In The Boardroom With Harvey Mason Jr.

Harvey Mason, Jr.

GRAMMY-nominated producer discusses his career, songwriting and the art of collaboration

GRAMMY-nominated producer/songwriter Harvey Mason Jr. was the recent guest for the inaugural installment of In The Boardroom, an educational series produced by The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter Education Committee featuring interviews with past and present Academy Board members. Mason discussed his career beginnings, the important relationship between producer and artist, songwriting and crafting melodies, microphone preferences and production techniques, and more.

“[Vocal production] … is something I pride myself on,” said Mason. “It involves working with the artist. It involves being able to get the right emotion and the right response from the artist on each line of the song. … A vocal producer is very important, and it’s a very important component of an overall successful and good-sounding record.”

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