Many record companies and music publishers have profited immensely by retaining Sample Clearance Limited with regard to seeking remuneration for the sampling of its large catalog of master recordings. Sample Clearance Limited provides the following valuable services for its clients:

1. CREATION OF A DATABASE OF SAMPLES
The volume of master recordings and musical compositions that have been sampled and continue to be sampled by current hip-hop and pop acts is enormous.

Sample Clearance Limited organizes all existing sample licenses and unauthorized uses by creating a database of new recordings and compositions and the sampled recordings and compositions that are contained therein. Sample Clearance Limited ensures that proper paperwork (licenses) are promptly generated for all sample uses that have previously been agreed-upon. Furthermore, Sample Clearance Limited follows-up with all licensees and make sure all royalties are up to date.

2. CLEARING UP OUTSTANDING MATTERS
There are many recordings and compositions that have been released which contain samples on which deals have never been finalized and/or royalties have not been paid. Sample Clearance Limited will track down the licensees, negotiate terms, issue paperwork when necessary, and ensure that advance and royalty payments are promptly received. We will also organize these uses in our database, creating a clear, easy to read record of all sample uses.

3. IDENTIFICATION OF UNAUTHORIZED USES AND NEGOTIATION OF SETTLEMENTS
Another aspect that we are able to contribute is identifying unauthorized uses samples, and negotiating settlements for these unauthorized uses. Sample Clearance Limited is constantly in touch with the hip-hop community, and thus is aware of sample uses that most people would never notice. We employ several deejays, who listen to all new releases to check for unauthorized samples. Our legal background and experience enables us to negotiate large settlements for these unauthorized uses, and to take legal action if necessary to protect our clients’ rights.

Recent sampling claims that we have successfully identified and negotiated settlements include:
1. Use of sounds from “Pac-Man” game in “Game Over” by L’il Flip (client: Namco America Inc.).
2. Use of “It Be’s That Way Sometimes” (Mitchell) in “Magic Stick” by L’il Kim and 50 Cent (client: Muscle Shoals Sound Publishing).
3. Use of “Living Inside Your Love” (Earl Klugh) in “So Much Pain” by Ja Rule (client: Blue Note/Capitol Records)
4. Use of "Down to the Nightclub" (Tower of Power) in "London Bridge" by Fergie (client: Warner Music Group)

Each of these claims resulted in income of over $250,000.00 for our clients.