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Loop Geneaology

A database tracing the use of loops and samples in recent music
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It would be nice to find out where current artists are getting their loops and samples from, esp. if you are an electronic or sample artists, and you want to find the source for your own music.

I guess all trees would lead to James Brown.

lawpoop, Aug 07 2003

Covers Project http://www.coversproject.com/
[krelnik, Oct 04 2004]

The Top Sample Lists http://www.sloth.org/samples/samples.html
[Brummo, Oct 04 2004]

'Paul's Boutique' Samples http://www.moire.co...s/samples/index.php
Samples from the Beastie Boy's 'Paul's Boutique' album [lawpoop, Oct 04 2004]


       A related effort is baking on the web for "covers" (remakes) of songs by other artists. You can use the database to build "chains" of songs in which each artist is covering a song by the previous artist, and other such fun. See link.
krelnik, Aug 07 2003

       //obtained illegally//   

       Are you sure about that? I thought they had this figured out.
snarfyguy, Aug 07 2003

       It used to be that many of the samples were illegal, but the labels got wise to this and started clamping down. I read that at one point James Brown's label had a person looking for samples of his signature shrieks *full time* by listening to every hip-hop recording that came out. I'm sure all major-label artists get permission now.
krelnik, Aug 07 2003

       There is a sample list already, although it focuses on samples taken from films/tv-shows etc. It used to be focused on industrial/electronica but I'm not sure how general it is now. Check out my link.
Brummo, Aug 07 2003

       [ravenswood]Nowadays most samples used are legal.   

       Hip-hop is big business, and major labels ensure that they work out whatever deal they need to to use samples.   

       Sample CDs are put out by companies for electronic musicians. These are totally royalty free.   

       Also, there are sample records used by scratch DJs, which are totally open - no license, royalties, etc.   

       I have some George Clinton sample CDs that are royalty-free as long as you don't sell your creation.
lawpoop, Aug 07 2003

       Or, if you really like that drum break from that Tommy Roe record, you license it.
snarfyguy, Aug 07 2003

       Wow, somebody actually sampled a Tommy Roe record? I can't figure out if this is really neat-o, or not... always dug the drums on "Sheila" but the vocal epitomizes pastel-sweaters-and-loafers whiteboy 50's powder-pop... and yes I know it came out in the early sixties but it *sounds* fifties like a lot of early sixties singles, e.g. "Runaway"...
jacksheet, Jan 27 2004


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