For those that work outside of the hip-hop and pop world, we don’t often think about the art of sampling vs. original beat production. So much of the music the world knows today consists of old musical ideas placed in new creative contexts. Music samples have long been used in songs, but we’re hearing them more than ever in 2020.
Samples can be great for your music, but using them incorrectly or without permission can get you into trouble. If music-sampling is a part of your creative process, you’ll need to know the difference between what’s 100% your own creation and what you’re borrowing from someone else. Continue reading →