Bob James Sues Madlib

If you know anything about hip-hop and sampling, you’ve probably heard of Jazz artist Bob James. James is known for his extensive catalog on famed labels CTI and Tappen Zee, as well as creating 2 of the most sampled songs READ MORE…

Study Says Sampling Increases Sales

Forbes recently published an article about the sampling of music and the resulting increase in sales for the sampled artists’ works. The study by W. Michael Schuster focused on the group Girl Talk, known for their mash-ups and extensive use READ MORE…

Reverse Sample Lawsuit

If you are looking for a Robin Thicke story NOT related to Miley Cyrus, then read on… Thicke’s hit single “Blurred Lines” has undoubtedly become the “song of the summer“. Aside from the video and live VMA performance, there is READ MORE…

Bloodstone Sues T.I. and Kanye West

Sigh… Another sample lawsuit is on the horizon. This time, soul/funk group Bloodstone is suing Universal Music Group alleging that they never had the rights to license their song “I’m Just Doing My Job“. The song was used for the READ MORE…