I've learned recently that working with people who aren't as evolved musically, as those who have been doing this 15 or more years, may impede my growth as a musician. As a producer I am entrusted with the task of taking someone's idea(s) and turning them into fruition.
But what if the client(s) don't know how to explain what they want? They bring in samples of beats, youtube videos of popular songs.....etc. You listen and start creating and the client finds that their sample(s) aren't really what they wanted after all. Well I have a lot of patience. In fact I've spent as much at 8 month on one song that brought me such angst. At the end of the 8th month we started over again. Needless to say that $ isn't even considered at this point. It's about getting it done. What's damaging is I can't grow in what I'm doing for waiting for my client to understand some of the basic rules of songwriting and production. They may want it to feel a certain way but do not have the facilities to convey what they want. As a producer I am in a stalemate. I have to wait until growth has occurred so I can do my job. As of yet that song has not been resolved. I love making my own music. Producing other people is fun cause I get to see what others are doing. I've found that it is more fun when my clients have done two or three records of their own and come to me with a vision that they want me to help them with. When it's the unknown it's scary.
I'm a musician/spiritualist
Some of my thoughts are not my upbringing but my experience through life. I'm open to learn so feel free to comment.