I recently had a sad and unpleasant interaction with an alleged prospective client, where they implied that one, or some of ( I am unsure) the songs in my Discography were not in fact mixed by me! They had come to this conclusion because they were unable to find a “Mixed By” credit for an unspecified track anywhere online.
Of course, the whole idea of stealing credits for other people’s work is abhorrent and really rather insulting. Not to mention the practice would be about the most efficient way of committing professional suicide, barring personally insulting all my (wonderful) clients!
The subject of receiving suitable credits for one’s work is a thorny one these days, and a large reason for me creating this website. Without it my mixing work appears to become very sporadic from 2012! The only guarantee you have of receiving a proper discoverable credit is working on a project that is definitely being physically released (Vinyl/CD etc..). If the track is a download only, or a video soundtrack (like a live show) then the chances of you ever receiving proper credit is currently slim to none.
The record companies are supposed to inform…. someone…. I don’t actually know who is ultimately responsible, but the end result would be a proper line in Discogs and/or AllMusic. This is rare, and if it does happen it appears to be rather vague. I have two recent credits appear on AllMusic.com undated and extremely well hidden!
So, ultimately; Please! If you wish to verify for yourself that I did mix a particular song, but you cannot find a “mixed by” credit online, just drop me a note. I won’t be offended, and would be happy to assist you.