Why do EDM ghost producers ghost produce instead of releasing music under their own name?
There are many facets to answer this question “Why do EDM producers ghost produce?”. One of them is that not all producers who compose music are looking for fame. For some people, they like to limit themselves within the walls of their studio. Not all ghost producers want fame. Not also every skilled person desire to have the spotlight.
Another reason could be that. For selling a music one not just requires talent but a brand is also an essential factor. The number of DJs that can command 5-figure booking fees, across any electronic music genre is probably in the like low hundreds. Producing music is one thing but to sell it a brand is to be built. Brands are built through marketing, advertising, networking, distribution, etc.
Only Production Talent Does Not Make A Hit. Hits Are Made By Real Brands.
Yes, I accept that production quality is the most important part but production is just one ingredient.
Artists are built by combining many things, Advertising, Marketing, the very important factor networking, and distribution.
No matter what is the quality of your track if it can not reach to your target fans and followers then the track is useless. None of the people will listen to your track until you manually reach them. People you share your music with usually ignore it. There are hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people currently trying their hands at dance music production. There’s a lot of amazing music out there. But still, the signal to noise ratio is so low, people have to rely on other indicators to find quality (such as labels, brands, trusted personal networks).
Why Producer Choosing to become A Ghost Producer
Most of the producer chooses to become a ghost producer due to lack of knowledge in marketing and branding. Ghost Producers have a fixed amount of fee they charge for their music. It gives them a stable earning which they use to make more music. If a producer is really good at it and is flexible with shifting genres then it’s potentially sustainable.