i think aslong as it isnt longer than 11seconds its okay, i cant remember though
Basically, if I mangle the sample so much that its barely recognisable, I call it being creative and don't worry about it.
If you're releasing tunes with recognisable long samples though, you "need" to get them cleared.
The guys that own the rights to the amen have even been known to chase people up over that, as far as I know.
actually, the original creators of the amen break are dead, and they never tried to sue anyone. Other people after them tried to copyright the AMEN, and then get royalties, but the original creators weren't dicks like that
yea apperently the winstons never copyrighted the break so it free to use!
bet they were gutted on that!
Every 12th note is complete bollocks as it would be a license to copy every single song.
The Winston's never bothered to sue for their break being sampled for their own reasons, not because 'it was never copyrighted'.