Sampling

  1. Girl Talk on His First Ever Music Video, Produced by Maker Studios (Q&A)

    April 07, 2014 11:36 AM EDT Gregg Michael Gillis, known as Girl Talk, has come out with his first ever music video, a collaboration with rappers Freeway and Waka Flocka Flame. Produced by Maker Studios, "Tolerated" is a major departure from Gillis' previous wo ...

  2. Legitmix Founder Omid McDonald Explains His Plan to Make Sample-Based Music Perfectly Legal, Equitable (Q&A)

    May 28, 2013 10:44 AM EDT In October 2011, New York rapper El-P released a track titled "Rush Over Bklyn" – a remix of his own song, "Drones Over Bklyn" – freshened up with a giant sample from Rush’s "Tom Sawyer," long a hip-hop DJ favorite ...

  3. 'Harlem Shake' Samples Used Without Permission; Artists Seek Payment

    March 11, 2013 2:08 PM EDT Baauer's "Harlem Shake" has spent the last three weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 and racked up millions upon millions of listens via its widely seen YouTube dance craze. But key moments of the song, including voices urging peopl ...

  4. Beastie Boys Seek to Dismiss 'Paul's Boutique' Sampling Lawsuit

    November 28, 2012 4:43 PM EST The Beastie Boys have finally responded to a lawsuit that alleges the group illegally sampled material on the 1986 album License to Ill and the 1989 album "Paul's Boutique." TufAmerica, a record label, filed its complaint the day be ...

  5. Adam Yauch Sued Over Beastie Boys Sampling the Day Before He Died

    May 08, 2012 7:24 PM EDT Talk about ill timing: Just one day before Adam Yauch died, he and other members of Beastie Boys were sued for illegally sampling music. Beastie Boys' Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz On Adam Yauch's Death The claims are made in a feder ...

  6. Kanye West, Jay-Z Sued By Soul Legend Syl Johnson Over Uncleared Sample (Listen)

    October 18, 2011 8:45 AM EDT Syl Johnson, a respected musician who created many successful blues and soul songs in the 1960s and 1970s, has filed a lawsuit against hip hop superstars Kanye West and Jay-Z over an allegedly uncleared sample on the duo's latest album, " ...

  7. Kanye West and Jay-Z Sued for Allegedly Sampling Syl Johnson

    October 17, 2011 4:43 PM EDT Syl Johnson, a respected musician who created many successful blues and soul songs in the 1960s and 1970s, has filed a lawsuit against hip hop superstars Kanye West and Jay-Z over an allegedly uncleared sample on the duo's latest album, " ...

  8. Researchers Look to a Mobile Future

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As marketers clamor for useful data, change is coming in the profession that supplies much of it. Released last week at an Advertising Research Foundation conference in New York, a survey of research professionals by GfK Custom Research North Amer ...

  9. AHAA Expresses Frustration With Arbitron

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies (AHAA) chairman José López-Varela has sent a three-page letter to Arbitron VP of national group services/regional manager Rich Tunkel and director of multicultural business affairs Stacie de Armas expre ...

  10. Kraftwerk Copyright Case Overturned In Germany

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Germany's highest civil court has dealt electronic band Kraftwerk a blow in ruling that sampling music does not in principle violate copyright. Thursday's decision overturns a Hamburg state court ruling in Kraftwerk's favor that sai ...

  11. Study: 28% Of Stern Fans Move To Sirius

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Survey included 25,000 respondents. Survey included 25,000 respondents. News ...

  12. Tower Kiosks Push Indie Titles

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sampling stations have DVD trailers. Tower Records will be promoting independent DVDs through new in-store sampling stations this month. The stations, which will be in 42 locations, will feature trailers for 20 independent DVD titles that are curr ...

  13. Court Upholds Beastie's Sampling Right

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz flutist James W. Newton struck out Nov. 9, as a federal court in San Francisco denied for a third time his copyright infringement claim against the Beastie Boys and various distributors of the ra NEW YORK -- Jazz flutist James W. Newton struc ...

  14. Court Upholds Beasties Sampling Right

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz flutist James W. Newton struck out Nov. 9, as a federal court in San Francisco denied for a third time his copyright infringement claim against the Beastie Boys and various distributors of the ra Jazz flutist James W. Newton struck out Nov. 9 ...

  15. Court: No Sampling Without License

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A mere two-second unauthorized sample of a guitar solo from Funkadelic's "Get Off Your Ass and Jam" is enough to constitute copyright infringement of the recording, a federal Court of Appeals in Nashv A mere two-second unauthorized ...