Creative ways to make the most of your samples

Samples give new life to your mixes, you can transform samples into completely new sounds and use them like their own instrument. Here’s some inspiration for getting more out of your sampling. Each section has…

The 100 most sampled tracks in music history

Sampling music is an art-form in it’s own right and it’s everywhere nowadays. This Spotify playlist features all of the most used songs in sampling history. Samples are used everywhere in music today: in Hip-Hop, dance…

Spotify are changing how they treat remixers, crediting them for each stream

Spotify are making some changes that will mean remixers feel the love every time their remixes are played. For the first time since they started over 10 years ago Spotify are going to credit remixers…

YouTube to pay more for music after deal with major labels

The 3 major labels have all now created new deals with YouTube that will provide better payouts for music in the wake of YouTube’s new music service. Earlier this month sources revealed that Warner Music…

Remix Pharrell Williams top hits and beats in ROLI’s free app

ROLI are bringing one of the world’s hottest producers to their free app to remix hits like ‘Happy’ using their awesome devices. The creators behind the incredible expressive keyboards ‘Seaboards’ and more recently the fascinating…

Sony Music begin licensing STEM files for DJs & producers

Sony Music may begin a revolution in music becoming the first major label to start licensing its STEM files to be used in mixes and new tracks. STEM files feature all the different elements of…

Remixes of Sony artists to be legalised in Dubset deal

Dubset have made a deal with their first major label, Sony, to make remixes and samples under the label legal. Dubset are a body who have been fighting to legitimise remixes which are often the…

Native Instruments help making remixes licensed with purchase of startup MetaPop

Native Instruments just bought startup MetaPop, a new company that are working to license remixes so that DJs can legally share their reworkings of tracks. The internet has opened up a creative bubble the likes…

Dubset raise $4 million to license remixes for distribution

Dubset just received a giant injection of cash from a funding round that will help them license and distribute unofficial remixes and help all artists get paid. In a round of Series A funding led…

Free sample pack with Beyonce, Tove Lo, Nick Jonas and more, remix samples and sounds

Hyperbits have just launched Hyperbits sample pack Vol. 2 full of high quality samples to use in your mixes. After the giant success of his first Hyperbits Sample Pack, Hyperbits is back with hundreds more…