Can anyone offer any thoughts to this please. A mate did a remix of a dance guy's track (originally released years ago, aka not current) a while ago and wants to release it, the original artist loves the remix and is up for this.
My mate has been trying to get permissions from the labels but they're stonewalling him, not replying, only replying at pain etc and it's basically getting him nowhere and at the remix is doing nothing.
My mate ultimately just wanted to get his name out there a bit, not necessarily make any money or anything. Therefore what what peeps here think about him releasing it for free, youtube, maybe a mediafire link, email some blogs etc.
As in, release it without the explicit permissions of the label, but without trying to sell, just with trying to use it to build some buzz. Would that be stupid, esp as he has technically had conversations with them, even if it resulted in nothing, or do you think they ultimately wouldn't care as they've shown no interest so far.
Basically my mate doesn't want his remix to do nothing but doesn't want to get himself in trouble and doesn't know what to do. Thought I'd see if any muso's on here could suggest what to do! Thanks!