It looks like some stress and headaches are potentially about to be alleviated for producers and artists. Yesterday, a new tech company named Tracklib launched, boasting a catalog of over 60,000 songs in all genres to be used for sampling. The real kicker is that you can get the samples cleared in minutes for a small fee.
"The nightmare of music sampling is finally over," said Tom Silverman, Founder of Tommy Boy Records in a statement released to REVOLT TV. "We have emerged from the dark ages of the music industry and instead of discouraging and suppressing sampling, we can now encourage new creators to quickly and easily use parts of original recordings to make exciting new music."
Silverman is one of Tracklib's partners in the United States and, of course, his legendary label served as home to such hip-hop staples as Naughty By Nature, Queen Latifah, Afrika Bambaataa and N.O.R.E. Tracklib's Advisory Board included Questlove, Havoc of Mobb Deep, Statik Selektah, Prince Paul and Erick Sermon.
Silverman, Paul and Sermon were all on hand last night at the Dream Hotel in New York's Meatpacking District for a launch party and discussion about the new technology. Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck, Wu-Tang DJ Mathematics, Mysonne, industry executive Steve Lobel, Ali Vegas, and producer Rockwilder were on hand. DJ Diamond J the Artist, who spun for Beyonce for two world tours, delivered 90s classic hip-hop all night. And later in the night, Sermon was joined by Parish Smith for a short set of EPMD gems.
"This is really going to change music," Sermon said.