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Old 02-03-2014, 12:30 AM   #1
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Remix royalties in contract

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?

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Old 02-03-2014, 02:26 AM   #2
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Re: Remix royalties in contract

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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?

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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.

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Old 02-03-2014, 04:15 AM   #3
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Ya it didn't sound fair to me either. Like what exactly constitutes a remix? Someone could change 10 seconds of the track and now it is a remix?

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Old 05-03-2014, 06:46 PM   #4
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you better get on to this and smack them bitches Not fair !

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Remixes you don't get any royalties or publishing, you get a flat fee for remixing the track.

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Old 05-03-2014, 11:57 PM   #6
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Seems fair. How much does a percentage allocation of a few dollars at most matter anyway?

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Old 06-03-2014, 12:01 AM   #7
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Seems fair. How much does a percentage allocation of a few dollars at most matter anyway?
"..with split of 50/10/40 for label/Orig Artist/remix artist. Does this sound standard?"

How is 10% to the original artist fair? 50/20/30 would be more fair, or even 50/25/15, given nobody would be making sod all if it weren't for the OA in the first place.

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Old 06-03-2014, 12:14 AM   #8
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"..with split of 50/10/40 for label/Orig Artist/remix artist. Does this sound standard?"

How is 10% to the original artist fair? 50/20/30 would be more fair, or even 50/25/15, given nobody would be making sod all if it weren't for the OA in the first place.
Depends on a lot of factors. For example is the remixer bringing a lot of exposure to the release? OA still gets a better percentage on the original track presumably. My point is more that it's likely the release will only generate a few bucks total, so it's probably not worth spending a lot of time negotiating.

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My point is more that it's likely the release will only generate a few bucks total, so it's probably not worth spending a lot of time negotiating.
Even back when sales were worth something, royalties were the smoke and mirrors used to con artists into thinking they got a good deal while they got shafted on publishing, licensing and usage rights.

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