Artist A covers work I by artist B R-W relationship “recording of” + cover
Artist A remixes recording X by artist A R-R relationship “remix of” & W-W relationship based on.
Artist A covers work I by artist B in recording X, then artist A remixes recording X in recording Y ?
I think there is an argument for two ways of handling it:
- recording Y is a remix of recording X, with a new work II which is based on work I.
- recording Y is a remix of recording X and a cover of work I.
On the one hand there is the guideline that remixes are new works, on the other hand there is the guideline that covers are not new works.
Let’s say artist A is a singer and electronic music producer and produces music that has little to do with the original work and then sings the lyrics of the work over it. Then they produce new music that again has little to do with the original work and put their lyrics from the other recording over it and call it a remix.
I think in this case technically the second recording is just as much a cover of the original work as the first one.
On the other hand I tend to say it should be handled however the artist intended it: If recording Y is called “recording X (remix)” then it should be a new work based on the original one.
How would you do it?