i was completely off with the record label remark. i just assumed that often played a role when linking artists with remixers. but now i believe that was not a very accurate assumption.
(on the other hand, in the case where the record label does suggest that one of their artists remixes another, i’m sure there’s not much blah-blah when it comes to releasing these remixes, as it’s all in the same \"family\".)
and the money thing is just a rumour. i think i read that online somewhere. but i have no idea if there’s any truth in it.