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Beatport kauft Sampleshop Sounds to Sample

Der Musikshop Beatport, Marktführer im Bereich der elektronischen Musik, hat den Sample-Dienst Sounds to Sample gekauft:

Sounds To Sample launched in 2007 as one of the first online sample download resources, a market that has exploded in the last several years. With a list of labels that range from Sample Magic to Sony, Sounds To Sample’s current library includes half a million samples from a variety of genres that include house, soul, hip-hop, funk, rock, and pop.

Future of Music weiter zum Kauf:

Although this is an adroit move for Beatport and a natural extension of their core market, you have to wonder why they needed to go out and purchase an existing store instead of just cutting deals with the copyright holders, like they do with record labels. However, it appears that they intend to begin producing samples and loops in-house, and the buy out was a nice way to create an instant library for a quick launch.