When Do Bands Decide They Don’t Want To Be Sampled?

May 26, 2010

Just something I’ve been thinking about lately. Most bands, early in their career, would benefit from being sampled by a reputable artist (say, Girl Talk). If you were in a new band, and Girl Talk sampled you, you’d be pretty happy, right?

When does this emotion change, from happiness (gaining attention) to anger (having your copyright potentially violated?). I guess it depends on a number of things: how much attention you already have, how much the sampling artist has, and your personal take on the whole sampling/copyright issue.

Anyway, more than anything, this post was just an excuse for me to create a graph considering the different ways that a musical artists opinion might change (stays the same, slowly becomes angrier, or suddenly switches).

Reaction to Sampling as Fame increases

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