[rumori] credit where credit is (un)due?

Steev (steevATdetritus.net)
Tue, 29 Jun 1999 22:03:02 -0700 (PDT)

vicki i just have to repost this here, your scree is so entertaining!

anyone have any thots? credit to samples used, or not?


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Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 22:29:07 +0100
From: Vicki Bennett <peoplelikeusATmistral.co.uk>
Subject: Re: [plunderphonia] sampling = free promotion

[peter risser said:]
>Yeah, I definitely think, just out of courtesy, artists should list
>samples. When I worked at a radio station, I would always try and go
>back and look up interesting samples that were listed in the liners.
>That's how I heard about Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns.

I would never list the samples that I use because I'd prefer people find
them for themselves rather than be handed the bones on a plate. I don't
even put my name on it. Of course people can find out though. But these
things are NOT what I want to present. I just don't want to present my
work as being made of fragments, I don't want to tell anyone about the way
I did it and where it came from. The finished work to me should be the
starting point for the receiver.

As far as I'm concerned, if something has been made available to the public
(recordings, radio etc) then I am ready to receive it. There will always
be more people paying than those who take for free like me so what's the
problem? Most people live to buy finished products and wouldn't know what
to do with themselves if they couldn't pay - so they can pay the artists
their share of the deal. Meanwhile, I may get sued one day, but meanwhile,
I'll enjoy doing this and not lose any sleep about it.

Rules are ridiculous when they are based on worse case scenarios and that
is why the copyright law is pointless. If we are killing the music biz by
sampling then it should die. Most of them are stupid old buggers who
believed it when they said synthesizers were going to kill orchestras too.
Oh - they did? I thought it was the music biz.


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