Creative and Financial Aspects of Sampling

Mar 16, 2017 | 5:00pm – 6:00pm


Andrea Villarreal

Oaks Hartline & Daly LLP

Scott Cupolo

Warner Music Group

Travis McFetridge

Great South Bay Music Group

Michael Watts


Rihanna's #1 Billboard Hot 100 single "Work" contains an interpolation of "If You Were Here Tonight" written by Monte Moir of Prince's band The Time. Drake's #1 Billboard Hot 100 "One Dance" contains a master sample of "Do You Mind" performed by Paleface & Kyla. Now more than ever the hits of today sample the songs of yesterday. An experienced music attorney will guide us through the complexities of a sample clearance agreement. A major label music executive will discuss how samples affect royalties. A grammy award winning music publisher demonstrate the steps of clearing a sample from the publishing side. A Grammy Award winning producer will discuss the creative aspects of sampling.

Primary Access: Platinum Badge, Music Badge, Artist Wristband
Secondary Access: Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Sessions
Level: Advanced