If you’re a producer who samples other tracks or a DJ who wants to post your mixes online, here’s a way of avoiding tiresome and expensive hassles down the line.

The DontSample.Me database posits itself as the best available list of all of the major label artists currently issuing takedown notices across the internet.

The biggest artists are highlighted in red, and there’s a search button if you want to check if you can get away with that Janet Jackson sample (spoiler: probably not).

Sampling, of course, is the foundation of much of the music we cover on FACT – discover these 10 legendary samples and the stories behind them.

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