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Old 28th July 2009
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Decision Making...

Hi Elias
Good question. For me the final say is always with the artist...or should I say between the artist and the record company. Its them against me! But they hired me so thats the way it is and its their perogative to use my recordings in whatever way they wish... add to, subtract from, re-voice, re-arrange, remix whatever. When you take out a producer's contract the main condition is the producer assigns his copyright of the work he does to the record company to exploit and change in whatever way they wish. This can be subject to conditions within the deal but the first clause usually states thats what the contract is all about.
I have had to work through creative differences with artists and of course they can be crazy demands or ideas , but then again thats why they are artists and should be allowed full freedom.
Cheers JL