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The/an Ethnomusicologist and the Record Business

  • Hugo Zemp

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$30,000 to license one minute of Rajasthani music for an American insurance company's television commercial. Sampling by two French musicians of a Solomon Islands lullaby, which, mixed with pop rhythms and computerized chords, results in an international success with millions of dollars in profit through CD sales and income from television commercials in France and the U.S.A. (and perhaps other countries). Note by note borrowing of another Solomon Islands lullaby (these lullabies seem to be a hit!) by a well-known French composer, jazz musician and interpreter of classical and contemporary music who declared the composition as his own. $8,000 (only!) proposed by a Rumanian pop musician living in Germany, for sampling an Albanian song …

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The/an Ethnomusicologist and the Record Business

  • Hugo Zemp

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