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Old 9th May 2019
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Originally Posted by Will The Weirdo View Post
This is very easy to explain as copyright law is straight forward.....
If you use any pre-recorded composition in your own music you must get copyright clearance from both the owners of the PA (writers) and SR (recording) or you are at risk to legal action.

As to "so what's an artist like myself supposed to do", you could always learn to play an instrument like many millions have done and create your own original musical compositions.
Uh, actually I do know how to play a number of instruments, and I do create my own original compositions in other musical styles. However, old-school sample-based hip-hop is all about sampling; that's the point. ALL of the hip-hop that I love and am influenced by is all sample-based.