This website was created to help musicians avoid unintentional copyright infringement.
The list of artists whose work is under some pretty tight reigns is larger than I even imagined.
So far, the list contains 2899 Musicians who you are not legally allowed to sample, or remix at the risk of a DMCA takedown notice, or worse.
The individual label websites are numerous, and would rarely contain a single list of their roster for reference.
DontSample.Me is the most cohesive list of musicians that are signed to major labels who are known to take action against people using their work, even if they’re in the right.
I believe this can be avoided and even removed entirely as a problem (one which i’ve had filling up my various feeds and blogs for months).
Independent musicians can stay out of trouble simply by avoiding improper use of any work associated with this list of artists.
This will empower a new generation of creativity and independent artists that isn’t constantly feeding the pockets of people who don’t care about you.
If you see any errors, improvements, or want to get involved, please email me, this is a personal project right now and can only grow as much as I can give it time.
Thanks for reading and helping out,