Crowdfunding the Amen Break

23.02.2015 Misc Music #Samples

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amenbreakIhr kennt den Amen Break, auch wenn Euch der Name nichts sagt. Die Beats aus dem Song „Amen, Brother“ sind wahrscheinlich der meistgesampelte Track ever und die Songwriter dahinter haben an den Millionen Samples in den Songs von Oasis, NIN, aus dem Soundtrack von Futurama oder auf den drei Millionen Jungle-, Hip-Hop- und Drum'n'Bass-Platten genau nichts verdient. Das will jetzt eine Crowdfunding-Kampagne grade rücken:

Back in 2011, BBC/1Xtra presenter Kutski tracked down copyright holder Richard L. Spencer, the lead vocalist and sax player for The Winstons and the arranger of ‘Amen Brother’, who said he would love for people to “do the right thing” and give a little something back for using the beat. (Gregory Coleman, the drummer who played the beat, never received any royalties and died homeless in 2006.)

Martyn Webster has set up a GoFundMe to do just that: “If you have ever written or sold any music with the amen break, or even just enjoyed one of the countless hundreds and hundreds of tunes that contain it over various genres and styles of music, please donate towards the good cause of the worldwide music community giving something back to the man behind the legendary breakbeat.”

GoFundMe: The Winstons Amen Breakbeat Gesture

FACT: Give something back to one of the men behind the Amen break