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When artists behave badly, it is often just a defense mechanism, it’s just someone feeling insecure. It’s your job to relax yourself, for a music producer its your job to make your artist comfortable, get your artist to relax.

As a music producer, you don’t just want someone to stand there and sing, you want them to transfer emotion, which means they have to be extremely honest with themselves and you.

Some people are initially uncomfortable with that, you have to break down all their barriers and so, as a result, bad behavior comes out – we’ve all got our own little defense mechanisms when we’re feeling uncomfortable.

It’s amplified in a recording studio environment, because people aren’t always willing to give you that level of honesty and go there straight away, so there’s a lot of psychology involved.