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Sampling and the case of Jay-Z and Eddie Bo

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A record label representing the now-deceased R&B artist Eddie Bo has filed a copyright claim against Jay Z for allegedly using Bo’s 1969 funk single “Hook & Sling Part 1″ without permission, according to New York Daily News. The label, TufAmerica, claims the sample appears in Jay Z’s 2009 Grammy-winning single “Run This Town,” which featured Rihanna and one of the song’s producers, Kanye West.

Which leads us to a very confusing topic in the Hip Hop world. Just what constitutes “sampling,” when does sampling require permission, and what – if any – monetary compensation is required? Sampling is a fundamental aspect of Hip Hop, and yet it remains a very gray area of the genre.

Host Ian McPherson sits down with BAMM Editorial Director Chris Davies hash it out and test the general public’s opinion in the form of online comments and on-the-street interviews.

Comment Box is a BAMM.tv production.

Credits:

Host: Ian McPherson
Executive Producers: Chris and Nick Hansen
Producer: Phil Lang, Chris Davies, Ian McPherson
Sound and Recording Engineer: Jerad Paul Fox

Music provided by Niteppl – https://soundcloud.com/niteppl

Comment Box – Is Miley Cyrus a feminist?

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In The Independent, Sarah Morrison, asserts that Miley Cyrus has “prompted a modern feminist manifesto.” Cyrus has all but blown up the Internet in the last few months (the Twerk heard round the world, the foam finger, and a certain music video prominently featuring a wrecking ball, to name a few).

She’s also been the recipient of an open letter from Sinead O’Connor warning her against prostituting herself to the music industry.

Miley’s response to Sinead’s criticism was, in addition to twitter feuds, to say, “I am one of the biggest feminists in the world because I tell women not to be scared of anything.”

As we all know, feminism in pop culture is an incredibly nuanced and complex concept. It’s also a very important concept to discuss, and so  our goal at Comment Box is to discuss this particular story – is Miley Cyrus and feminism in pop music? – by taking a closer look at online comments, in studio discussion, and hear from everyday people on the street. Let’s start with the online comment.”

Featuring Sonia Pina (BAMM.tv Latino Producer) and Sophie DeWitt (BAMM.tv A&R)

Credits:

Host: Ian McPherson

Executive Producers: Chris and Nick Hansen

Producer: Phil Lang, Chris Davies, Ian McPherson

Sound and Recording Engineer: Jerad Paul Fox

Music provided by Niteppl – https://soundcloud.com/niteppl

Comment Box – Spotify Payments

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Streaming services like Spotify and Pandora have popularized a new era in music. You don’t need to own music to legally access music. How does this relatively new music source impact the artists pocketbook? In short, how do artists get paid, and how much?

Credits:

Executive Producers: Nick Hansen, Chris Hansen

Producers: Ian McPherson, Chris Davies, Phil Lang

Recording Engineer and Mixing: Jerad Paul Fox

Host: Ian McPherson

Music provided by Niteppl – https://soundcloud.com/niteppl

Comment Box is a BAMM.tv production. For all things indie music – music, video, docs, and podcast – go to BAMM.tv

Take Part In The Musical Yearbook Project!

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Yesterday we treated you to our latest podcast, which continued our theme of exploring the Musical Yearbook – those moments in life in which music undergoes an effortless synergism with present events and creates lasting memories (good or bad, but nevertheless always unforgettable).

If you liked what you heard, here’s something that you should find very, very interesting indeed. BAMMers Phil, Sonia, Zach and Brock have kickstarted a new labor-of-love project which hopes to create a communal archive of all these amazing musical moments – and they need you to take part. Here’s a summary:

Based on the universal truth that music is a highly effective entry point into our pasts, Musical Yearbook is a growing collection of audio recorded autobiographical essays/short stories in which people of all ages, professions, and backgrounds share written snapshots of their lives through the lens of the music that chose them. It is the first experiment in a series for a larger, tentatively coined Social Music Project.

In the end, Musical Yearbook has a simple goal—to tell and learn our stories through the common thread of music. We are all far more interesting than what can be summed up in an “About Me” section, and we are far more interested in others than what is extractable from a friend’s or stranger’s “About Me” section. Similarly, there are more ways to share music than Spotify telling our “friends” what we’re listening to at the moment.

Like music, the digitization of community has created an efficient, but oftentimes shallow interaction. Our emotional investment in each other has been reduced. Musical Yearbook looks to deepen that interaction and increase our respective emotional investments.

If you want to help share your musical memories with the world, head on over to the Musical Yearbook site and find out how you can take part for yourself.

Check Out The New Best Of BAMM Podcast – The Musical Yearbook

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It’s been a while, but the BOB Podcast is back – this time with something very special indeed. San Francisco writer Lewis Buzbee (The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop) stopped by BAMM.tv to read all four of his essays/short stories for Musical Yearbook. He then chats with BAMM’s very own Phil Lang about the Musical Yearbook project, and the excitement of a parent and child turning each other on to music.

Lewis Buzbee is the author of three novels for younger readers, The Haunting of Charles Dickens, Steinbeck’s Ghost, and Bridge of Time, coming in May 2012. His most recent book for adults is The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop. He teaches in the MFA Program in Writing at the University of San Francisco. For more info on Buzbee, take a look here.

Oh – and remember to check the BAMM blog tomorrow for details on how YOU can take part in the Musical Yearbook project! Excited? You should be …

Check out the new BAMM podcast: ‘Musical Yearbook – College’

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The Bob Podcast #10: “Musical Yearbook – College” by BAMM.tv

A little later than usual this week, but we hope you agree that the podcast is well worth the wait. We’re back with another selection of essays written and read by the staff here at BAMM.tv! This week’s theme (another in ‘Musical Yearbook’ series) takes a look at the transitional year between high-school and college. In addition to the podcast, you can read the essays below, after the jump. If you would like to submit your own essays, just send them to info@bamm.tv. We’d love to post them on the blog!

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Check out Episode Five of BAMM Insights

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BAMM Insights – Episode 5 by BAMM.tv

In this episode of BAMM Insights, Aidan and Christopher examine the story of Joel Tenenbaum – a young man who became famous for refusing to cave in when he was the target of a massive RIAA lawsuit. Joel shares his thoughts on the experience, and where consumers/the music industry can go from here. Remember: we’ll be putting an episode on the blog every week, or you can mix and match the whole series right here.

Check Out Episode Four of BAMM Insights

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BAMM Insights – Episode 4 by BAMM.tv

In this episode of BAMM Insights, Aidan and Christopher recount the Ballad Of Sellaband: a look at how a web start-up took a unique approach to music distribution – and how the road to certain success might not be as easy as many would hope. Remember: we’ll be putting an episode on the blog every week, or you can mix and match the whole series right here.

Check Out The New BAMM Podcast – Musical Yearbook

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The Bob Podcast #6: “Musical Yearbook – 8th Grade” by BAMM.tv

We’ve decided to do something extra special with this week’s Best Of BAMM podcast. This week our theme dictates we have no music. Not a note. We’re trying something new today called “Musical Yearbook.” Everyone associates a song or a band with a time in his or her life, so we thought it would be cool to take a swing at recording some of those memories. Today we’re tackling 8th grade, and you’ll hear a story from Brock, resident documentarian, Kevin Spracher, and BAMM all-rounder Phil Lang. In addition to the podcast, you can read the essays from the show after the jump below. If you would like to submit your own essays, just send them to info [at] bamm.tv. We’d love to post them on the blog!

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Check Out The New Best Of BAMM Podcast

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The Bob Podcast #5: “Guitar Solos” by BAMM.tv

Another week, another episode
of the mighty Best Of BAMM (BOB) Podcast. We know, we know, we’re linking you up a day later than usual, but as they say (whoever ‘they’ may be) good things are well worth waiting for.

This time around, Phil, Brock and Zach are sifting through the archives to dig out their favourite guitar solos. Hear exclusive stuff from The Stone Foxes, The Blank Tapes, Shaun Cromwell, Ha Ha Tonka, Hollerado and The Moondoggies.

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