[rumori] The Sample Clearance Fund: A proposal

Nicola Battista [rumori] The Sample Clearance Fund: A proposal
Wed, 26 Aug 1998 01:34:49 +0200 (00904116889,

At 11.08 26/08/98 -0700, Steev wrote:

>i'm sorry but i just think this is ridiculous. you'renever going to
>get every single creator of every recorded sound in the universe to
>sign up with this Fund! And it won't work unless everyone is a part of
>it. or am i missing something?

hehe nope. If you go checking the original mail you'll see that obviously I
had considered this. Well, the Fund could work also with a limited number
of tracks, even that would be artistically limited (you're only entitled to
freely sample those tracks administered by the Fund).

>If anyone on this list hasnt heard these tracks, run, don't walk, to
> and
>and listen to them NOW, before reading or writing another word

uhhmmm hehe ok.

>no. that's not what musically dependant means. Just recognizability is
>not the criterion.

well, it might be for me... or it sample length a more valid criterion?
Length would be a good criterion for literature (for example you can quote
a phrase from a book and be in the "fair use"... but you won't copy 20 pages from another book and include them in your book). Is this appliable
to music?

>exactly. originality, not uniqueness. a distinction made in Retrofuturism
>magazine years ago, I believe.

hehe kewl. I never mentioned "uniqueness", though. :)

>YOU go see those urls, ASAP!! There's no point talking about this stuff
>if we don't have a common point of reference. You could be talking about
>C&C Music Factory and I could be talking about Christian Marclay and we
>could never ever agree, if we havent each heard the examples we're talking

hehe right. I tried mentioning several examples in my messages mostly for
this reason. Not to show that I was some crappy kind of expert archivist in
sampledelica ;)
Nicola (Dj Batman) Battista