Pre-production=Planning to plan
Part of having a successful career as a musician or filmmaker is being able to balance the creative side with the business/technical side. This is where two heads are better than one. Your decision to hire a production company can be a huge load off of your shoulders. Most of the truly creative people are not the best at organizing and scheduling. It can be as simple as “show up next tuesday at the studio and sing your next hit.” The band will be there and the session will be set up.