The Art of Sampling

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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.

Binding: Paperback

Physical Info: 484 pages

Publish Date: 25 August 2015