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  • andyy_lu
    andyy_lu said 1 week ago:

    It's not a crime to sample music..even grammy changed the rule..[This year we are allowing songs that have samples to compete in songwriting categories. We used to only allow that in best rap song, and now it's for all of our songwriting categories, including song of the year. What we learned over time is that the use of sampling is so prevalent, especially in the urban music community, that we were eliminating a lot of urban music from competing for song of the year, and we didn't want that. One of the classical people on our committee said, "You know, if Bach wasn't sampling Vivaldi, then he probably wouldn't have written much of anything." It's been going on for a long time.]http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/legal-and-management/6289037/how-do-you-get-nominated-for-a-grammy-behind-the

  • andyy_lu
    andyy_lu said 1 week ago:

    stupid madonna hater never change....I found something interesting :In February 2014, a Belgian court revealed the verdict on the case and proclaimed that Madonna did not plagiarize Acquaviva's work for "Frozen". The court spoke of a "new capital offense" in the file: composer Edouard Scotto Di Suoccio and societies Tabata Atoll Music and Music in Paris had also filed a complaint for plagiarism. According to them, both "Ma vie fout le camp" and "Frozen" originated in the song "Blood Night" which they composed in 1983.[16] After all three tracks in the case were compared, the final ruling was that the songs were "not sufficiently 'original' to claim" that any plagiarism had taken place.[17] This ruling ended the eight year ban of the song that was in place in Belgium since 2005.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frozen_(Madonna_song)#Plagiarism_case

  • Music Sage
    Music Sage said 4 months ago:

    My suggestion for dlackey75 and this Website's (& in particular, Madonna's manipulated, brainwashed fans).
    Read this:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Fairuz (year 1993)
    http://www.arjanwrites.com/arjanwrites/2005/11/madonna_frozen_.html#.U5XiLmeKDIU
    http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=483
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_of_Light_(song) (music video, last paragraph)
    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/madonna-pays-settle-copyright-lawsuit
    before you ever repeat these words
    :"IT IS A DOCUMENTED FACT THAT: Anytime that Madonna, or her Music Directors & Concert Producers, have used samples from other songs, in the arrangements for a particular performance (to add a deliberate, and well-thought-out, meaningful musical effect) Total credit has been given to the original songwriters/artists, for EVERY use of their music--absolutely EVERY time, that a 'sample' (be it a small snippet, or a lengthy overlay) from another artist's work occurs. And, on a side-note: For these songs to have been legally sampled, as they INDEED were, the copyright holders for each piece of music, would have been paid an agreed-upon royalty, before the songs with the samples were ever performed publicly, & subsequently released on a recording."
    And what about dozens of others she stole from but didn't sue her?
    Where are the credits for Main Source, Gutter Snypes, Pet Shop Boys, Bobby Byrd and many, many others?
    Who's got credits for 'superstar' song on MDNA?
    She surely didn't pay royalties( even if she had credited, but she didn't) for George Gershwin or Michael Jackson, cause they were dead when she stole their music.
    I have wrote a few songs and it's not hard to be creative but it doesn't matter. One does not have to write a songs to call plagiarist a 'plagiarist'. If it was so, all the judges who judge in such cases had to write a songs.
    Instead of wasting money on unoriginal thieves, try to look for Musicians who never steal or even are so creative that never sampled anyone.

  • dlackey75
    dlackey75 said 5 months ago:

    **(I realize I actually ended up making 3 points; instead of the "2" I said I was going to make.....Oops!....Oh, well.... LOL)**

  • dlackey75
    dlackey75 said 5 months ago:

    First of all, I actually own EVERY Madonna album, as well as ALL of her Concert Tour DVDs/Blu-Rays, & the vast majority of her major, studio-released, Singles/Remixes on CD. Most of her Concert Recordings' Liner Notes are actual small, full-color booklets, that contain pages and pages of that particular show's "Musical Performance & Production Credits." **IT IS A DOCUMENTED FACT THAT: Anytime that Madonna, or her Music Directors & Concert Producers, have used samples from other songs, in the arrangements for a particular performance (to add a deliberate, and well-thought-out, meaningful musical effect) Total credit has been given to the original songwriters/artists, for EVERY use of their music--absolutely EVERY time, that a 'sample' (be it a small snippet, or a lengthy overlay) from another artist's work occurs. And, on a side-note: For these songs to have been legally sampled, as they INDEED were, the copyright holders for each piece of music, would have been paid an agreed-upon royalty, before the songs with the samples were ever performed publicly, & subsequently released on a recording.

    It's frustrating to me, as someone who was musically-educated, from the ages of 3 to 24, & has been making an actual living--teaching young musicians & composing/arranging music, for the last 12 years, to hear someone's blatant ignorance of music-writing practices, & American, as well as International, Copyright Laws! So, at this time...there are 2 major points about Music Copyrighting Legalities; on which, I'd like to educate this Website's (& in particular, Madonna's) "Haters." ~ So, here we go...

    #1 - Rhythms, alone (no matter how brief, or how long), can NOT be copyrighted. This mainly applies to Percussion; seeing how that NO ONE can claim the undisputed ownership of rhythms played on a drum(s), or any other "non-melodical" percussion instrument.
    * *{You can, however, receive a copyright for the "ARRANGEMENT" of the complete, Musical Score (includes written out parts of every instrument, including percussion), in its' entirety---this is so someone who wants to use YOUR arrangement for an upcoming performance, can do so, by purchasing it, in book-form, from the Publishing Company that one has given the authority to publish one's music.}**

    #2: - Chords, & Chord-Progressions, can NOT be copyrighted; because, there isn't a person alive that has ever composed an "Original" Chord-Progression, that has NEVER been used, by ANYONE, in the entire 2000+ year-history, of Western Music. Chords & their Progressions serve as nothing more than the skeleton, or framework, of a piece of music.
    It is; however, what is superimposed, & written, ON TOP OF THE CHORDS (i.e. melodies, harmonies, embellishments/ornamentation, vocals, lyrics, instrumentation, accompaniment, etc.) that is copyrightable, as an individual song/piece, an arrangement, or a score.

    #3: "The Rule of 7" -- For a melody to be copyrightable, there can NOT be, ANY portion of the melody, with 7, or More, of the: EXACT, SAME 'Notes'...occurring in the EXACT, SAME 'Order'...following the EXACT, SAME 'Rhythm-Sequence', as a previously-copyrighted, "7-Note-Segment," of another piece of Music.

    **Q: So, how do composers and arrangers legally "get away with" writing music that sounds nearly identical to something else???
    **A: By changing either 1 note's order, pitch, or it's length, within a 7-Note-Segment. 2 pieces of music can have nearly-identical passages, & as long as ONE (1) musical aspect is different (even if a 6-note segment is identical to something else)--- it becomes its' own piece, that will have its' own copyright....And no Court, Judge, or Jury, could find the "Second Songwriter", guilty of plagiarism, or failure to give proper credit & pay royalties.

    FINAL NOTE: Sampling is a legitimate practice, that allows a piece of music to have an "extra layer" of complexity to it....often times, resulting in the sample being used, in a very meaningful, artistic, and musically-appealing way---along with a new song/piece/remix that when brought together, serves a greater musical purpose, than if the sample weren't there at all. Samples are MEANT TO BE RECOGNIZED by the Listener, in hopes that an
    Even-Higher Level of Personal Connection (Emotion, Recollection, Association, etc.) to the new song, will be realized, & achieved, by the Listener.

    ~My Suggestion for the Haters: Instead of wasting time, trying to look for Musicians who "You" think have illegally used someone else's property; just leave it to the Professionals at the Music Publishing Companies & their Legal Teams, to use the widely-available, "Plagirism-Detecting" Computer Programs/Software, that have been in constant use, for nearly 2 deades now. And, in the time you "Save" by not being hateful, and/or doing something pointless.....how about YOU write a song....and actually go through this whole process yourself. You may just actually learn something, :-)
    ******CASE CLOSED!!!!******

  • Pablo Gerardo Merighi
  • ╚DJ╦STEPHEN►V╗
    ╚DJ╦STEPHEN►V╗ said 11 months ago:

    MADONNA STILL RULES

  • André Shanti
    André Shanti said 11 months ago:

    Madonna and producer Rob 'Shep' Pettibone have triumphed in a lawsuit regarding an alleged "deliberately hidden" sample in the hit song Vogue.

    The Hollywood Reporter published the story, revealing that the suit was brought in July this year by VMG Salsoul, which owns the copyright of 1976 track Love Break, claiming that the sample was found only now through new technological tools.

    The case was ruled in favour of the defendants, with the judge summarising: "Having listened to the sound recordings of Chicago Bus Stop, Love Break, and Vogue, the Court finds that no reasonable audience would find the sampled portions qualitatively or quantitatively significant in relation to the infringing work, nor would they recognise the appropriation. The Court finds that any sampling of the Horn Hit was de minimis or trivial." http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/madonna-wins-vogue-sample-lawsuit/056784

  • Billie Jewell
    Billie Jewell said 1 year ago:

    Anyone who says they don't care that other people sample when there is plenty of good music out here are sick and probably jealous that they aren't artistically inclined. Everybody does it is? Let me go way back by saying if everyone jumped off a bridge would that be ok to? Followers don't mind lack of originality. Individuals are offended when they get stolen regurgitated perverted versions of things that were already great. It's not hard to make a hit song using recognizable hit sounds. It's just cheating. Madonna can't sing her way out of a wet paper bag. Listen to the like a prayer album I mean really listen to her. She had vocal training for that. LOL

  • Music Sage
    Music Sage said 2 years ago:

    I've already submitted theese entries, but they were rejected. And not everyone steals music from each other.
    There are many creative, less known and poorer artists whoose music is being sampled on and on by 'the original pop divas'.

  • antoine.becuwe
    antoine.becuwe said 2 years ago:

    I honestly don't give a f*** about Madonna sampling other artists, as everybody do. And why would I reject some right submissions ? Submit these entries and stop complaining, sampling is part of the music industry nowadays, you must admit it...

  • Music Sage
    Music Sage said 2 years ago:

    Well, well, well. So there you are madonna's fans, as I thought. You must be real geniuses if you call people you know nothing about them 'morons'.Everybody who reads this knows who are the real morons here. You're wrong if you 'think' that I'm a little monster. Hating xerodonna doesn't make people Gaga's fans. She has much more enemies. It only shows how ignorant and uneducated you are. And Antoine you call only me 'moron' because I found the most plagiarisms. Hahaha very pathetic. You gotta have a great fun while rejecting all my submissions. Your limited queen would be proud of you. Oh wait, she wouldn't. She doesn't care a bit about her very few remaining fans. But you can't delete my comments so I'm gonna let the people know few more plagiarisms:
    Jump=Pet Shop Boys- west end girls
    Inside of me= Aaaliyah- back and forth
    and Gutter Snype's- trials of life
    She's not me= Sezen Aksu-yaz
    Forbidden love=Grant Green- down here on the ground
    Celebration album version=Wiley-wearing my rolex
    Rescue me= Deee-Lite- power of love
    Beat goes on=The Whispers-and the beat goes on
    +the samples which are 'coincidentally' waiting to be accepted:
    Girl Gone Wild=Deadmau5-some chords
    Music drowned world tour=Kraftwerk-metal on metal
    Frozen sticky & sweet tour=Calvin Harris- I'm not alone
    Future lovers confessions tour=Donna Summer-I feel love
    and Dido feat. Faithless-one step too far
    Like a prayer 2008=Meck feat. Dino-feels like home
    Turn up the radio=Raffaella Carra-fatalita

  • antoine.becuwe
    antoine.becuwe said 2 years ago:

    Well it's full of one moron.

  • Francisco Guerra
    Francisco Guerra said 2 years ago:

    OMG... it's full of little morons here!

  • Music Sage
    Music Sage said 2 years ago:

    Oh and someone has already pointed out this similarity
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1tShHWP4Q0

  • Music Sage
    Music Sage said 2 years ago:

    Sorry, I didn't know there are any forums. On this page are mentioned only 3 samples from floptime stories the rest not. I'm also quite sure she sampled Wiley's song on celebration
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqvIFgpfAVE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcKjlNMZAqI

  • DJ Anubis
    DJ Anubis said 2 years ago:

    PS: I see some of the ones you mention already on this page ;)

  • DJ Anubis
    DJ Anubis said 2 years ago:

    Hey Mierdonna, you know this sites relies on its users? So feel free to submit these samples if you are sure (top righthandcorner: Submit an Entry). If you're not sure and would like to discuss this, I think you might be better off starting a Madonna topic on the forums. And I think if you include videos to check these things out, you'll get a much quicker reply. People (on the internet) are lazy you know ;)

  • Music Sage
    Music Sage said 2 years ago:

    From wikipedia:
    "Samples: "I'd Rather Be Your Lover" – "It's Your Thing" performed by Lou Donaldson. "Inside of Me" – "Back and Forth" performed by Aaliyah, "Outstanding" performed by The Gap Band and "The Trials of Life" performed by Gutter Snypes. "Human Nature" – "What You Need" performed by Main Source. "Forbidden Love" – "Down Here On The Ground" performed by Grant Green. "Sanctuary" – "Watermelon Man" performed by Herbie Hancock"

  • Music Sage
    Music Sage said 2 years ago:

    Superstar= Martin Solveig hello

  • Music Sage
    Music Sage said 2 years ago:

    Why did the samples for she's not me stolen from Sezen Aksu's yaz disappear?

  • Music Sage
    Music Sage said 2 years ago:

    I have some propositions to check.
    Some girls= Lady GaGa I like it rough
    Masterpiece= Safura- drip drop!!!!
    Physical attraction= Olivia Newton John- physical
    Superstar= Marina and the Diamonds- hollywood
    Give me all your luvin= The Dandy Warhols- bohemian like you+ Joao Brasil- L.O.V.E. banana
    Vogue= Malcolm McLaren- deep in vogue
    Does anyone agree with something?

  • strongbadinater
    strongbadinater said 3 years ago:

    In 'Here Comes the Rain' from the Sticky & Sweet Tour (both legs, I believe), the part at 1:53 ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtdY1MnYcUs ) is from 'The Wedding Toccata Theme' by Modeselektor ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Llct7A9zp34&feature=related ) at 1:53. I tried to get this changed at Wikipedia, but NO!! they didn't do anything.

  • DJ Anubis
    DJ Anubis said 4 years ago:

    Can't say I agree... The hihats make it quiete close... but I don't think it's any sample, just a basic drumcomputer? All we have here is a heavy bass and 4 hihats..

  • Xanadu
    Xanadu said 4 years ago:

    Okay, Frozen drum loop, maybe it's Fools Gold by The Stone Roses

    Does anyone agree? If not, what it is?

  • DJ Anubis
    DJ Anubis said 4 years ago:

    Are the 69 remixes a coincidence? ^^

  • Xanadu
    Xanadu said 4 years ago:

    Is the drum loop at 0:54 in Frozen (youtube.com/watch?v=XS088Opj9o0) from Bobby Byrd's Hot Pants?

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