Nicky Romero criticizes ghost production; ‘There are rich dads in this world that just pay for their sons to have music’
Nicky Romero recently sat down with Fuse.TV during Miami Music Week to talk shop about his own work and the ever-present debate behind ghost production in the genre. While Romero himself admits to having ghost produced for Britney Spears, Rihanna and even David Guetta, his real concerns lie not in the practice but rather with artists who have no production background purchasing their hits and therefore their success.
“What I really don’t like and what I really don’t respect and support is guys that go over email to producers and say, ‘Hey, I wanna have a record and it must sound like this’ and they are not involved at all. There are a lot of DJs that do that,” Romero told Fuse, “They don’t even know how to make their music. They don’t even know how to start the software. That’s not right.”
“We spend so much time and effort making the sounds, making arrangements, finding the chords and everything and you just send an email saying, ‘I’m gonna pay you a certain amount of money and I wanna have a song.’ It’s just insane. It happens all the time. There are rich dads in this world that just pay for their sons and pay producers tons of money to have music out there and make them a big artist. But an artist is created by creativity and originality and discipline. It is not created by money.”