This phrase makes a lot of extreme emotions in the world of EDM. So what does exactly mean „ghost producer”?
You should hear for example who is Maarten Vorwerk. He produced or cooproduced a lot of big tracks for top artists like Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike or Yves V for example. You can see on discogs some of productions that he ghost produced for djs. Here is the link: Maarten Vorwerk discography. He is the best known example.
This is a music producer/writer which is hired by musicians or someone else and create the track for them.
In EDM djs which plays gigs five times in a week and haven’t time for making music often hire ghost producers.
Sometimes artist have good skills in dj-ing but isn’t good enough in music production and can’t get big promotion so he can hire the ghost producer too. It’s natural phenomenon and it shouldn’t be hated as it is in some ranges.
But year after year it’s more acceptable and popular.
From 2013 EDM grows more popular and there is a bigger need for this kind of music. Market becomes wider too and there are a lot of more festivals from month after month. This scene is the biggest in nowadays music. The secret of electronic music is that this don’t needs words or a lot of words so it can connect people from USA, India, Brazil, Russia, UK etc.
Ghost producing has evolved a lot in 21st century and it became a professional work. It’s very debatable issue but everyone has the right for his own opinion.
Nevertheless ghost production came very popular and it’s the inseparable part of electronic dance music.