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What is a production?

A production is a recording of a song

A production is an alternative recording of a composition (i.e. a master). It can be a different form of the same song, for example, a remix, acoustic, or live version.

An example of a production is the 2017 live recording of Mozart’s Requiem by the Orchestre national de France. Another example is Nirvana’s acoustic version of “About a Girl” on their 1994 album MTV Unplugged in New York.