Are you lucky to be producing music for your client, or are they lucky that you’re producing them?
How does your answer influence the approach you take to the song? The edit? The mix?
If the perspective is that you’re ‘just doing them a favor’, will you put in the extra time that takes their song from “good” to “GREAT”?
Or will you just hit it with “auto”…and wonder why they don’t return for their next record?
Sometimes a tweak on our perspective is all it takes to start building a long term career.
Or slowly kill one.