The Producer’s Chair Mission Statement
To Provide … a ‘BACKSTAGE PASS’ to ‘THE MUSIC INDUSTRY’,
through the ears and eyes
of the most celebrated Producers, in ‘THE MUSIC INDUSTRY’
The Producer’s Chair is the only place where ‘EVERYBODY’ can connect with Nashville’s most prominent producers.
And … you just never know who else is going to show up that night.
In advance of every show, my guest and I get together at their home, office or studio and we cover everything that we want to talk about, on the show. My pre-show interviews are taped and are usually about one-two hrs in length. Then, there’s homework . I transcribe the interview and write my Producer’s Chair Column for Music Row Magazine and the content also serves my interview on the show. I spend about four days per month on the internet doing research and listening to a good cross-section of the albums they’ve produced.
I created The Producer’s Chair to be ‘EDUCATIONAL & ENTERTAINING’ … to meet the community’s need for KNOWLEDGE, CONNECTIONS and THE TRUTH.
I designed The Producer’s Chair with a structured and yet casual approach. Attendees can kick-back and have a drink, while the producers share stories about their successes, defining moments in their careers, their music, their mentors and their historical relationships with the biggest artists, musicians, songwriters and music execs on the planet.
Everyone who attends the show has the opportunity to …
1. Submit a ‘1-song’ demo.
2. Ask questions during Q&A
3. Win great door prizes ranging from microphones, studio headsets and software packages, to free studio & rehearsal time
4. Meet and have their photo taken with my guest, after the show
Harold Bradley, past President of the Nashville Musicians Union once told me; “You don’t have to know everybody in Nashville. You only have to know one person, who knows everybody in Nashville.”
The Producer’s Chair is all about relationships.
James Rea – Creator/Host
10th Anniversary Show … August 25, 2016
NASHVILLE MAYOR, MEGAN BARRY SIGNS
‘PRODUCER’S CHAIR PROCLAMATION’
In 2010 The Producer’s Chair was honored to receive The Tennessee Songwriters Association’s HALLMAN AWARD for “The most outstanding contribution to the songwriting community.”