TikTok’s Hip-Hop Sample Videos Are Teaching Gen Z The Basics Of Sampling

DJs and music enthusiasts alike have used TikTok to make brief, fun and informational explainers on hip-hop samples, showing how… Read More

June 15, 2021

Disco Artist Sampled In Daft Punk’s “One More Time” Says He Hasn’t Received A Dime

Eddie Johns, the disco artist behind the song "More Spell on You" that's sampled on Daft Punk's "One More Time,"… Read More

May 7, 2021

I Don’t Think I Like This Flip Of Erykah Badu’s “Tyrone” On Ty Dolla Sign’s New Album

Fans have taken to social media to also share their thoughts on "Tyrone 2021," the track that samples Erykah Badu's… Read More

October 23, 2020

Cardi B, City Girls, Master P Sued By “Choppa Style” Producer for Copyright Infringement   DJ JMK, the producer of Choppa’s 2002 hit song “Choppa Style,” has sued multiple rappers and producers for… Read More

August 13, 2019

The “Queen of Music Clearance” Deborah Mannis-Gardner Talks About the Obstacles Around Clearing Samples [Interview]

We talked with the "Queen of Music Clearance" Deborah Mannis-Gardner about leading a company of women, racial profiling in music,… Read More

June 18, 2019

Kanye West Hit With Copyright Lawsuit Over “Kids See Ghosts” Sample

West used the sample but is denying any wrongdoing and asking the court to dismiss the claim. Kanye West is… Read More

June 4, 2019

Jay-Z and Timbaland Sued for $2 Million Over Unauthorized Sample

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Timbo the King (@timbaland) on Dec 27, 2018 at… Read More

May 20, 2019

Here’s How Rapper Michael Millions Cleared Two D’Angelo Samples for Free A music business miracle. Michael Millions managed to clear two separate D'Angelo samples... for free. In a recent DJ… Read More

March 5, 2019

Sting Owns 85 Percent of Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams”… But He’s Not Mad About it

The 19-year old rapper is choosing to spread positivity. Juice WRLD's breakout single, "Lucid Dreams," contains a reworked sample from Sting's… Read More

November 19, 2018

Watch Theophilus London and Tame Impala’s Retro Video for “Only You”

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Tame Impala (@tame__impala) on Oct 30, 2018 at 9:22pm… Read More

October 31, 2018

Judge Denies Justin Timberlake’s Motion to Dismiss Copyright Case Over ’70s Disco Song

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Justin Timberlake (@justintimberlake) on Sep 5, 2018 at 2:38pm… Read More

October 26, 2018

Tracy Chapman Sues Nicki Minaj Over “Baby Can I Hold You” Sample Uh-oh. Tracy Chapman has reportedly sued Nicki Minaj for copyright infringement. Suit documents obtained by Pitchfork, state that Minaj's unreleased track “Sorry,”… Read More

October 23, 2018

In Hip-Hop and Beyond: Michael Jackson [Playlist]

A post shared by Michael Jackson (@michaeljackson) on Aug 20, 2018 at 10:04am PDT The King of Pop, House, New… Read More

August 29, 2018