NEW YORK — Hip hop producers and producers have been doing their best to keep their businesses afloat in the past few years, but the industry has had a rocky start.
In a new industry report, a major producer and producer’s union says producers have suffered from understaffing and lack of talent, and they are also dealing with rising competition from music streaming services and other streaming services.
The Professional Music Business Association said it had recorded 1,564 complaints from producers and their employees in the first six months of 2018.
It found that many of the complaints were about understaffed production and insufficient talent, as well as concerns about quality of music and quality of the artists they are working with.
It also noted that while some of the problems have been solved, others are not, such as understaffings at some of these companies, lack of staff training and a lack of quality control at some production facilities.
The union also said that producers are experiencing challenges as the digital and streaming world has changed, and it has seen producers move their production from small to large-scale to compete against other producers.