Forever Changing the Way Music is Made
Game-Changing New Music Tech Company Gives Music Creators Access to Legally Sample and License Music in Minutes
New York, NY – April 11, 2018 – Today marks the global launch of Tracklib, the world’s first and only music service that enables music creators to discover, sample and license original recordings.
The origin of music sampling dates back decades and has steadily gained popularity throughout the years with sample-based songs frequently sitting atop the Billboard Hot 100 charts and out-performing the songs they’ve sampled. In many cases the samples are not legally cleared, often leading to major lawsuits like the infamous Robin Thicke/ Pharrell “Blurred Lines” dispute. This can be attributed to the complicated, slow and expensive process of legally sampling a piece of music.
Tracklib has simplified the process of sampling music and now for the first time in music history, music can be licensed legally and affordably in minutes – directly on Tracklib.com.
Starting today, music creators all over the world can register for Tracklib where they can start searching the catalog of almost 60,000 tracks to use in creating new music. Tracklib’s rapidly-growing vault of music includes all genres recorded as far back as the 40’s. The service already boasts one of the most sampled songs in music history, “Impeach the President” by the Honeydrippers. High quality music tracks are available starting at just $1.99, with complete sample clearance for as little as $50.
The service has been beta tested by some of the world’s most established producers, including Statik Selektah, Havoc, Questlove, Liam Howlett and more than 25 Grammy Award Winners. Legendary producers, Prince Paul and Erick Sermon are also avid users of the service and sit on Tracklib’s Advisory Board.
Headquartered in Sweden, Tracklib is the next Swedish Tech Startup to revolutionize the music industry following in the footsteps of tech giants Spotify, Soundcloud and Kobalt, also founded in Sweden.
Tracklib’s global reach includes the U.S., where they have partnered with some of the most respected executives in the music industry. Music mogul, Tom Silverman, the founder of groundbreaking hip-hop label, Tommy Boy, is Tracklib’s U.S. partner. Tommy Boy’s artists pioneered sampling with songs like Afrika Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock,” and De La Soul’s “3Ft. High and Rising.”
The world’s sample clearance leader, Deborah Mannis-Gardner of DMG Clearances, Inc. is also part of the team that will help Tracklib engineer the future of music sampling. Deborah brings with her 25 years of music clearance experience, having worked to clear music for artists including Jay-Z, Macklemore, DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar. Artist and producer manager, Steve Lobel has also teamed up with Tracklib. Lobel is a producer manager that has worked with artists including RUN DMC, Fat Joe, Scott Storch, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Nipsey Hussle to name a few.
“The ability to sample music easily, legally and affordably has been a dream for many music creators for a long time,” said Pär Almqvist, CEO and Co-founder of Tracklib.
“We are proud to finally make it possible and humbled by the response we have already received. This is truly the start of a music making revolution.”
“The nightmare of music sampling is finally over,” said Tom Silverman, Founder of Tommy Boy. “We have emerged from the dark ages of the music industry and instead of discouraging and suppressing sampling, we can now encourage new creators to quickly and easily use parts of original recordings to make exciting new music.”
Music creators can log onto the site to request access at https://www.Tracklib.com/
Quotes from top producers and artists that have tested the service
“I’ve been dreaming of this moment all my life. Someone sees it!”
“Tracklib is like digging for samples digitally, a whole new experience.”
“I think Tracklib will definitely change the way people create music.”
“Yo, this is incredible. They’re trying to put creativity back into music again. By having samples, you can actually pay for and afford.”
“I think Tracklib could change the game.”
Liam Howlett (The Prodigy)
“I come from a sampling culture so when I saw Tracklib this is the new way forward. No hidden shit that will fuk with me later. I’m totally down with this…”
“I know this is gonna cost me X, so I’m willing to pay that. Now we’re talking about opening up possibilities that haven’t existed before.”
“I’m excited about Tracklib and what it could mean for the future of music. The possibilities are endless.”
“Tracklib is going to help sample based producers survive without the paranoia and the looming target on our creative backs.”
“The sample clearing game has gotten way out of hand and Tracklib is doing a great job to restore some order and fairness back to the producer! Love the concept, use it often!”
Inspectah Deck (Wu-Tang Clan)
“This is a producers dream and most of all it’s affordable to the Indy artist.”
“Tracklib is a real amazing opportunity for Producers to explore a deep and rich catalog opening up amazing sampling options.”
“Tracklib will be a staple in the industry for producers on both sides of the sampling exchange. As the rep and the library grows bigger, the possibilities are limitless.”
“I think Tracklib can honestly change everything. Now it’s like, I wanna sample that and I can. And I know exactly how much it’s going to cost.”
“I think Tracklib is a great idea and a big help for musicians. This will definitely speed up the process and release some of the stress that comes with clearing samples.“
“I feel Tracklib is exactly what everybody that’s serious about sampling needs. Can’t ask for a better way to clear a sample!”
Kerry “Krucial” Brothers
“Finally a one stop shop with transparency. I’ve been hoping for this!”
Von Pea (Tanya Morgan)
“Tracklib makes things so much easier when it comes to sample clearance, a phenomenal idea.”