WhoSampled Matches Sample To Original Song

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  1. The Music Samples Spy Machine
    If you compose a song that includes one or more pieces of music owned by another artist, be sure that sooner or later you’ll have one of your Fans that will tell WhoSampled.com which sample your using. Therefore, your Fan unwillingly become a spy!
    Do you remember Girl Talk? This talented boy who makes Mash Up (new songs exclusively made from other’s recorded works)? Well, our collective consciousness 2.0 has listed every recognizable millisecond that Girl Talk has borrowed from other’s works. To date, WhoSampled.com has listed 402 samples used by Girl Talk, that belongs to other artists!
    I guess WhoSampled.com is an initiative from the Majors Record Compagnies and/or Publishers, those who Girl Talk should have paid millions of dollars to clear the rights of the 402 samples he used in his compositions. If I were Universal, Sony, EMI or Warner, I would obviously finance WhoSampled.com, this music samples spy machine.

  2. It would get even more complicated than my forespeaker has said when the artist in question is a sampling pioneer of the 80s, like say, The Art Of Noise, who sampled Yes and whatnot else. Half of their catalogue, the China Records era, has been unavailable for years – so much in fact that most certainly, money was lost by it, because they were one of not the most downloaded artist on the original Napster. These albums, though sought after by fans – even new ones that discovered them by reading about them on the internet like me, long sfter the group had dissolved – most likely won’t get the remastered reissue treatment with bonus tracks that they so rightfully would deserve, because in the 80s, there was no such thing as sample clearance just yet, and the income from the reissues would most likely be eaten up by the percentages of the sample copyright holders. The reissuing label might even risk lawsuits with these over unpaid royalties.
    The same probably goes for the albums by the KLF, a group which had to sit through several sampling lawsuits even back in their day.

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