Greatest Music Producers of All Time

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21 Fredrik Nordström
22 Rod Temperton

His attention to detail was awesome, andthe way he fused diffrent genres was effortless.

23 Eddie Kramer

Did a bunch of Zeppelin, that should put him #2 behind Jimmy Page.

24 Tom Dowd

There are not too many he didn't work with! Pure Genius! - mdp1970

Rock music is what it is today because of Tom Dowd

How is this man not way up the list?

25 Norman Whitfield

He gave Motown the funk when he produced the The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud to Beg, Cloud Nine, Papa was a Rolling Stone, Marvin Gaye - Grapevine, Gladys Knight - Grapevine, The Nitty Gritty, Edwin Starr - War & Undisputed truth - Smiling Faces Tell Lies.

He told me "i got over 150 Hit Songs, not just Songs, Hit Songs, Son..." I would think this magazine would have known he is the Worlds Greatest All Time Producer...

26 Daniel Lanois
27 Brendan O'Brien
28 RedOne

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

The best producer in the world

Best producer I have seen

Boom boom

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29 Peer Van Mladen Peer Van Mladen

Very good per van mladden

30 Max Martin

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

He's gone from Britney to Backstreet, to Katy!

Should be right up there

Max is the best

31 Hajime 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.

32 Brian Wilson Brian Wilson Brian 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.

He's a musical genius

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33 Giorgio Moroder

Just check the list of international top hits written and produced by him und you will see that this man should be found in a top ranking. About 50 years his produtions are in the charts. This is so remarkable, because in this long period the instruments and the studio technik had been improved and changed a lot. Remember the song I feel love with donna summer from 1977, listening today it has still an unbelieveable sound. Giorgio was ahead of his time for many years.

34 Butch 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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35 DJ 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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36 The 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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37 Deadmau5 Deadmau5 Joel 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?

38 Scott 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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39 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye 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.

The best artist and producer of all time, the most influential.

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40 Mike Shinoda Mike Shinoda Michael 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

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