By PSW Staff • July 29, 2016 Cover of The Music Producer's Handbook, Second Edition, by Bobby Owsinski. The Music Producer’s Handbook, Second Edition has just been published by Hal Leonard, revealing secrets to becoming a music producer and producing projects in any genre of music. Among the topics covered are the producer’s multiple responsibilities and all the elements involved in a typical production, including budgeting, contracts, selecting the studio and engineer, hiring session musicians, and even getting paid. The Music Producer’s Handbook, Second Edition also covers the true mechanics of production, from analyzing, troubleshooting, and fixing a song that isn’t working to getting the best performance and sound out of a band or vocalist. In addition, author Bobby Owsinski tackles what may be the toughest part of being a producer – being a diplomat, a confidant, and an amateur psychologist all at once. The new edition includes new chapters on self-production, small studio production, and how the new songwriter-producer and engineer-producer hybrids make money in our new digital music world, along with offering several new interviews with some of the best-selling producers from different musical genres, who offer advice on getting started, getting paid, and making hits. Producer/engineer Bobby Owsinski is one of the best-selling authors in the music industry, with 24 books that are staples in audio recording, music, and music business programs in colleges worldwide. He writes for Forbes on the new music business, his popular blogs have been visited more than 6 million times, and he’s appeared on CNN and ABC News as a music branding and audio expert. The Music Producer’s Handbook, Second Edition $34.99 (U.S.) Inventory #HL 00151139 ISBN: 9781495045226 Find out more here. Hal Leonard Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Bobby Owsinski Books Education Engineer Hal Leonard Producers Recording Technician Training · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.