Creative License: The Law of Culture and Digital Sampling is a compelling new book that explores the complexities and contradictions in how music samples are licensed within the current copyright landscape. Including interviews with more than 100 stakeholders in the sampling community – from David Byrne, Cee-Lo Green, George Clinton, De La Soul, DJ Premier, DJ Qbert, Eclectic Method, El-P, Girl Talk, Matmos, Mix Master Mike, Negativland, Public Enemy, RZA, Clyde Stubblefield and T.S. Monk – Creative License puts digital sampling into an historical, cultural, and legal context.
Future of Music Coalition (FMC) is proud to collaborate with authors Kembrew McLeod and Peter DiCola, Duke University Press, and Words Beats & Life to celebrate the release of Creative License with a Washington, DC event featuring co-author Peter DiCola, Producer/DJ Roddy Rod, DJ 2-Tone Jones, Producer & Co-creator of Shaolin Jazz, and FMC Senior Policy Strategist/Communications Director Casey Rae-Hunter.
Creative License describes hip-hop during its sample-heavy golden age in the 1980s and early 1990s; the lawsuits that shaped U.S. copyright law on sampling; and the complicated licensing process that musicians must now navigate. Observing that the same dynamics create problems for today's remixers, the authors conclude by examining ideas for reform.
For more on the book: visit http://futureofmusic.org/events/creative-license-book-release
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About Future of Music Coalition
Future of Music Coalition is a national non-profit education, research and advocacy organization that seeks a bright future for creators and listeners. FMC works towards this goal through continuous interaction with its primary constituency — musicians — and in collaboration with other creator/public interest groups.
About Words Beats & Life
Founded in 2002, Words Beats & Life transforms individuals and whole communities through the core elements of hip-hop culture. At the heart of all that we do is the belief that hip-hop can serve as the necessary filter between hope and despair for the youth of the District of Columbia.
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Words Beats & Life
This is event is being hosted by Words Beats & Life.
In January 2017, Words Beats & Life celebrated 15 dedicated years serving both local, national and international communities. Though we are a young organization, our impact has been extensive.