Sample Clearance


Sampling has become an integral part of the current musical landscape, particularly prolific in the Dance, Pop and Hip Hop scenes. A popular form of creative self-expression, sampling allows artists to show influences in their work and revitalise classic records whilst offering a lucrative alternative income stream for an ever-changing music business.

Over the last 20 years, Sample Clearance Services has established itself as a global authority on sampling, offering cost-effective artist and rights holder-friendly solutions for the industry.


We will:

  1. Trace the original owners of the master recording and original copyright
  2. Analyse and evaluate the material
  3. Negotiate terms and conditions of sample use
  4. Draft master and publishing sample clearance agreements for you

All correspondence received will be emailed to you for approval and all correspondence sent on your behalf will be discussed with you in advance. Once terms have been agreed, we will draft an agreement, arrange for signature and ensure you receive hard fully executed copies for your files.

If you are interested in our sample clearance service, please use our contact form to discuss your project, attaching any links or mp3s to your new track via yousendit / sendspace / Soundcloud or the attachment upload on the form.





Our favourite samples of 2020 (so far!)

Dua Lipa Love Again [samples Lew Stone & the Monseigneur Band My woman] Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne Real Love x Sunchyme VIP Mash Up [samples Dario G – Sunchyme] Megan Thee Stallion Girls in the Hood [samples Eazy-E Boyz…
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Resident Advisor (Doors Open) Interview

Sample Clearance founder Saranne Reid discussed music licensing, sync and sampling with Resident Advisor for the launch of their new Doors Open BTS Live interview series.  Watch the full interview below:
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