WhoSampled

Summary

WhoSampled is a website and app database of information about sampled music or sample-based music, cover songs and remixes.

WhoSampled
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Type of site
Music website, sampled music
Available inEnglish
FoundedLondon, England
OwnerNadav Poraz[1]
URLwhosampled.com
CommercialNo
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedOctober 1, 2008; 13 years ago (2008-10-01)[2][3]
Current statusActive

HistoryEdit

Nadav Poraz founded the site in London, England in 2008, as a way to track musical samples and cover songs. Mobile apps were released in 2012 and 2014 for iPhone and Android, respectively.[4] The website's database is user-generated and reviewed by moderators before the content goes live. As of 2016, the site's most sampled track is the Amen break from the Winstons.[5] In 2015, the site added support for film and television clips.[6] The following year, it partnered with Spotify[7] and introduced a six degrees of separation-inspired game that tracks relationships between artists, producers, and their tracks.[8] In October 2017, WhoSampled partnered with KPM and Ableton and organised the third 'Samplethon' competition at Point Blank Studios in London.[9][10][11]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Khan, Basheera (1 December 2009). "Say it isn't so – WhoSampled reveals the rip-offs in music". TechCrunch. Retrieved 11 September 2010.
  2. ^ "WhoSampled is 8 Years Old!".
  3. ^ "WhoSampled.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  4. ^ Dredge, Stuart (23 September 2014). "With 1 million users, WhoSampled brings its music DNA exploration to Android". The Guardian. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  5. ^ Goldenberg, David (22 September 2016). "It Only Takes Six Seconds To Hear The World's Most Sampled Song". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  6. ^ Solomon, Katie (15 May 2015). "Get to the chopper! WhoSampled adds movie and TV sample clips". TechRadar. Archived from the original on 3 December 2019.
  7. ^ Sawers, Paul (8 February 2016). "WhoSampled taps Spotify to show you who covered, remixed, or sampled your favorite songs". VentureBeat. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  8. ^ Pugsley, Adam (6 July 2016). "WhoSampled's new Six Degrees tool shows you how your favourite artists are connected". Chart Attack. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  9. ^ "WHOSAMPLED PRESENTS 'SAMPLETHON' COMPETITION AT POINT BLANK LONDON WITH KPM & ABLETON". DJMag.com. 5 October 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  10. ^ "WhoSampled presents third Samplethon contest hosted by Point Blank Studios". www.solvdmag.com. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  11. ^ "WhoSampled teams up with Sony/ATV for new Samplethon | Complete Music Update". www.completemusicupdate.com. Retrieved 8 November 2017.

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