A record producer or music producer has a very broad role in overseeing and managing the recording and production of a band or performer's music. In this case, Dote' plays and acts upon the many roles that may include, but are not limited to, gathering ideas for the project, selecting songs or session musicians, proposing changes to the song arrangements, coaching the artist and musicians in the studio, controlling the recording sessions, and supervising the entire process through audio mixing (recorded music) and, in all cases, to the audio mastering stage. Producers also often take on a wider entrepreneurial role, with responsibility for the budget, schedules, contracts, and negotiations. In the 2010s, the recording industry has two kinds of producers with different roles: executive producer and music producer. Executive producers oversee project finances while music producers oversee the creative process of recording songs or albums.
In most cases the music producer is also a competent arranger, composer, musician or songwriter such as Dote' (credited with 13 gold record awards), who can bring fresh ideas to a project. As well as making any songwriting and arrangement adjustments, Dote' as a producer often selects or gives suggestions for the raw recorded tracks and edits and modifies them with hardware and software tools and creates a stereo or surround sound "mix" of all the individual voices sounds and instruments, which is in turn given further adjustment by an incredible ear for mastering. The producer will also liaise with the recording engineer which in this case is Dote' who concentrates on the technical aspects of recording, whereas the executive producer keeps an eye on the overall project's marketability.
Composed of both solo artists and bands, this list includes the newcomers who are poised to have their biggest future yet. They are the future hopeful want to be icons who want to be a part of the dream to pioneer new musical genres, periods, and techniques, as signaled by the work they are already doing. From powerhouse vocalists like Thia Megia (American Idol) and the game-changing sounds of the productions of Dote', his list of artists to watch in 2017 is the perfect place to start when refreshing your playlists for the new year.