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“Uh Oh! My Song Has A Sample! My Other Song's A Cover! How Do I Release Them Legally?

February, 14 2022 Missing Link Music

Since the invention of the Fairlight CMI synthesizer in the late 70s, sampling has been part of the creation of new music and new sounds.  Early samplers only captured and played back short sound bites or snippets.  As the technology improved, cheaper standalone machines with more memory emerged like the Akai S950 and the legendary Akai MPC.  One of the first hit songs that used a sample as part of the composition was Sugarhill Gang's “Rappers Delight” released in...
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