If you produce music for a client, then your job is to be the chaneller of your client’s wants and demands.
The client takes a risk in trusting you to make music that they don’t have a clear picture of come alive.
Music is subjective. Average people do not have the vocabulary to describe music accurately.
“Please keep and sustain the note from the chord on the fourth beat of measure 43 so that the following measure starts with a sustained forth chord which give off an unresolved feeling” said no client ever.
Here’s what I keep in mind when dealing with clients for music production.