Content: comprehensive, detailed and accurate data on sample-based music, cover songs and remixes.


Detailed and rich: granular metadata includes exact sample timings for each sample, sample type (direct / interpolated) and part type (multiple elements / drums / vocals / bass / hook).


Dataset: 398,000+ songs, 136,000+ artists tracked, analysed and linked in July 2016 and this grows at tens of thousands each month.


Sources: crowdsourcing community of over 14,000 specialists, 40 moderators, individually analysing thousands of tracks.


Authority: community inputs and verifies submissions to create interlinked, detailed dataset.


Unique and comprehensive: built from the bottom up covering the entire history of music spanning over 1,000 years across all genres.


The Go-To Resource for Academics and Researchers


Scholarly research: WhoSampled data has underpinned numerous researches and academic papers from institutions such as Stanford University, Wharton School and Indiana University. Appears as a cited resource in over 100 works on Google Scholar.


In demand: WhoSampled continuously receives requests from students and researchers for data access.


WhoSampled Academic Pro Features


Educational license: allows access to the service for academic uses.


API access: RESTful API interface for programmatic access to the data (up to 1,000 API calls per license per month as standard).


Ad-free access: no advertising shown within the interface, providing a fast and smooth user experience (note ads may still show within embedded streams).



Whosampled Conversations

Research entirely based on WhoSampled data (and later on widely referenced in later works):


MUSICAL INFLUENCE NETWORK ANALYSIS AND RANK OF SAMPLE-BASED MUSIC

Nicholas J. Bryan and Ge Wang

Stanford University

http://www.gewang.com/publish/files/2011-ismir-influence.pdf



Examples of papers referencing and/or mentioning WhoSampled:


DERIVATIVE WORKS 2.0: RECONSIDERING TRANSFORMATIVE USE IN THE AGE OF CROWDSOURCED CREATION

Jacqueline D. Lipton & John Tehranian

Northwestern University Law Review

http://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1200&context=nulr


TOWARD HIP-HOP PEDAGOGIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION

Adam J. Kruse

University of Illinois

http://ijm.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/09/29/0255761414550535.full.pdf+html



Full list of mentions of WhoSampled on Google Scholar:

https://scholar.google.co.uk/scholar?hl=en&q=%22whosampled%22&btnG=&as_sdt=1%2C5&as_sdtp=