[rumori] Writing credit for the remixers?

Steev [rumori] Writing credit for the remixers?
Thu, 27 Aug 1998 09:47:03 -0700 (PDT) (00904265223, Pine.LNX.4.02.9808270937480.18533-100000ATflotsam.detritus.net)

The whole remix craze is sort of cool for those of us who love sampling
and reuse and stuff. But it's also a bit obnoxious when you think about
the fact that a big reason that it's being done more and more, especially
by acts on larger labels, is that it's an attempt to cash in on the
popularity of both the original author and the remixer. Hence the
increasing proliferation of remix albums containing an ever more dizzying
variety of remixers. Example: the pizzacato 5 remix album with
everyone from John Oswald to 808 State to i can't remember who. I almost
bought it just for the Oswald track. Many others would buy it just for
P5's presence, or any of the other artists involved. So it increases the
market segment that would be interested.

I predict that credit will be more and more common for any remotely
well-known artist involved with any aspect of a record, to lure more
buyers into buying it. ("hey look, George Harrison stopped by the studio with donuts during the making of this track! I gotta buy this!")

Steev Hise, Technical Thug
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