Its a private legal matter. Why is it anyone's business especially if there's some apparent wrongdoing? Yeah I'm disappointed but I'm not crying about it. And I support Mathias 100% in his future musical endeavors!
Btw, I'm just stating my opinion, not looking to argue.
I agree, in this sound style... the tolerance is higher then for other music for sure I have not heard the A/B comparison myself. I agree it is a private matter and it is maybe not in a label owners interest to try to choke grassows carrier by naming exact songs etc it is not really something that will benifit grassow for sure.
. I respect that Grassow do music for himself, as long as it is not any billboards who really cares... A lot of music i sample based and are using sampling all the time, hip hop for instance, the genre would not exist if it wasn't for sampling or stealing, but as long as you do something artistic with it, or put it in a new context I think it is creative..
Also I think it depends on what is being sampled, a melody for instance... but even with that you should not have alone rights on a melody just because some one was first, if some mind can come up with a melody I am sure another mind can come up with the same with time, Also a samples used but put in a different context or music style I think is a way of using it artistically..
I just do not think all this commercial bullshit should interfere with the artistic output, let the music be free,
but there should be limits also..the line can be thin in this grey zone.