How To Get Sample Clearance (For Music Artists) TUTORIAL

How To Get Sample Clearance (For Music Artists) TUTORIAL

This is the question many times a producer, DJ, and songwriter must struggle with on a daily basis.

Sampling is fun, and in the era of the today’s strictly digital production world, very easy to do.

Typically, most independent releases remain under the radar and never draw enough attention to face the serious legal ramifications of not clearing samples.

However, not clearing samples is still a serious dangerous place to be.

Using someone else’s recording in your music without permission can lead to serious consequences including, lawsuits or the inability to distribute your music to the public.

You could have an unexpected hit from that release and find yourself in a very defenseless position.

The owner of one uncleared sample could have that record pulled from your project or ask for an unreasonable amount of payment because they are aware that you’re in a vulnerable spot.

If you’re lost whether or not you can sample from an existing song and how much is permissible to use, and whether you need permission to use a sample in your new sound recording, this course will clarify all of this for you along with the the do’s and don’ts of sampling.

The Golden Rule of Music Law: if you don’t own or control it, you likely need a license to use it.

If you produce or remix music for other artists, it’s usually your responsibility to clear any samples introduced during the recording process. The artist or their label will probably make you contractually responsible for doing so as a pre-condition to the final record.

In this course, you will learn how to go about sampling, how to avoid getting sued, and learn the step-by-step process of asking permission to sample a song.

What you’ll learn:

  • Learn how to get permission to sample a song
  • Discover how to ask permission to cover a song
  • Discover what sampling and sample clearance are
  • Understand why sample clearance is necessary
  • Discover when is sample clearance required and not required
  • Learn what music copyright is
  • Discover what the “Fair Use” doctrine under copyright law is
  • Understand the risks of not getting permission to sample a song
  • Learn the common myths surrounding music copyright infringement
  • Learn how to get your own sample clearance
  • Discover how to find and ask the music publisher
  • Learn how to find and ask the master recording
  • Learn the costs of getting a sample clearance
  • Discover what you can get when someone samples your song
  • Know what you need to do if your song is part of an advertisement or endorsement
  • Discover how to use sample packs and when you can use them as samples
  • Become a more knowledgeable and more well-equipped music artist
  • Save time and money by doing your own sample clearance before you release a song

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