SaturdayMorningSamples.com & some other stuff…

Untitled-1Hey everybody.  Just writing to let you know I’m still alive.  Also, I decided it was wise to move Saturday Morning Samples to it’s own website.  Eventually I will be moving the Scorpio61 mixes over there too.

So don’t forget to subscribe to saturdaymorningsamples.com for updates & some extra treats.

I have a very cool video coming up soon & in general things should start getting a little more interesting around here… so stay tuned.

Happy New Year everyone

Jim Bond

Cee Lo Green On Samples & Sample Clearance

We have another video update for you all today.  This time it’s centered around Cee Lo Green and the sample based production behind the Goodie Mob track “Night Train”.  “Night Train” samples Nick Cave’s “Red Right Hand”.  CeeLo and his producer Graham Marsh sit down and show how they used the sample and they also touch a bit on clearing the sample and clearing samples in general.  Good stuff.  Side Note:  I can’t stand when people are in the studio, listening to music and they feel compelled to nod their heads to the music.  Not because they are enjoying the music so much, but because they somehow feel obliged to, succumb to peer pressure or they are just longing for acceptance…

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Scott Storch Plays His Hits On The Piano

Just came across this great semi interview with Scott Storch on youtube.  Throughout the interview he is playing a bunch of his hits from the past on a nice grand piano.   If this doesn’t make you want to get off your ass and learn how to play the piano (if you don’t already know), I don’t know what will.   He also has a monkey with a diaper…

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Come See Young Guru + Sean C & LV In NYC…

For all of my NYC area people,  veteran engineer Young Guru is holding an event this Friday June 29th (8pm) @92Y Tribeca.  Special guests for the night will be Sean C & LV, who will be discussing the art of Hip Hop sampling.  Young Guru has always been someone to take the time to impart his knowledge to people who could use some extra knowledge & Sean C & LV definitely know how to sample… so this is a must attend event.  This also appears to be the first in a planned trilogy.

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Sample Digging Tips From Dr Dre Via David Banner!?

Just caught this video created by the good people over at Nodfactor.  They did a short interview with David Banner.  They touched on Banner doing some digging and Mr Banner dropped a gem of a tip for anyone looking for inspiration from music.  He said he got this tip from none other than Dr Dre, so you know it’s good stuff…

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Secret Beat Submission Update!!!!!!

First off, I’d like to thank all of you who sent in beats for the secret beat submission …

Submit Your Beats To Juelz Santana…

Here is a nice fresh one for everybody…  Juelz Santana put out another call for beats a couple …

Send your beats to Rick Ross…

Rick Ross put a call out for beats.  So get your best maybach music together and send him …

Submit beats to Nicki Minaj…

It seems that the lovely Nicki Minaj is looking for beats.  She has posted up on her twitter …

Send Your Beats To Diggy Simmons…

Diggy Simmons posted this email on his twitter a while back.  Please no cursing in your beats… There …

Send Beats To Styles P…

As any other MC does, Styles P needs beats. He has posted this email numerous times, so I’m …

Submit Music To G-Unit For Free…

Dre McKenzie, head A&R over at G-Unit records, has put out an official open call to all producers, …

Essential Posts

Everything You Need To Know About Clearing Samples!

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I’ve been digging through my old gmails trying to figure out which questions I’ve been asked the most over the years.  Questions about if, when and how to clear samples …

How To Find Music Submission Opportunities On Twitter!

Have you ever wanted to know how to find people to send your music to on Twitter?  Look no further.  Through the power of the most powerful search engine in …

How To Write A Production Invoice…

I got a good question from a reader named Anthony yesterday.  He wanted to know how to write up an invoice for beat sales.   For those of you that don’t …

The OFFICIAL Rules Of Labeling Mp3′s!

I thought it would be a great idea to iron out a simple format, so whenever you send a track to some A&R, artist, manager, etc, you will make it …

The Pros & Cons Of Tagging Your Music.

The last few weeks I’ve come across a few discussions online about whether or not you should tag your music when shopping it.  So I figured I’d throw in my …

How To Place Beats: Networking to “Bright Lights Big City”

A bunch of people have been asking me how I placed the “Bright Lights Big City” track with Jim Jones. It was pretty easy actually. I Didn’t need a grand scheme or plan (which has worked for me before). I’ll try to make this sound as interesting as possible… but its really not. This is a straight forward example of how real networking pays off.

E-Digging 101… Soulseek Tips & Tricks

Soulseek (A peer to peer file sharing program) may very well be the greatest thing in the world for hip hop samples. Here are some tips for power usage on Soulseek…

The Top 10 “REWIND!” Moments In Hip Hop Sample History!

There are times when you are going through some old music & you get hit with a musical moment of perfection that is so great, you go back and listen to it over and over again. We will call this a REWIND moment.

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