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

WhoSampled
Whosampled logo small.png
Type of site
Music website, sampled music
Available in English
Owner Nadav Poraz[1]
Website whosampled.com
Alexa rank Positive decrease 14,650 (September 2014)[2]
Commercial No
Registration Optional
Launched October 1, 2008; 10 years ago (2008-10-01)[3][4]
Current status Active

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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.[5] 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.[6] In 2015, the site added support for film and television clips.[7] The following year, it partnered with Spotify[8] and introduced a six degrees of separation-inspired game that tracks relationships between artists, producers, and their tracks.[9] In October 2017, WhoSampled partnered with KPM and Ableton and organised third 'Samplethon' competition at Point Blank Studios in London.[10][11][12]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Khan, Basheera (2009-12-01). "Say it isn't so – WhoSampled reveals the rip-offs in music". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2010-09-11.
  2. ^ "Whosampled.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01.
  3. ^ "WhoSampled is 8 Years Old!".
  4. ^ "WhoSampled.com WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools". WHOIS. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  5. ^ Dredge, Stuart (2014-09-23). "With 1 million users, WhoSampled brings its music DNA exploration to Android". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  6. ^ Goldenberg, David (2016-09-22). "It Only Takes Six Seconds To Hear The World's Most Sampled Song". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  7. ^ Solomon, Katie (2015-05-15). "Get to the chopper! WhoSampled adds movie and TV sample clips". TechRadar. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  8. ^ Sawers, Paul (2016-02-08). "WhoSampled taps Spotify to show you who covered, remixed, or sampled your favorite songs". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  9. ^ Pugsley, Adam (2016-07-06). "WhoSampled's new Six Degrees tool shows you how your favourite artists are connected". Chart Attack. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  10. ^ "WHOSAMPLED PRESENTS 'SAMPLETHON' COMPETITION AT POINT BLANK LONDON WITH KPM & ABLETON". DJMag.com. 2017-10-05. Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  11. ^ "WhoSampled presents third Samplethon contest hosted by Point Blank Studios". www.solvdmag.com. Retrieved 2017-10-17.
  12. ^ "WhoSampled teams up with Sony/ATV for new Samplethon | Complete Music Update". www.completemusicupdate.com. Retrieved 2017-11-08.

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