Album Music Producers Near Me

Obviously you are searching for “a music producer near me”. The question is why?

When there’s a studio you can use just as effectively that can provide:

  • Better Musicians
  • Better Engineering
  • Better Production skills

    All at a highly competitive price.

    That studio is Nashville Trax

    Yes we are based in Nashville but we can work with you and produce your album without you ever leaving your home town!

    We are working on The Swansons second album now, the only thing they travel to Nashville for are their vocal parts. Their first album had two top 10 singles!


    Joe and Angie: The Swansons

    We have worked with many overseas artists and groups who had us produce, arrange and mix their album yet never came to Nashville, We cut their music tracks, they cut their vocals at a local studio. Check out our Nasville Trax Facebook page and read about the album project, done right here at Nashville Trax without them ever setting foot in the U.S. and WOW are they super pleased with how it turned out!

    We have worked with Dan Thompson, who came in only for his vocals.


    Singer and songwriter Dan Thompson

    You can work with us also, and get a better, even spectacular album produced, with full time session musicians, sometimes for less than using the local studio that has little, if any, talent associated with Billboard hits!



  • Christian Group, Dads and Daughters, Adds Sponsors, Website And Records 1st Single

    The Nashville based Christian group, Dads and Daughters, has added Nashville Trax and Play It Again Demos to their growing list of sponsors.

    Nashville Trax is providing free studio time and free space for the band’s web page:

    Play It Again Demos is providing free management for the group.


    Look for their first single to be released in September of 2017.

    While they do receive free studio time to record this Dads and Daughters original song, they are donating 100% of all profits from the single to Christian charity. Yet they must pay for the studio musician fees and CD manufacturing costs. Therefore donations at their website noted above are welcome.

    Nashville Trax Produced “Lighthouse” debuts at #1 on Southern Gospel Charts.

    Update: It’s no longer on the charts but what a feather in the cap of this singing trio.

    The  single, “Lighthouse” by The Greatest Gift debuted this week (second week of April, 2017) at the #1 spot on The Southern Gospel Times Weekly Top 40 chart.

    Congrats to these musicians who played on it:

    Drums/Percussion: Jim Riley, William Ellis

    All Acoustic and Electric Guitars: Tom Wild

    Keyboards: Steve King, Mike Biason

    Violins: Jenee Fleenor

    Horns: John Heinrick

    Bass Guitar: Bill Watson

    All music tracks on Lighthouse and the album it’s from, “Fishers of Men” were produced and arranged by Bill Watson of Nashville Trax.

    The Greatest Gift career is taking off in other ways as well, recently just about sweeping the Christian category at the 2017 national NACMAI competition with multiple #1 awards.



    The Greatest Gift

    When The Geatest Gift started making independent albums with Nashville Trax a few years they were performing at local churches. Fourty plus Nashville Trax produced songs comprising four albums later, they have a record deal, multiple TV appearances scheduled and will be touring the Southern U.S. starting this fall (of 2017).

    Congrats to this fine and dedicated Christian vocal group!

    Dan Thompson Single “A Day Without Progress” Produced by Nashville Trax, Distributed By Sony… 28 Weeks on Sirius XM. Give A Listen!


    Singer/songwriter Dan Thompson performing at the George Jones Entertainment Complex. downtown Nashville on Feb. 2, 2016.

    Dan Thompson’s followup single, A Day Without Progress” has released to radio and is enjoying lots of radio play… April 3rd, 2017 marking 28 straight weeks on Sirius.


    A Danny Thompson fan’s shot of “A Day Without Progress” cranking out on Sirius XM 171.

    In fact, the Nashville Trax produced Dan Thompson album is finished and Dan signed an agreement that even prior to completion, saw the first single Miles And Miles” released and distributed to 242 territories through Sony.

    Miles was actually released midstream, about three months ago, before the full album was finished and even prior to the deal with Sony being finalized. It’s absolutely blew up on radio, receiving over 2,000 spins per week on hundreds of stations in Australia and the U.K. (including on the BBC).

    Now “Miles and Miles” is starting to gain traction on radio in Dan’s home country of Canada:

    CJFN in Peguis, MB – ADD – “Danny Thompson Band has been added to rotation.”

    CFBW in Hanover, ON – ADD – “Danny Thompson Band is now in our system.”

    “Miles and Miles is being played on a country radio station in Owen sound. One of my drivers heard it twice Saturday while working on his truck!!!!”

    CHMM in Mackenzie, BC – ADD – “Danny’s song is now in full rotation.”

    Glad to see our hard work and Dan’s investment in doing quality work is paying off!

    And here’s the followup single:

    Why? Because Dan’s kids love the way the harmonica sounds like a duck quacking in the intro; they want to hear it over and over. Now there’s a scientifically sound method. Why bother with demographic research and test marketing when you have quacking ducks, lol!

    “A Day Without Progress”

    Lead Vocals: Dan Thompson
    Drums: William Ellis
    Bass Guitar: Bill Watson
    Acoustic and Electric Guitars:
    Tom Wild
    B3 Organ: Steve King
    Harmonica: Mike Douchette
    Background Vocals: Angela Derrington
    Tracking engineering:
    Bill Watson
    Mixing and Mastering engineering:
    Bill Watson, Shawn Conley
    Written by: Dan Thompson
    Arranged and produced by Bill Watson

    Okay, there was more to it than a quacking duck! A Day Without Progress is uptempo, has the “bro country” rap portion near the end (bro country is super popular right now). Plus it’s a “pull ’em out of their seats” dance tune.

    A Day Without Progress © 2016 by Dan Thompson, posted here for demonstration purposes only. Any other use is a violation of U.S. and international copyright law. The songwriter currently retains the right of first release until the projected release to radio April 10th, 2016 after which, requests sent to by parties interested in recording* either song; program directors interested in airplay or by producers interested in using the songs in TV/film projects will be forwarded to the songwriter and/or publisher.
    *A Compulsory Mechanical License must be filed by parties planning on recording “A Day Without Progress The current royalty rate is 9.1 cents per copy. Advance payment for 1,000 copies ($91 U.S.) must accompany the filing, payable to the music publisher.

    Looking for the Nashville Tracks Recording Studio actually located in the Nashville Tennessee area? Here it is!

    Looking for a recording studio located in the Nashville Tennessee area called Nashville Tracks? Maybe you aren’t spelling it correctly. Try this:

    Nashville Trax

    But this link works too:

    Nashville Tracks

    Recording studio |Akron|Nashville Trax

    Nashville Trax Mixing Board Shot

    Your Mix CAN sound Professional!

    Need a pro recording studio but you live in Akron Ohio… we can help!

    Add instrument tracks- sax, mandolin, fiddle, steel, piano and guitar to name a few- to your Pittsburgh based project played by our Nashville Trax A Team session musicians!

    We have recorded full albums for bands, singles, duos and trios in places as far away as New Zealand, Los Angeles, CA, Norway and other locations, often never meeting in person!

    Call us, We are THE recording studio that will make you feel right at home whether you come in to do the whole project, come in just for vocals or work remotely for the entire project!

    Nashville Trax


    Recording studio |Pittsburgh|Nashville Trax



    Shure PG52 micophone in a Gretsch bass drum

    a pro recording studio but you live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania… we can help!

    • Demos
    • Masters
    • Albums
    • Add instrument tracks- sax, mandolin, fiddle, steel, piano and guitar to name a few- to your Pittsburgh based project played by our Nashville Trax A Team session musicians!

      We have recorded full albums for bands, singles, duos and trios in places as far away as New Zealand, Los Angeles, CA, Norway and other locations, often never meeting in person!

      Call us, We are THE recording studio that will make you feel right at home whether you come in to do the whole project, come in just for vocals or work remotely for the entire project!

      Nashville Trax


    Nashville Tracks

    Nashville Tracks may not be the proper spelling of the production studio you’re searching for. That’s an easy mistake to make.

    It may well be us, Nashville Trax you’re searching for.

    The Nashville Tracks you are seeking may not be the studio locally licensed and in business continually since 1990, located here in the Nashville Tennessee area.

    Don’t be confused by a misspelling!

    Our producer, Bill Watson, the man responsible for thousands of projects fully produced right here in Nashville, works only at our location. Our musicians are world class, second to none.

    Nashville Trax is the studio that has been in business since 1990 and we have never been associated with any other city or location other than Nashville Tennessee.

    Note that if you choose a studio with a different spelling, we are not responsible for projects produced anywhere except under the authentic Nashville Trax moniker.

    We custom produce projects right here in Nashville, so while Nashville Tracks or several other spellings of the name that have come and gone over the years could indeed be what you’re searching for, and bless your heart if that’s the case, we believe you are most likely looking for us to handle your project.

    Posing With The Usual Suspects


    Nashville Trax producer Bill Watson, apprehends two of our usual suspects: ten times Music Row guitarist of the year, Brent Mason, and fiddlist Jenee Fleenor (Blake Shelton, Terri Clark, Martina McBride, The Voice).

    Both A-list players were fully armed at the time, Brent with a Les Paul featuring the ability to switch the humbucker pickups to TheUsualSuspectssplit coil, Jenee with her trusty fiddle.

    Unfortunately both slipped through his hands and are once again on the loose. If spotted please call local law enforcement.

    #1 Angel Eyes by Love and Theft still earning airplay royalties 5 years in! How Much?

    Angel Eyes by Love and Theft
    Co-writers: Eric Gunderson, Jeff Coplan and Eric Paslay
    Released: November 14, 2011
    Format: Digital download
    Certified Platinum (over 1 million copies sold)

    Chart Action:
    August 25th, 2012 #1 Billboard Country
    32 on the Billboard Hot 100
    Canadian Hot 100 68
    Released in 2011, and still earning performance royalties in 2017.

    2016 performance royalties:
    1st quarter $804.48
    2nd quarter $849.20
    3rd quarter $946.81
    4th quarter $812.94

    Sources of performance income:

    1. Country radio
    2. Satellite radio
    3. Internet Audio and Music Videos

    Songwriters Paid Monthly


    SESAC is now offering monthly royalty check payments. For details visit:

    What To Look For In A Music Publishing Contract

    After many songwriting roads that led nowhere you are finally staring at a music publishing contract.

    Should you sign it?

    The first thing that may confuse you is terminology involving percentages.How can you sign away 100% of your rights and still keep 100%?

    That’s because as far as the PRO’s (performing rights organizations ASCAP, BMI, SESAC) are concerned, a song is actually considered to be split into two parts, the songwriter’s portion and the publishing portion. View those two parts as separate entities each worth 100% and the light will come on.

    By no means is this a comprehensive list but here are some points to look for and expect in a music publishing contract:

    1. The right to renegotiate or terminate the contract in 35 to 45 years.
    2. If this is a single song deal not tied to an impending release then an additional  reversion clause should be included, contingent on the publisher securing a recording and release by a certain date. If the publisher knows the contract is for a specific release already planned, the reversion clause either won’t appear, or a box will be checked saying the second, shorter reversion, doesn’t apply.
    3. The copyright is temporarily transferred to the publisher for the duration of the contract. That’s what assigning publishing rights entails.
    4. Expect a lot of points about lawsuits between you and the publisher. Very few music   publishing contracts end up disputed in court, but it can happen, mostly this will be the publisher covering his liability in that event. .
    5. The publisher will likely want the right to re-title and/or rewrite the composition as necessary. It sounds a little weird but there are many possible reasons a publisher needs that right. For example, a big name artist may be cutting a vocal for the song and decides he doesn’t like a line… can he change it? If time to track down the songwriter is spent the potential hit recording opportunity may be lost. Or perhaps a foreign publisher requires a translation. Or maybe the song is such a big hit someone wants to record a parody lyric. Maybe the song just isn’t working and the publisher thinks a rewrite is needed. You do lose some creative control but you still get your 100% songwriter’s share regardless of the changes and the publisher won’t likely back down on this point.

    Should you sign? I’m not personally a big fan of seeing a lawyer every time you do a deal but if this is your first rodeo or your first with a new company, and certainly if there are clauses you don’t expect or don’t understand, have a lawyer look it over.

    Also, unless you already have hit songs you may not have a lot of leverage to negotiate. If you start playing big time prima donna by asking for a lot of changes to points that are fairly standard, don’t be shocked if the publisher decides its not worth the hassle and revokes the offer.

    But if something is seriously weird such as a clause where you give up the title to your home or could end up owing the publisher money then stand your ground, In fact if outlandish clauses are present maybe it’s best you be the one to walk- b.e.