Episode #167 : Tracklib Brings Legal Sampling To The Masses

Several high profile artists moved away from sampling in the late 90’s, after a smattering of lawsuits were brought against artists like De La Soul, Biz Markie, 2 Live Crew, etc. for the use of unauthorized samples in some of their biggest hits. As a result, the familiar sounds of hip-hop, pop, and electronica changed dramatically in the decades that followed, as people were both scared off of sampling, and/or confused by the myriad of clearances and fees needed to sample legally. To solve this dilemma, Tracklib has stepped into the arena to act as both a clearinghouse, and conduit between sample based producers and the companies that own both sides of the material that producers want to use in their derivative works.

GUESTS:

Par Almquist (Tracklib)
Isaac Hayes III
Deborah Mannis-Gardner (DMG Clearances)

MUSIC:

Marnie Stern “Crippled Jazzer”
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down “Cool Yourself”
Boats “Advice On Bioluminescent Bears”
Delta 5 “Mind Your Own Business”

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