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Ethical issues and dilemmas of ‘loop digging’

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What are the ethical implications of sampling? A PhD student has written a paper on it from the perspective of ‘loop digging’.

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Sampling Inspiration: Radiooooo

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Discover music from around the world and back in time with Radiooooo, the shiny new tool in our sampling toolbox....

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Sampleface Five: Blade Runner Samples

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From Ryuichi Sakamoto to Tricky, here are 5 tracks that used Blade Runner samples....

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Grey Tuesday, copyrights, and creative freedom

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In February 2004, an event known as Grey Tuesday took place in protest against musical censorship. This is what happened and what we can learn from it.

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Dilla Data Is A Dilla Treasure Trove

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4 NYU students created a site called Dilla Data that collected information on J Dilla's samples. Check it out....

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Does Music Have A Sampling Problem?

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Music may have a sampling problem but what are the solutions? Landr has a few and outlined them in their latest blog post....

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How Music Sampling is Different from Stealing

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Sampling is a creative tool for music composition. But is it really theft? Dr. E. Michael Harrington clarified things in a video for Berklee Online.

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Citizen DJ: the Library of Congress’s hip hop sampling tool

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The Library of Congress will launch its open-source sampling tool in the summer for users to try their hand at the artform....

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Music sampling used to study cultural conformity bias

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A psychologist at City University of New York used samples on commercial releases to study cultural conformity bias in groups of people....

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DJ Dahi Talks About Sampling for NPR’s ‘The Formula’ Series

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DJ Dahi discusses his three pillars of sampling and how he flipped samples for the likes of Pusha T and Kendrick Lamar.

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Sampleface Five: Thundercat Samples

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Thundercat is one of the most creative jazz musicians of the 21st century. We picked 5 samples from his discography....

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Lo Dopemine’s Random Music Sample Generator

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Randomness is a brilliant catalyst for inspiration. Lo Dopemine's Random Music Sample Generator is the tool you need to spark ideas....

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Cookin Soul samples Street Fighter II on a beat

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To celebrate 100,000 YouTube subscribers, Cookin Soul made a beat from the iconic SNES game. Spanish hip hop producer/DJ Cookin Soul has...

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Moby’s Play as “audio blackface”

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A compelling article discusses the cultural appropriation of black voices in Moby's seminal album....

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A Sampling Essay by Defected

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This sampling essay from Defected covers everything from the history of sampling to three European stars of the craft.

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RecordRadar turns your e-digging into crate digging

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With RecordRadar, you can turn your Spotify playlists into this. The web app integrates your Spotify music and finds records near you to...

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Sampleface Five: Kenny G Samples

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I don’t like Kenny G. That sounds like an odd admission when I’m about to write about the man but I have reasons. And those...

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Spot-digging – E-digging on Spotify

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The word “spot-digging” has made its way onto Urban Dictionary so it must be a thing, right? We like to do research on topics...

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