Being a music producer is like being a head coach. The job of the head coach has many facets to it just like the music producer. You’re the biggest fan and fiercest critic. You’re the quality control coach and perfectionist that will not to accept anything less (however, progress will demand that you do). You are in charge of making out the schedule and communicating with the venues to ensure that your “team” (artist/band) has a place to play. You’re also in charge of getting all of the equipment to and from the venue and ensuring that it is all set up properly and works. More than all of that, you are the motivator-in-chief. When things get frustrating (and they will), it’s up to you to inspire, push, lead and encourage everyone to get back up and keep going, even when everyone is just you. These things are all the big picture things that are true no matter if you have a band or if it’s just you.