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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 inEnglish
OwnerNadav Poraz[1]
Websitewhosampled.com
Alexa rank7,143[2] (as of June 2019)
CommercialNo
RegistrationOptional
LaunchedOctober 1, 2008; 10 years ago (2008-10-01)[3][4]
Current statusActive

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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 the third 'Samplethon' competition at Point Blank Studios in London.[10][11][12]

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ReferencesEdit

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

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