Tag: Copyright

Grey Tuesday, copyrights, and creative freedom

Sampling

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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How Music Sampling is Different from Stealing

Sampling

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

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Point Blank’s Guide to Sampling: History, Development & Techniques

Sampling

We have a special guest editorial from Point Blank Electronic Music School and it’s all about sampling. Sampling is the use of...

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READ: Academic Papers On Sampling By Amanda Sewell

Hip Hop

Thanks to musicologist Amanda Sewell, we have some academic papers on the subject of sampling. Sampling is synonymous with interactive...

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SATURDAY MATINÉE: Michael Jackson Deposition (1993)

Video

There’s no escape from accusations of copyright infringement, even for one of the most gifted musicians the world has ever....

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Leftover Links #16: Synths, Samples and Drum Machines

Technology

It’s Leftover Links time and we’re looking into the wonderful world of synths, samples and drum machines thanks to articles...

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Frank Ocean’s “Super Rich Kids” Sample Saga

Sampling

The sampling lawsuit involving Frank Ocean’s Super Rich Kids is a little more entangled than you might think. Oh joy, another sample...

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NEWS: Copyright Law Extended To 70 Years

News

Good and bad news: copyright law has been extended from 50 years to 70 years in the UK.

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Swedish Group Icona Pop Asked Tupac’s Mum For Sample Permission

Pop

Well, how about that? Swedish electro pop group Icona Pop request permission to use a Tupac sample by writing a letter to his mother, Afeni...

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Five Suggestions for Sample-Based Producers (Via Do Androids Dance)

Sampling

EDM blog Do Androids Dance have written up a list of five helpful suggestions for sample-based producers. Over the past few months,...

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VIDEO: Early Documentary about Sampling (1988)

Video

Sampleface wouldn’t be Sampleface without the art of sampling. Producers know the feeling when they listen to a track and they...

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Sampling as Theft?

Sampling

Is sampling “theft”? Bee investigated. Okay, let’s play devil’s advocate for a minute and view the use of samplers as...

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