Friday, December 17, 2010

The world's most important drum break

Here is a very interesting video about a 6 second drum break that has been sampled hundreds of times and used in many ways, by many creative people, and how this explosion of creative projects that utilized this sample was only made possible because the original copyright owner never pursued any kind of legal action towards those who used this sample. Copyright laws are out of control, and as a musician who uses samples as my main tool, I can tell you from personal experience that it sucks to always have to think about where your sample came from and if it is going to cause you trouble in the future (I don't believe in intellectual property, but it doesn't mean that someone cannot use the government against me in this regard).

Funny as I write this a song by M.I.A. came on and they are a sample heavy band that I hope understands the fallacy of copyright and how it destroys creativity instead of benefiting creative endeavors. Copyright is great for corporations, and terrible for artists.


Mayor Wanna said...

The first thing that popped into my head when I first heard the break was "Straight outta compton".

This is a great and Important post!! thank you

scott huminski said...

Police State USA (rock music video) Released

Anti USA Police State rock music video released by American rocker who has been targeted with a decade of government oppression. Scott X and the Constitution Commandos take on corrupt and criminal acts of the government with their 4th video release (Police State USA) from their new album: "Fighting the U.S. Police State With Music".

American musician that has become totally fed up with U.S. government crimes and oppression targeting him has released a 7 song rock music album with his 4th music video detailing his experiences with the corrupt U.S.A. government. Rocker Scott X has been banished with the threat of arrest from all courthouses in the U.S. for LIFE. U.S. State and Federal governments have targeted X for over a decade with wrongful criminal prosecutions, courthouse banishments, free speech violations, double jeopardy violations and other oppressive acts.

Scott X and the Constitution Commandos

Fighting the U.S. Police State With Music

Police State USA

Liberty Wanted

The USA Took My Freedom Away

Bad Cop