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Will the future of sample clearance be as easy as tagging friends on Facebook?

When rapper Lil Nas X, the artist behind the viral chart-topper Old Town Road, together with record-label Sony, were sued in July over unauthorised samples in the song Carry On for $25 million, it served as a fresh reminder of the long-standing complications of sample clearance that numerous creators and producers face daily and the … Continue reading Will the future of sample clearance be as easy as tagging friends on Facebook?

How Sample Clearance Works: The Business of Borrowing Sound

“Your submission has been rejected due to possible copyright infringing material.” If you’ve ever received the above message from your digital distribution provider, you know how dispiriting and confusing it is. The rules of copyright can be confounding – and infringement can have severe consequences. In the latest of a string of high profile cases, … Continue reading How Sample Clearance Works: The Business of Borrowing Sound