Greatest Music Producers of All Time


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41 Kenny 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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42 Teddy 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!

43 Jimmy Page Jimmy Page James 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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44 Steve Albini

I'm a fan of the style of music he's known for producing

Pathetically dreadful

What a dreadful list.

Pixies surfer rosa, breeders pod, nirvana in utero, stooges weirdness. come on.

45 Mahdyar Aghajani

Number one in Iran

Best beat maker in Iran and world

Best and not more...

The best music producer in the world
I love his "Gomrok"

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46 Steve Lillywhite

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

47 Jimmy Iovine
48 Narada Michael Walden

Check it out produce most number 1 hits

49 Nasr Mahrous

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

50 Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis

One of the greats. Don't forget their work with the SOS Band.

Janet Jackson, Mary j blinge, new edition, mint condition, sounds of blackness need I say more

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51 Martin Hannett

Should be at least top 5. A revolutionary who made the Manchester sound. His drum rifs are so distinctive and he even used to record silence to put into his music. One word, genius.

Should be top 5, arguably even number 1. His sound was so unique no one else can come close to him. Genius.

A complete genius. Closer is a masterpiece of production

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52 Richard 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!

53 Phil Ramone

Phil Ramones at 41 is criminal...
He produced albums by Billy Joel, Chicago, etc.

54 Skrillex Skrillex Skrillex is an American (Born in 1988, in Los Angeles, California) EDM producer who is known for popularizing dubstep. He is part of the bands Jack Ü (DJ) and From First To Last (Lead Singer). His album Recess debuted at 4 on the BB200, tying him with Zedd for the highest debut for an EDM album on more.

U people r crazy! Skrillex should be number one. He is a music producer, DJ, singer and songwriter. He is also the king of dubstep.

55 Ross Robinson
56 Jimmy Miller

Produced the best work by The Rolling Stones; Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main St. , and Goats Head Soup. Not only a producer but a musician. It's him drummin' on "You Can't Always Get What You Want" and the cowbell on "Honky Tonk Women".

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57 Chris Thomas
58 is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor known for being the lead vocalist in The Black Eyed Peas. He was born in Los Angeles, California. He has released several solo albums such as "Songs About Girls" and "Will Power" .

I can't believe Will. i. am isn't even on this list. Is there something wrong with you people? Everyone knows Timbaland is extremely overrated. Everything Will. iam touch turns to gold. - Zarom

Right and Everything Dre touches turns Platinum :D

He is a musical genius and everything he produces sound like a hit

How is he higher than Bob Erzin and how in the world is he considered a musical genius by some in the comments? How low are your standards?

59 Tony Visconti

Love his productions!

60 Trent Reznor Trent Reznor Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and film score composer. He is known for his intense music videos.

Why is Trent so low? He defined modern industrial music!

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