What artists need to know about creating a professional network and building a career - Q & A with Arthur Baker

Monday Feb 13th, 2017


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We had a chance to speak with Arthur Baker in anticiaption for this Wednesday's Salon.

You are one of the guest speakers for the YoungArts Salon: Discovery + Emerging Talent on February 15, 2017. What can the audience look forward to for the evening?
Some great ancient secret stories about New Edition.
 
What advice would you give young talents today who are considering a career in music production?
I'd say don't do it. Only kidding. Get skilled at your craft, listen to lots of different types of music, old and new, keep an open mind and follow your instincts.
 
You have observed and experienced a lot of change in the industry over the course of your career. What do you think are key factors to being successful as a producer today and having a long career?
Learn how to collaborate. Don't get pigeonholed. Keep yourself up to date with the newest technology or find a young kid to keep you up to date.
 
Please share some of your personal career highlights with us?
Producing Al Green, and producing the Sun City record which enabled me to work with Miles Davis, Lou Reed and Bobby Womack amongst many.
 
What is the latest? What are you currently working on?
I'm transferring my masters to digital and making dance records in Miami and Ibiza while also releasing my back catalogue and a ton of unreleased stuff on my new label Baked Recordings.