Well the problem might be solved. I compared some of the settings of another show that I made that had NO problems with my latest show with fading music. I adjusted the setting of the latest show having problems to the non problematic show. It SEEMS like a setting, one effect you can apply called pan and zoom causes this to happen. I say seems because I have only tried correcting it once without changing music details too much. I will be certainly troubleshooting this MUCH MORE but the problem may have been caused by something simple. A DVD that I had trouble with several days ago has now been burned with no problems with fading music. If this is a fluke, I will be back with more questions. Until then, fingers crossed and thanks for the support!