Ghost producer is an artist who produces music tracks for other artists or clients. They sometimes compose the entire track or help the artists with the finishing and technical aspects. Ghost producers are paid in terms of royalties or monetarily. Its a pre-determined agreement which is mutual.
Ghost production is preferred by artists who are looking for a stable income or the ones who like doing the technical production of the tracks in the studio rather than performing it in front of live audience.
It has been observed that gradually, producers are choosing ghost production as their career option as it benefits them in variety of ways. They get to follow their passion and earn a pretty decent amount of money for the same. Though ghost production is an established business now, yet certain artists in the EDM industry keep it low-key.
There were rumors stating that Afrojack has ghost produced the track ‘Titanium’ for David Guetta. There was a big wave of astonishment when Afrojack agreed that he did ghost produce that track. He is a top EDM artist who has been
known for dropping some brilliant piece of music since decades. So when the news of him ghost producing track for Guetta came into picture, the world was left in shock. Afrojack admitted on Twitter to TheFPIA (Fake Producers Intelligence Agency) that he did help Guetta to ghost produce Titanium. He did not want to attach his name to this chart topping track because he thought it would damage his image in the industry.
Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike
It was news of the EDM world when DVLM had won the DJ Top Mag 100 poll and were enthroned No.1 DJs in the world. Later, YourEDM had recently published an article highlighting a conversation between Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike. According to that, the Belgium brothers opted for a tactic top sweep the votes by sending bunch of girls around the festival asking people to submit their info in a prefilled iPad that votes for the duo.Right after this in January 2014 EKM.co leaked a contract between DVLM and Maarten Vorwerk which stated that Vorwerk had ghost produced the track ‘Stampede’ for the brothers. Though the management and Vorwerk refused to accept this allegation.
The entire world mourned after losing Avicii. He was not just an amazing artist who was known for his music but an incredible human who wanted to help various causes for the sake of humanity. There have been rumors that Avicii has had ghost producers in the past though there has never been a solid proof to support that accusation.