This is really going to depend. The best way to find out whom has
obtained ownership and presumably archiving responsibility for particular
multi tracks is to contact the recording studio first - they will either
have them, or may have a record of who took ownership. Sometimes it is the
studio, sometimes the label, in some instances it is the artist or their
management company, but the studio where they were recorded *should * be
able to point you in the right direction.
Hope that helps
On Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 11:40 AM, Paul Edwards <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Just wondering if someone could spare a minute to point me in the right
> My name is Paul Edwards, I'm a hip-hop author and I have books published
> in the US and UK on publishers such as Macmillan/St. Martin's Press,
> Chicago Review Press, and Random House/Virgin Books (list of books and
> info about me at the end of this email).
> I'm currently writing a book on hip-hop production and I'm trying to get
> hold of multitrack files for certain songs (as it would let me break
> them down in far more detail for the book), particularly older ones from
> the early 1990s.
> However, I'm not really sure who to contact to try to obtain these or
> who is in charge of multitracks for songs or where they're archived. For
> example I don't know if I'm meant to contact the record label publicist,
> the recording studio where the song was made, the group's producers, the
> song's rights holders, etc.
> Any info at all on this would be hugely appreciated, because at the
> moment I don't know who I'm meant to be contacting!
> Paul Edwards
> Author of:
> "The Concise Guide to Hip-Hop Music"
> US edition, Macmillan/St. Martin's Griffin, 2015
> Korean edition, Hans Media, 2016
> "How to Rap: The Art & Science of the Hip-Hop MC"
> US edition, Chicago Review Press, 2009
> UK edition, Random House/Virgin Books, 2012
> Korean edition, Hans Media, 2011
> Japanese edition, P-Vine Books, 2011
> "How to Rap 2: Advanced Flow & Delivery Techniques"
> US edition, Chicago Review Press, 2013
> Korean edition, Hans Media, 2014
> Interviewed over 100 rappers and groups including Cypress Hill, will-i-
> am of Black Eyed Peas, Public Enemy, Nelly, A Tribe Called Quest,
> Jurassic 5, Twista, Royce Da 5'9", and Big Daddy Kane.
> Been interviewed as an expert on hip-hop and rap by the Chicago Tribune,
> the New York Amsterdam News, Chuck D's New York radio show, PBS,
> Australia's Acclaim Magazine, UK's Echoes Magazine, Germany's HHV
> Magazine, HipHopDX, and Time Out Dubai. Referred to as "the Aristotle of
> Hip-Hop poetics" by Dana Gioia (poet and former Chairman of the US
> National Endowment for the Arts).