I think the issue of sampling comes down to 2 things,
1: If you use a sample from an already existing work then you credit & COMPENSATE the creator and the source
2 : Create your OWN sound sources
Seams simple to me
As I said earlier I did write a quite long post yesterday and did delete it by misstake... It takes 10x times amount of energy to write it again.
What I wanted to say was that I think you have a quite conservative view, in all honesty I think it is all a big mistake to generalize they way you do, you sound more like a lawyer actually. I think you might do it very easy for yourself to say it as easy as that as credit and compensate the creator, I think if you have that mindset I think you are not open enough to realize a lot of people do a lot of different kinds of music and create it in different ways, just because you do not like using others music to sample does not mean that other do. It is just my main problem you generalize it too much. It is all on case to case basis..
Any sound can be taken and transformed into your own, that itself is an art.
With your opinion it is almost like saying to a painter that he must use his own made paint to paint his art.
The sound can be seen as an colour and can be painted into a new artwork in endless variations.
Regarding creating your own sound sources, is this a rule ? or just your opinion,
Not all people are able to get all the sound sources they want.. The sound is just the colour..
that can be painted in endless variations, not all people have the ability to record for instance field recordings, so why not take some recorded already of some natural elements and form and shape to your own art.
I think this conservative view you have and also the lawyers in the world will hurt the musical development...
Regarding Hip hop there is no accident that it is not as vinyl/sample based any more, especially not the most popular hip, it is cause they get lawyers after them for ever single second they sample.
Personally I have no interest in synth based Hip hop, it should be done the old school way with vinyl and sampling that is the essence of the art.
What do these lawyers care about is it the musical development from a mankind perspective or is just to collect money and prevent musical creations. I really hate this monetary aspect.