What is a music producer? In this interview with female producer Rosie Bans we discuss what music production is and why there are so few women in music production.
ROSIE BANS'S BIO
Fresh out the gates, Glasgow-born and bred Rosie Bans grew up on a vibrant diet of Alice Cooper, Bert Jansch and the Spice Girls. A whirlwind creative force, she has released six EPs and one full-length studio album, the latter generously funded by Creative Scotland.
Hitting the fiery highs and self-reflective lows of human emotion, Rosie’s repertoire continues to pulse and expand and while debut album “Identify Yourself” (2017) honed in on straight-talking topics of mental health and grief, in particular surrounding the loss of her own mother, Rosie now switches gears in a post-pandemic world for a different kind of rhythm which the artist explores in her upcoming five-track EP “Flourish”, to be released later on this year.
Not shy in the realm of social justice however, Rosie is committed to supporting the music industry becoming a place for people to truly thrive in. The artist currently runs FASE, an audio collective for women, non-binary folks, and gender nonconforming producers. She is also co-founder of SongSeeds Songwriting Retreats, providing affordable and accessible online songwriting camps to artists of all abilities, and serves on the FAC's beat board.
[12:oo] What is a music producer
[14:10] Producer vs mixing engineer
[17:18] How to find your style as a music producer
[19:08] The importance of life experience as a songwriter
[20:30] Why aren' there more women in music production?
[25:00] What is Fase?
[37:51] Collaborations within Fase
[40:31] Rosie's struggle with her own demons
[41:50] The turning point: write what is in you
[46:20] Rosie's projects
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