I recently finished my first “real” song and submitted it for rotation to a few online radio shows and DJs (Mixcloud type stuff). One of the DJs got back to me saying he showed the track to a friend of his who wants to know if I’d be interested in sending him the stems for a remix. The DJ seems to be reputable…has a long history with a decent size listener base for his show and he organizes live events in a large city. The friend’s act also seems to be reputable having worked with several big names (whatever that means in EBM) mostly as a remix artist, but also producing original material, and often appears on several of the same shows I submitted my track to. Both seem legit.
I’m just put off by being asked about a remix unsolicited. I don’t even know if the track is that good…how good can a first song be? Why would someone be offering a remix? But also, I have zero confidence in myself and horrible social skills so maybe that’s just making me paranoid and this is a totally normal part of networking and interacting with other artists when they like your music and I’m just not accustomed to it.
If you give someone your stems they have the 11 herbs and spices though…no taking the recipe back. They can do whatever they want with it. Are you comfortable handing over stems or is this a no-no?