In the sphere of professional music production, it is not uncommon to hear of mixes of multi-track recordings being rejected due to a perception of somehow failing to suit an artist. Many mix engineers approach their role with the intent of portraying the performers appropriately, implying a link between a blend of multi-track material and the persona of the artist in the recordings. In pursuit of this goal, comparison of rejected mixes reveals a complex picture of influences; a number of links between reported intent and musical outcome can be discovered through documentation and analysis.