"Where does artistry end and copycat cut and paste begin?"

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SarahCommand
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24 posts since 16 Nov, 2016

Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:54 am

Just came across this article from Magnetic Mag, sharing the overuse of samples in tracks. The subject title is an excerpt from the article. What are your thoughts? Is there a line that's crossed where it's just not your material anymore?

https://www.magneticmag.com/2018/01/is- ... mbers-kit/

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Michael L
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Re: "Where does artistry end and copycat cut and paste begin?"

Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:03 am

Oh boy, Sarah Cubicle is back for the 4th time, mining the wisdom of free social media with another marketing-assistant survey. We expect only the most serious replies!

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whyterabbyt
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:09 am

I cut-and-pasted all the words in this sentence from an online dictionary.
"The bearer of this signature is a genuine and authorised pope."

Distorted Horizon
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:13 am

:phones:
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jsp1979
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:16 am

Michael L wrote:Oh boy, Sarah Cubicle is back for the 4th time, mining the wisdom of free social media with another marketing-assistant survey. We expect only the most serious replies!
Sarah Cubicle would be a great name for a character in a reality where Charles Dickens writes animated shorts in the 21st century.

experimental.crow
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:26 am

whyterabbyt wrote:I cut-and-pasted all the words in this sentence from an online dictionary.
i copy your reply ...
i will cut and paste it in 'notepad' ...
i will save it to my desk top , to use later , in another thread ...
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Gamma-UT
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4268 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Re: "Where does artistry end and copycat cut and paste begin?"

Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:30 am

I was going to copypaste a response about this article from another thread. Then I remembered I couldn't be arsed to write it for that thread either.

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sqigls
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3057 posts since 25 Dec, 2004 from Melbourne, Australia

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Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:50 am

I was going to copypaste a response about this article from another thread. Then I remembered I couldn't be arsed to write it for that thread either.

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el-bo (formerly ebow)
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10524 posts since 24 May, 2009 from A galaxy, far far away

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Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:15 am

I cut a fart :shrug:

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vurt
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37174 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: "Where does artistry end and copycat cut and paste begin?"

Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:47 am

so, the article suggest that electronic music is becoming cut and paste...
let us assume we are talking the dance music end of electronic music? (haven't read the article, just the title in the op)
now let us assume its true (don't really listen to much recent dance music, past the early 2000s say) it does tend to happen with most mainstream genres.
maybe electronic dance music its easier to see because its just samples, but as soon as a money making formula is hit upon, there are many copy cat artists out there.
what it leads to eventually is boredom and rebellion, which then brings something newer for teenagers to call their own (even if the new is a modern twist on an old, it is often different enough to become its own thing, eg death metal spawned out of the earliest heavy metal, black sabbath type stuff...)

i copied and pasted this reply from the future using a quantum super computer.

chk071
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:50 am

How do you get a "KVR Socialiser" tag? :o

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vurt
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37174 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

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Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:52 am

chk071 wrote:How do you get a "KVR Socialiser" tag? :o

well, it would be impolite to speculate...

JerGoertz
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Re: "Where does artistry end and copycat cut and paste begin?"

Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:06 am

Most popular music I've heard from recent years is shit anyways. It has this homogenous similar lameness that is independent of whether the artists (term used loosely) involved used the same samples or not.

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deastman
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Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:40 pm

whyterabbyt wrote:I cut-and-pasted all the words in this sentence from an online dictionary.
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27212 posts since 6 Sep, 2003 from Downeast Maine

Re: "Where does artistry end and copycat cut and paste begin?"

Post Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:59 pm

JerGoertz wrote:Most popular music I've heard from recent years is shit anyways.
said every generation eva :hihi:
sometimes I feel like I stumbled upon a sea of intelligence...at low tide

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