (audience and pro) but no Label contract right now.
How would you deal the terms of contract ? What percentage of record sells ? Would you do it without a record label ? Would you charge the artist for studio time (that would make HIM the producer I guess ?)
I'll do the projects anyway, cos They're both great Artists, and I am what they need right now to make the step up, but every input is welcome