The Art Of Clearing A Sample: Is It Worth It?

Sampling is an integral part of music, and while the perfect sample can really make a song, improper licensing of said sample can also be a massive, career derailing legal. Continue reading

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Appeals Court Upholds Drake Sampling Fair Use Victory

While a recent court decision to uphold Drake’s sampling demonstrates a rare victory for fair use in an era riddled with questionable industry lawsuits, the victory is somewhat marred by. Continue reading

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Tracklib Raises $1.7M For Easy Music Sample Licencing

Music sampling startup Tracklib has raised $1.7 million. The new funding for the Stockholm based company was led by the Sony Innovation Fund, WndrCo and Jörg Mohaupt, an early-stage investor. Continue reading

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2019: The State Of Sampling

In this piece, the team at Tracklib took a deep dive into the state of sampling in 2019, breaking down who's sampling what, the rationale behind it, what the preferred. Continue reading

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Getting It Done: The Week In D.I.Y. and Indie Music

This week, we advised the scrappy self starters in the music industry on front of house management strategies, how to make the process of sampling music less legally fraught, some. Continue reading

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MTT Weekly Recap: Navigating the Music Business

Where The Music Industry Thinks Out Loud James Hogg: Navigating the Music Business – Mapping Out A Living Ian Clifford: Sampling – a cautionary tale

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Sampling – A Cautionary Tale

There have been various lawsuits against stars like Beyonce and Joe Jonas because they are alleged to have copied others’ music videos. On Music Think Tank, former music lawyer, Ian. Continue reading

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