[Air-l] Data on Sampling?

Pete Welsch pwelsch at indiana.edu
Sat Apr 23 13:07:16 PDT 2005

I'm beginning work on some social networking research that looks at ties
between hip hop/electronic producers and the artists they sample. I was
wondering if anyone knew about resources available for uncovering such
data. My initial idea was to look at licensing fees paid by a set of
artists, otherwise I'm not sure how/if it would be possible to get access
to that information shy of lurking on dodgy sample-spotter listservs. Any

I'd be particularly interested in getting access to data on underground
hip hop and/or downtempo producers, if that helps narrow the field a bit.

Many thanks,

Pete Welsch - pwelsch at indiana.edu

"That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for 
the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition,
seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, when
she made them, like fire, expansible over all space, without lessening
their density in any point, and like the air in which we breathe, move,
and have our physical being, incapable of confinement or exclusive
appropriation." - Thomas Jefferson, 1813

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