A new, updated edition of famed producer Richard James Burgess' book, The Art of Music Production: The Theory and Practice, will be released in September 2013.
Burgess, who is best known as the man who started and strengthened the New Romantic movement, said in an interview on Revenge of the 80s Radio the book's latest version has been completed and is ready for pre-order on Amazon and other digital outlets. The book has become a prime source for both established and up-and coming producers for an in-depth look at their field and its creators.
Burgess discusses the (now six, formerly four) different types of producers in his updated tome, defines their role, how to get into the business, training, and insights from him and other greats in the field.
Burgess stresses that The Art of Music Production: The Theory and Practice is not a "how to" book, but more of a widespread look at the industry and professon as a whole while sharing his experiences, values and thoughts. He wrote the first edition in 1994; this will be the fourth.