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The greatest music producers of all time

Yardbarker Logo By Evan Sawdey of Yardbarker | Slide 1 of 51: The role of the music producer has never been static. While many think that a producer walks into the studio and hits the big red "record" button, their role is much more dynamic than that. Over the years, the producer doesn't just set up the mics but also counsels the artist in front of the mic. They cut songs, make certain instruments pop in the mix, and in the modern pop and hip-hop era, may very well be responsible for every instrument on the track. There is a litany of amazing producers who didn't make this cut (so apologies to John Hammond, Conny Plank, Jeff Lynne, Linda Perry, No I.D., and many others), but this is a list for legends only. So let's celebrate people responsible for bringing your favorite albums to life by presenting the greatest music producers of all time in random order.

The greatest music producers of all time

The role of the music producer has never been static. While many think that a producer walks into the studio and hits the big red "record" button, their role is much more dynamic than that. Over the years, the producer doesn't just set up the mics but also counsels the artist in front of the mic. They cut songs, make certain instruments pop in the mix, and in the modern pop and hip-hop era, may very well be responsible for every instrument on the track. 

There is a litany of amazing producers who didn't make this cut (so apologies to John Hammond, Conny Plank, Jeff Lynne, Linda Perry, No I.D., and many others), but this is a list for legends only. So let's celebrate people responsible for bringing your favorite albums to life by presenting the greatest music producers of all time in random order.

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