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Old 25th February 2007
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residuals (points) for engineers?

should a recording engineer expect anything in the way of residuals (points) for the use of his work?

About five years ago I recorded some solo piano for which I was paid at the time.

Now it appears that the director of a big film production now in post has basically fallen in love with the track and wants to use it, or fragments of it, throughout the movie. The artist wants me to check the master and see if I can come up with a super version of the same thing (re-mix it) since at the time there was no particular focus on this tune.

The artist who played the piece wrote it.

I am just wondering - is it usual for the recording/mixing/mastering engineer to have no residuals (points) whatsoever no matter how popular his recording may become later?