The Art of Sampling


The Art of Sampling: The Sampling Tradition of Hip Hop/Rap Music and Copyright Law
By Amir Said

The art of sampling, one of the most innovative music processes to emerge in the late-twentieth century, stands today as both a celebrated art form and a cultural activity within the hip hop/rap music tradition and beyond. ‘The Art of Sampling’ (Amir Said, author of ‘The BeatTips Manual’), examines this complex and controversial music process, and presents a study that illuminates the history, creative mechanics, and philosophy of sampling, while also exploring the implications that it holds for copyright law.

Divided into three primary parts, including an in-depth History part, a robust Instruction (how-to) part, and a highly comprehensive Copyright Law part, ‘The Art of Sampling’ is detailed, sharply informative, and engaging. Astute and intensely thought-provoking, it’s the definitive book on sampling in the hip hop/rap music tradition and copyright law, and one of the most striking and poignant music studies to come along in years.

Paperback: 484 Pages
Publisher: Superchamp Books
ISBN: 978-0974970417
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