I’m a rapper and a producer. A rapper who was on the same label as me wanted me to mix a track of theirs. Big red flag #1 – He wanted it done the same evening.
I made the mistake of doing it for free because he was on the same label – a stupid excuse, in retrospect. Either way, I sent the finished mix/master to them, they thanked me and uploaded it… without crediting me.
Some time goes by with me asking them to add credits every once in a while. Eventually, he asked me to do another mix for him – again within a couple of hours.
Me: I’ll do it if you add me to the credits for the work I already did.
Client: Since the release has been a month ago, nobody would be noticing the credits anyway because nobody is listening to this song anymore (which is the truth). Also, the mix is shit, so you’d just get hate comments.
Thanks for telling me you disliked my mix one month after accepting and uploading it.