You have been successfully building your experience and skills on Audiodraft to become a Co-Producer – congratulations! These 5 key points will help you advance your Co-Producer career on Audiodraft. They should also be seen as guidelines that ought to be followed when co-producing, especially on Agency Studios. Failure to comply with the Code of Conduct will result in disciplinary action such as Co-Producer status revocation, account suspension or account termination.
Please be respectful and polite when communicating with Designers, Clients and Audiodraft Team members. Audiodraft is a global community of 20,000+ designers that brings together different people from 120+ countries. This diverse bunch consists of trained creatives as well as less experienced newcomers. Polite communication is crucial.
Try to be as objective as possible when rating or shortlisting entries. Don't prioritise Designers based on anything (e.g. friendship, gender, country of origin, etc.) except the music they produce. Keep in mind that incoherent co-producing will have a negative impact on your Co-Producer status.
Positive feedback is always helpful. Even if you think an entry is bad, try to motivate your opinion and express it constructively. Bluntly bashing entires is not accepted. If you're unsure about the quality of an entry, take a break and come back to it later – even Co-Producer's ears get tired!
Keep your ears and your mind fresh; listen to lots of different music, read up on production techniques and business news, think about what constitutes great audio. Co-produce Challenges and use the Quality Control Tool to train your ears. Keeping active by producing music of your own can also make you a better Co-Producer. The Audiodraft newsletter offers useful additional info that will help you stay on top of your game.
Creating great audio for any given brief is no easy task. The special quirks of the business add to the challenge. Ultimately, your expertise will help clients find the audio they need. As a Co-Producer your task is to find the best audio for the product. This isn't always in line with your personal preferences, and the client always gets the last word. Please remember; deadlines are often tight, schedules can change, and customers' needs vary based on the project, the schedule and the budget. When co-producing on Agency Studios, do not shortlist entries even though you know the Designer is eager to get on the shortlist, but please shortlist entries that you genuinely think the client would like to hear. A big part of Co-Producing is managing the shortlist according to the client's needs. Flooding the shortlist with too many options makes it harder for the client to find the right tune. Please keep the amount of shortlisted entries within the requested scope; quality before quantity!
Please also make yourself familiar with the Co-Producing Guidelines, Audiodraft Help and FAQ sections. There you'll find more information about different opportunities and how to make the most out of your career with Audiodraft.