Greatest Music Producers of All Time

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21Kanye WestKanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

Why is he so low?! His creativity goes beyond most other producers. He is constantly changing musical trends, and sets the bar higher every time he releases a track. He is definitely underrated as a producer.

He's a musical genius and my dark twisted fantasy definitely pushed the boundaries of hip hop showing what versatility is all about

How is Kanye #22, he's easily top 5. Regardless of his personality and ego you can't take away his talent and creativity. He is a major influence in music in this generation.

He's a narcissistic jerk who is a fairly good rapper. BUT THE DUDE KNOWS HOW TO WORK A BEAT! He's got to be at least in top 5. - HTML_RuleZ_D00D

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22Brian WilsonBrian Douglas Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for being the multi-tasking leader and co-founder of the Beach Boys.

How is Brian so Low? He's in league with Spector! His innovations and sheer creativity and imagination in the studio is enough for a place in the top ten. I mean, have you ever really listened to the arrangements from Pet Sounds, Smile, Today!, Summer days & hell, even Smiley Smile! The guy's insane with the music he creates. He's also deaf in one ear.

Brian Wilson is arguably the most influential composer/producer of the second half of the 20th century. His fingerprint can be seen in the works of myriad American artists as well as influencing the Beatles (study the bass lines on Sgt Pepper). Whilst maybe not everyone's choice it's just wrong if he's not at least in the top 10

The fact that brian is this low practically discredits the list. Pet sounds is just about perfectly produced and paved the way for others. Listen to the beach boys today or the smile sessions as we'll to see what I mean. He pioneered the idea of orchestration in popular music and his genius cannot be understated.

Yup. Pet Sounds alone puts him in top 10

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23RedOne

One touch from this guy is enough to transform any song to a successful hit...

Lay gaga enrique iglesias pittbul jennifer lopez mark antony Michael jackson nicki minaj britny spears akon one direction

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24Hajime Okano

he also a producer of DEAD END (one of the influential rock bands of japan) and other bands - ronluna

almost all famous bands in japan knows his name and be their producer - ronluna

Very famous in Japanese music, surely should be on this list.

25DJ Premier

He made some of the best mixes and beats ever, and should definitely be in the top ten. just listen to "the 6th sense", "The World is Yours", or "10 Crack Commandments" and you'll understand what I'm talking about. - Atliens

The man who introduced how beats in hip hop would be after the hip hop rennesance. - TheJudge

The best hip pop producer he played a big part in hip pops best album illmatic and is part of a great dual called gang star the only dual c
That can compete with gang starr is outkast

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26Butch Vig

Today he is with the smashing pumpkins and you can't forgot about his collaboration to the the most famous album nevermind by nirvana which made them my fqvorite rock band and many others

Nevermind. Smashing Pumpkins. Foo Fighters. Enough said.

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27Deadmau5Joel Thomas Zimmerman (a.k.a. deadmau5) is a Canadian DJ producer, formerly a web developer, who produces a wide variety of electronic musical genres, such as electro and dubstep, but is best known for pioneering work in the areas of progressive house and electrohouse. Notable songs include Ghosts n' ...read more.

Best progressive house producer ever! How the heck is he not higher on this list?

28Mike ShinodaMichael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.

The most creative producer out there!
He's not only a producer, but a synthesizer, guitarist, rapper and singer too!

He's super underrated among awesome producers like dr dre and Kanye but everything he produces turns out great

29Scott Storch

from DRE to 50Cent to Byonce to Nos to well just about everyone... no one better and he has money taller than shaq... p. s. timberland gets eatten by scott storch he makes him look like a baby. - erickn55

Scott Storch is the most accomplished music producer the the best piano and keyboards player created mind blowing melodies that are not of this world.

He was the piano mastermind behind Dr. Dres 'Still D.R.E.'. He's better than Timbaland and Dre at producing, his coke addiction ruined him unfortunately.

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30The Neptunes

They need to be higher on this list way higher top 10 in my eyes

Many of best producers there is...

Definitely in TOP 5. Legends. Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Madonna, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey. Need I say more?

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32Steve Lillywhite

Dave Matthews Band hasn't been the same without him!

33Nasr Mahrous

This guy made Tamer Hosny in to a great pop star. - Shakaib

34Kenny Babyface Edmonds

He has done a great job when he was in LaFace Records with his partner in crime, L. A.
He has probably done as much good work as David Foster has!
He is a legend!

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35Teddy Riley

Teddy Riley was responsible for the whole New Jack Swing sound. He also co-wrote the Dangerous album for Michael Jackson which sold like 35 million albums. He should be higher!

36Jimmy PageJames Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.

Possibly the best producer of all time. If it weren't for him, music would still sound thin and tinny.

The rain song an Stairway. Plus the stupid Sea of love remake.

More than a producer a virtuoso

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37Max Martin

Probably the man with the largest number of hits! From stockholm, Sweden. The man behind producers like: RedOne, Dr' Luke, shellback, among many.

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38Narada Michael Walden

Check it out produce most number 1 hits

39David Guetta

He is a dj as well as a terrific producer... Hail Guetta!

David Guetta should be on 1 number...

I am Indian but still I love David guetta he is superb house music producer and he can sabotage every dj in the world he should be on the top

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40Richard Perry

I don't agree with that last statement. He didn't produce more hits by more artists over time than anyone else. But I agree he should be Top 10 or close. Trouble is, who really hears about producers outside of the music industry? Not most of the unwashed masses.

Plain and simple…Richard produced more hits by more artists over more time than anybody in the entire business!

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