- March 28, 2016 at 5:25 pm #5652
What do you think about this statement made by Pablo Picasso? “Good artists copy; Great artists steal”? The bottom line is, it is impossible for the human brain to come up with a completely original thought. We have to be inspired by something. Every piece of music is derived in some way shape or form from classical music played hundreds of years ago. Its all copied. Any artist that says anything different is a liar. Use what you want and be as creative as you can. Will you get sued? Maybe. But i say fight. Fight for your right to speak and be creative.
“Wax Tailor- Once Upon A Past” The sampler, as well as the turntable
Were principal tools, largely responsible
For the birth and development of hip-hop
With a sampler any drum beat, any guitar riff
Any sound that could be recorded
Could be used as part of a new composition
A new contextualization
The recording you are listening to now is an example
Where a cultural production
That was full of possibilities
By virtue of being able to freely appropriate
From the musical past
And to make new combinations,
And thus, new meanings
The story demonstrates
That the society quote
Free to borrow and built upon a past,
Is culturally richer than a controlled one.April 4, 2016 at 11:53 pm #5778
Wow. Eye-opener that one…
Copy would be to “mimic” but the original is still present, therefore making it their version. Steal would be to “claim” it without permission, therefore making it theirs. Both would cause debate but if you wanted it that much, you will fight for it.
I L.O.V.E LOVE sampled music, especially from the old school. It’s interesting to see what artists do WITH IT.
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