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splits for vocalists on instrumental versions

Post by jaywilliams » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:12 pm

hi guys -

If a vocal track is released along with an alternate instrumental mix, and subsequently only the instrumental mix is used, how do you handle the splits for the vocalist and/or instrumentalist?

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Re: splits for vocalists on instrumental versions

Post by Casey H » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:24 pm

I split everything 50/50 even if only the instrumental is used. (Assuming the vocalist is a co-writer).

Some thoughts... If it weren't for the vocal version, the instrumental mix probably wouldn't even exist. And many libraries that accept your vocal songs also ask for a version without vocal. You have no control over whether or not a music sup uses the version with or without the vocal.

Same thing when you write the music and your co-writer writes the lyrics. If only the instrumental is used, it's still a 50/50.

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Re: splits for vocalists on instrumental versions

Post by eeoo » Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:23 am

I always go 50/50 on everything. Clean, simple, done.

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Re: splits for vocalists on instrumental versions

Post by jaywilliams » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:17 pm

eeoo and Casey H thank you kindly for your replies.

that's kind of what I figured, just wanted to check before I shop certain tracks, and it does make sense.

have a great year what's left of it!

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