Copyright Criminals

  • sample – to take part of a record and use it elsewhere
  • photographer is to painter as modern producer is to instrumentalist
  • George Clinton is a major funk icon
  • Clyde Stubblefield (James Brown’s drummer, Original Funky Drummer) was sampled many times
  • in the 90’s people got lawyers involved because they realize music was being stolen
  • De La Soul’s first album had a lot of sampling
  • Gilbert O’Sullivan was sampled by Biz Markie (Alone Again Naturally)
  • it’s cheaper to cover a song than to sample 3 seconds of a song
  • “more difficult to make a record than sample it”
  • Super Freak sampled Can’t Touch This
  • the Beatle’s white album, Jay Z’s black album, DJ Danger Mouse the grey album

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