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).
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
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
TOWARD HIP-HOP PEDAGOGIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION
Adam J. Kruse
University of Illinois
Full list of mentions of WhoSampled on Google Scholar: