FAQ

What is Global Local Remix Space?

Global Local is where artists and their audiences collaborate with each other to create new music. Here, you can download and remix the individual instrument tracks (stems) to tracks by some of the UK festival scene’s most diverse and creative artists.

 

Who is Global Local Remix Space for?

Audiences, so that they can can become involved in the creative process with music by the artists they like.

Artists, to get a fresh perspective on their musical ideas, and to better connect with their audiences.

DJ’s/Producers who are seeking cool, fresh and inspirational samples to work with.

 

How is the site funded?

The development of the site was part funded by the Arts Council for England as part of the Global Local project. Operational costs are not currently supported.

 

How much does the site cost to use?

There is no up-front charge for using the site, either as an artist/rights holder or re-mixer. Instead, we receive a share of income generated by the remix.

 

What can I use the stems on the site for?

Artists/rights holders of the music on the site have given their permission for you to use the material in the remix packs to produce your own remix. You can upload your finished track, containing material from a remix pack back to the site, where other users can audition and rate them.

 

What can’t I use the stems on the site for?

Any other public or commercial use of stems is not permitted.

 

I am new to this. What software can I use to make my own remixes?

Remixes  are usually produced on Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs). There are many good DAWs on the market, some of which offer free trial periods or cheap entry-level versions. Market leaders include Pro-Tools, Ableton, Logic and Cubase. There are also a few free-to-use DAWs which are suitable for remixing, e.g. MU.lab, Audacity, Ardour and Podium.

 

Which remixes are released commercially?

Where projects are run as competitions, the winners of these will be licensed and released. Artists can agree to license as many other remixes as they wish from a project.

 

How is income from a remixed track divided between the artist and remixer?

25% of profits on sales, streaming or synchronisation from the will be allocated to the remixer and 50% will go to the original rights holders. The remainder will be used to pay for the costs of running the site.

 

Why do remix packs contain MP3’s and not uncompressed stems?

In order to keep the cost of hosting the site manageable, we need to keep the download size of the remix packs small. We will upgrade the hosting of the site to allow us to offer uncompressed files when funds permit.

 

Is Global Local Remix Space only for Global Local bands?

No. Although we want to showcase Global Local acts, the site will be used for other remix projects as well.

 

What type of music are we interested in for projects?

Anything that mixes multiple styles of world music, and is performed by kick-arse live bands will go to the top of the list.

 

Who owns the recording and composition rights on a remix?

The original rights owners (both recording and composition) will retain these same rights to the remix.

 

How does licensing work?

We will usually ask that the original rights holders agree an initial 5 year exclusive licensing deal on remixes to Continental Drifts.

 

How will income be generated by Continental Drifts?

We will generate income through sales (both on-line and physical), and through synchronisation deals with production companies to use the remixes in film, television and advertising.

 

How can I get my track used as a remix project?

If you control the rights to both the recording and composition of a track, and think that your material would suit Global Local Remix Space then please contact us at remixspace@globallocal.co.uk