Can you explain the process behind the official remixes released with UK singles? Examples inside. Not looking for US remixes.
I've always loved British music, partially because of the great singles, which often come with two or three B-sides and/or remixes. What's the process for getting the singles remixed?
Here's an example from a few years ago: Saint Etienne's Heart Failed (in the Back of a Taxi). Original
/ Cardiac Dub Mix
I love Saint Etienne, and their stuff is very frequently remixed on singles, but there are a million examples.
What's the process here? For instance:
1) Who generally picks the remix artist? The band? The track's original producer? Their management?
2) How much lead time is there for a remix?
3) What source material does the remix artist get? I.e., do they get the separate tracks, or do they remix from the final version and just pull out vocals, etc.
4) How much back and forth is there typically with a remix? e.g., "Ooh, I love what you did with the track, but can you bring my vocals back up/slow it down/get rid of that horrible saxophone?"
5) Do the remixers get paid? If so, is it a fixed payment, or do they get royalties off the single sales? Do they own the copyright for the mix, or is this a kind of "work for hire" whereby the band owns it? Is this all just bragging rights?
Again: really not looking for information about US stuff.
Just looking for info about official remixes of UK singles, given the somewhat unique strength of the UK single as its own animal.