of a Remix
by Dan Carrone / Tip
to Wiki: A remix is an alternative version
of a recorded song, made from an original
version. Remixing is the adoption, alteration,
and recombination of pre-existing cultural
texts (songs, literature, paintings, etc.)
to create something new.
from an original" is the words that stand
out to me. Meaning that once a song is created
first, every version after that song is
a "remix". This has been the industry standard
for decades. In modern times some producers
feel they deserve more credit. Some producer
title remixes they have created incorrectly.
They will put their name first. Some will
even have the nerve to put a featuring after
their name and then the original artist
name. They try to make it seem as if they
have wrote something original for something
that was an original.
examples would be:
Producer featuring Nelly - Song Title
Producer & Nelly- Song Title
Producer - Song Title (Featuring Nelly)
of these title are incorrect according to
industry standards. The title should look
like this: Nelly - Song Title (Noob Producer's
I Am Lame Mix)
other altercation of the title is violating
the rights of those who were the original
creators of the song.
hear some who will claim, "but I wrote all
new music!". So what. You could not have
wrote this new music without establishing
the key & progressions from the original.
Meaning you are a remixer. You have no rights
to the track unless the original artist
gives you those rights themselves. This
means you cannot change the title of the
song to reflect yourself in a better light.
Nor can you remove the original artist name
from the title.
a song has been published & released, and
it is the very first version of that completed
song, that song is now the original version.
It is also protected by law once it is released.
Every other version afterwards is a remix
& should be treated as such.