Do Producers Earn Money?

Answering the most frequently asked questions about producers according to YouTube’s auto-complete search function, including…

Do producers own masters?
Do producers make money?
Do producers use presets?
Do producers have to clear samples?

I keep screwing up my audio levels, so sorry about that. It’s mostly fixed but still crummy in places. Not up to my normal standard so sorry about that!

Jack of All Trades, Master of None

There must be a downside to being good at everything? Or, at least, a downside trying to be good at everything?
Today I’m examining the idea of being a “Jack Of All Trades”, and whether this is beneficial or harmful to a musical career. I’m doing so by tracking my freelance career path, and how each skill I’ve developed has informed and benefited further skills, and led to a point where I can earn money and call myself a professional musician.