Originally Posted by Ap0C552
I was talking to a friend in the music industry about standard contracts with labels. He mentioned remix royalties. And I was wondering if there is a standard split for this, or what others have seen. He mentioned that he was approached with split of 50/10/40 for label/Orig Artist/remix artist. Does this sound standard?
What have others seen?
That doesn't sound too fair..but then that shouldn't surprise me.
I've always viewed contracts as an agreement between all parties..that protects and insures the rights of all parties involved. And, given the artist owns all rights to begin with, then I guess it's up to the artist to push for a more equitable split of the returns up front.
I know that's not always going to happen..but there is no way I'd sign with any label without working out the basics like this beforehand and wouldn't sign if I weren't happy with what I was being offered.