What are the ethical implications of sampling? A PhD student has written a paper on it from the perspective of ‘loop digging’.
Philip Ewell spoke out against racism in a 2019 paper and found himself on the other end of it when White music theorists responded in a closed publication.
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.
Is ‘the worst jazz solo of all time’ really the worst jazz solo of all time? Adam Neely’s brilliant critique might change your mind.
A psychologist at City University of New York used samples on commercial releases to study cultural conformity bias in groups of people.
Thanks to musicologist Amanda Sewell, we have some academic papers on the subject of sampling. Sampling is synonymous with interactive technology. The pressing of pads on an MPC or Maschine, the splicing of audio on a DAW or even the manual pausing on cassette. But we don’t really see many books or papers on the …