Learn why some singer-songwriters choose to produce their own records with this clip from Soundbreaking. Producer Peter Asher describes singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's vision of her own songs, and how it would be nearly impossible for someone else to produce her. Mitchell, herself, admits to this, suggesting that working with a potentially overbearing producer might quell her love of music.
This video is part of a lesson plan called Turning Songs into Records: The Many Roles of Producers in Popular Music. Find more resources in the Soundbreaking collection.