I was wondering what TNAF thought about this...then I realized they probably had to clear the sample in the first place.
Unless the label can just do that on its own?
Only the person who owns the rights to the song can clear a sample. I also think if they sold their publishing, that is who now clears samples. There is no way they haven't sold their publishing rights, so yeah.
He just won the MTVU Breaking Artist Woodie. No fucking clue how he beat out this list: Lana Del Rey, Porter Robinson, Childish Gambino, Fun., Kendrick Lamar, Fake Problems, A$AP Rocky, amongst a few others.