Be sure to clear them first.
Unless you have explicit permission from all concerned parties, do not register any songs containing samples with Songtrust. Registering songs with uncleared samples is a type of copyright infringement. An example of this would be if you used a loop from a Michael Jackson song, but didn’t ask his label or publisher if you could use it in a song you released. (Samples require clearance from a song’s recording owner and publisher. Without it, you can’t register your song and collect songwriting or publishing royalties.)
Make sure you are aware of the difference between sampling and interpolating a song as well — something we discuss in detail here.
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