Saturday, 28 February 2009

The best sample ever

I've spent a ton of time today trying to find out how to get the rights to a song. It's from the thirties... you'd think it would be fair game by now. But no, copyright law is convoluted and ridiculously obstructive.

There are a ton of people that copyright shouldn't last so long, that fair game should be extended, some even saying that after its first outing, it should be up for grabs.

But you know what? I'm glad copyright exists in this way. It forces you to be creative, to not regurgitate something you heard... it forces you outside of the material and into your imagination, working against your memories.

Of course, if you really want something, you pay for it.

And the above video is the best example of copyright money used effectively.

MC Solaar's Noveau Western. Best sample ever used in a song. With translation! Learn French at lightning speed!

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