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Why are remixes made? How are the decisions made about how to remix a song?

Yes it does boost a song popularity most times, artist/record labels do to give their songs an appeal to a wider audience. It became popular from the 80s, as major artist and record labels began to ...
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What type of synthesizer/effect is used on this Drake's Hotline Bling remix?

That's Antares Autotune, processing an enveloped repeating sample. It's a sweeping arpeggio - that particular technique is the same you so often hear in American pop R&B these days. It could ...
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If a remix by the same band would count, then Frankie Goes to Hollywood - 'Relax' might take some beating. The original recording did almost nothing on either side of the Atlantic, yet the remix ...
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Unknown Edit of Major Tom

This is the Peter Schilling and Bomm-Bastic Major Tom ‘94 (English Version Chillout Mix) Here is another video with accompanying jacket artwork. I also confirmed it on my audio streaming service (...
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At the risk of trying to answer my own question, here's one candidate I had forgotten about, Simon and Garfunkel's The Sound of Silence. To quote Wikipedia: The album was a commercial failure and led ...
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What type of synthesizer/effect is used on this Drake's Hotline Bling remix?

It definitely sounds like a vocal sample processed through something, maybe a Pitch-Shifter plugin and a Tremolo plugin. I guess the pitch was changed either by a knob or a pedal maybe.
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The Beatles album, Let it Be… Naked from 2003 could arguably be considered the 'original' of the Let It Be album, recorded in 1969 & then shelved; later remixed & added to by Phil Spector in ...
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New version or extended sampling of Grace - Not Over Yet?

A quick look on Whosampled shows that there is a 2019 cover of the song by "Majestic featuring Patti Low". Seems likely to be what you heard.
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What is a "bubble mix"?

As mentioned in the comments it could be synonymous with Bubble Gum Pop music: Lightweight catchy pop music It was simple, melodic, and light as feather -- neither the lyrics or the music had ...
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Sticking with a Fayboy Slim theme I thought of 'DJ Wildchild's - Renegade Master' released in 1995 it reached the 11th spot in the the UK charts and later remixed in 1997 by Norman Cook and peeked at ...
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Permission for remixes?

I am pretty sure this has nothing to do with the recording company as they handle all licensing for their artists song repertoire through a PRO. Usually you obtain what is known as a "use license" ...
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What is the genre of "Kiss me (IMSA remix)"?

This is a "deep house" remix. Deep house is a dance music genre with a minimalist, electronic influenced sound. Personally, I think of it as a "lonely," "after midnight" type of sound. The larger ...
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Songs similar to Runescape game remix "Har'Money"

The remix is done in the style that was popular in the 90s called big beat. It was basically breakbeat with very straightforward grooves sampled. The samples were stacked in a fashion to create a ...
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Is a song with new lyrics a cover, remix, or freestyle?

Traditionally, in American pop music, the core of the song is considered to be the vocals/lyrics. Therefore if you keep the vocals and change the instrumental, it's a remix. New lyrics and vocals over ...
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Is there a slight difference in the this Remix Version of Alan Jackson's Chattahoocee?

The original version of the song comes from the album A Lot About Livin' (And A Little 'Bout Love) (1992), and lasts 2:27. The remixed song from the German single is ...
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I am sailing song - Rod Stewart

Yes. You can find multiple by searching the web.
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Why are remixes made? How are the decisions made about how to remix a song?

Remixing is a way to drive additional sales, and gain a new audience for an already recorded song, usually by adding some element that is "missing" in the original. There are several different types ...
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The sequel to "La novia del pescador" (id song)

Found from the voice of its author during a radio show Provenzano - Folegandros
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Clean version of post malone -White iversion

Google Play: Explicit Clean iTunes: Explicit Clean
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Permission for remixes?

I fully agree with topo's answer, though on many occasions I've known a remix to be done initially without any permission, just to see if the track will gain any traction on the dance floor, as a ...
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