Remixing Protocols?

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Are there certain procedures to follow in the realm of remixing? Does the originator of the tune approach the remixer or vv or either way? What kind of financial arrangements are expected? What happens with copyright? What other questions come up?

Just getting ready :Smile3:

Nah! Just kidding, my son has got a great tune that I think is prime for a remix and I'd like to know the ins and outs.

Any knowledge is gratefully accepted..
 
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There are no real protocols.

Does the originator of the tune approach the remixer or vv or either way?

Either way.

In the past I have approached people and suggested I remix their stuff [eg Hallucinogen in Dub] and I have been commissioned to remix stuff [eg Shpongle/Tripswitch/ etc].

What kind of financial arrangements are expected?

It depends on the circumstances. The remixer will try to negotiate the best deal s/he can. Usually a cash advance and maybe some points. The more famous the remixer the better the deal.

Somebody trying to make a name for themself might do it for free.

Fatboy Slim charges fifty grand.

What happens with copyright?

Nothing. It stays put unless negotiated otherwise.

What other questions come up?

"When do you need it finished by?"
 

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Ott^ said:
It depends on the circumstances. The remixer will try to negotiate the best deal s/he can. Usually a cash advance and maybe some points. The more famous the remixer the better the deal.

Somebody trying to make a name for themself might do it for free.

Fatboy Slim charges fifty grand.

Thanks for the info, which is very surprising. I was imagining that as the tune idea is there, it would simply be a matter of a few points from sales. So I take it that big-name Sasha remixing Posford's fantastic Dorset Perception would have charged him? I would have imagined him crawling on his hands and knees begging Posford to allow him the honour.


"When do you need it finished by?"
Actually, you were one of the people in mind. PM me if you're serious and I'll put you in contact with him.
 

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What does "points" mean, exactly?

A percentage of the record's sales, usually taken instead of or alongside a flat fee.

Example : Butch Vig produced and engineered Nirvana's 'Nevermind' (Andy Wallace remixed it, but that's not the issue here). Rather than ask for a large fee upfront, he took a relatively modest fee and elected to take 'points' on the album. When said album ended up selling like hotcakes, Mr. Vig ended up a very wealthy man. It can be a risky business doing that though, as very few records do remotely as well as that one.

Link that explains it slightly better : http://www.donpassman.com/allabout_excerpt.html

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