What does a Music (or Record) Producer do?
Songwriters write the songs, Singers sing the songs, Engineers record the songs, Mixers mix the songs, Mastering Engineers master the song/album. What do Producers do? In some current cases, they create the instrumental. In a more traditional sense, they are more like movie directors. They keep the broad view of the entire recorded song. They translate, oversee, and direct the vision to all involved to create a marketable recording. While everyone plays their own individual part, the Producer makes sure the parts create one effective whole.