Could Diddy & Bad Boy Save Sampling? – Slate Magazine

Attorney  Anthony Falzone, Executive Director, Fair Use Project, discusses the recent ruling against Bad Boy Records for the unauthorized sampling of the Ohio Players’ “Singing in the Morning" in The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ready To Die”.  His article “Diddy Could Save Sampling” presents a refreshing legal argument for the practice of sampling along with an interesting … Read more

Wu-Tang Clears First Legal Beatles Sample In History!

All hands on deck!  The outlook for the future of sampling has greatly improved since Wu-Tang recently obtained clearance for the first Beatles song ever legally sampled!  According to XXL and the Wu-Tang Myspace blog, the sample of The Beatles “My Guitar Gently Weeps” from the self titled White Album will appear as a remade … Read more

Digidesign Pushes Back Pro Tools Vista Support Date… Again!

Digidesign is playing with my emotions!   It looks like my tap dance and ball change between two laptops will not end anytime soon.  Seeing that the company originally stated ProTools LE and M-Powered would be Vista compatible by the end of the summer, I figured Digidesign would actually stick to that statement.  Instead, while checking … Read more

Production News Roundup 9-25-07

Peter Rosenberg drops a dope segment with Q-Tip speaking about Common, Dilla, and A Tribe Called Quest.  If you can remember the name of Tribe’s second album, you may also qualify to win a Mitchell & Ness jacket from Altrap and VH1 Hip-Hop Honors.   Spine Magazine gives us a taste of Large Professor’s upcoming … Read more

Scratch Magazine Is Dead!

Coming straight from the Scratch Magazine website… Issue #20  featuring 50 Cent & Timbaland will be the last ever published! Announcing the news In a post today, Eskay over at Nah Right says “I hope all you purist snobs are happy. You didn’t buy it when it targeted you, then you screamed bloody murder when … Read more