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TO CLEAR OR NOT TO CLEAR? SAMPLE CLEARANCE STRAIGHT

24 Feb

Sampling as an artform and IPR (Intellectual Property Rights) seem to be  in the media spotlight quite a bit these days. With declining record sales publishers and labels are looking to crack down on illegal sample use and collect due revenues. Welcome to Web 2.0, where the emergence of file sharing sites, music blogs, and new technologies allow independent artists, labels, and producers to share, publish, and sell music efficiently by cutting out “official channels”. Sites and technologies like Bandcamp and Soundcloud have once again blurred IPR Laws and the rules for clearing samples.

Luckily, I was able to catch up with Deborah Mannis-Gardner of DMG Clearances, Inc. who specializes in the world of sample clearance to get some insight and clear answers to the common question: to clear or not to clear?

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