I recently approached a musician friend of mine after his album recently came out (his album is rock music mostly). I told him, your album inspires me, how about getting a techno remix made by a DJ I know? That DJ's won top awards for his remix work so that song would be in good hands. I recently set up a call the musician and the remixer to meet each other and talk. Soon after that emails started flying the remixer and the owner of the song's rights, etc. in other words, this baby's on its way. So I'm excited about that.
The remix project will be done for no money, the remixer (who's a very good friend of mine) simply asking for the musician to make himself available for vocals work on a future project of his, should the need come up.
still, he will get his lawyer involved, as per expectations, and have him draw up a simple remix agreement.
My question (finally!) is the following: how can I remain relevant to this project as it goes through its evolution? It was my idea after all. That said, I'm not looking for a payout. I had an idea, and seeing that idea lead to an actual remix that will be played in the clubs is reward enough (I really admire the musician and want him to be successful, tapping into a new kind of demographic could help that). But I still want to make sure that this will always be known as my idea (ego and all, and on principle).
Should I ask the remixer to include my name in the simple remix agreement? But in what capacity? Creative producer, for example? does that even exist? obviously I don't want to ruffle any feathers. And everyone involved probably knows that this was my idea. Once the project gets past the seminal stage, I'm technically out of the picture since I'm not making any further contributions (and all discussions will be between engineers, remixer, artist, etc).
Can I say that I want to be the artist's exclusive representation on this project?
Or, should I just ask everyone to keep cc'ing me on all emails?
I'm just not sure how to go about this.
Thanks to anyone who can offer any input or advice on this.