• King July 31, 2019 9:24 pm

    Jury Gets a Glimpse Into Costs of Making a Katy Perry Hit

    It’s expensive to promote a Katy Perry hit, a music executive told a jury that will decide how much the pop superstar and other collaborators on her 2013 song “Dark Horse” will pay the creators of a Christian rap song. Just how expensive? More than $13,000 for a wardrobe stylist. Over $3,000 for a hairdo. Nearly $2,000 for flashing cocktail...

  • Los Angeles July 7, 2019 12:04 am

    Stevie Wonder Says He's Getting a Kidney Transplant in Fall

    Stevie Wonder surprised concertgoers in London on Saturday night by announcing that he will take a break from performing so that he can receive a kidney transplant this fall. The 69-year-old music legend made the announcement after performing “Superstition” at the end of a packed British Summer Time concert in London’s sprawling Hyde Park. He said he was speaking out...

  • Massachusetts June 10, 2019 9:24 pm

    List of Democratic Presidential Hopefuls' Walk Out Songs Released

    If you’re having trouble narrowing down the long list of Democratic presidential candidates, it might be time to consider their taste in music. Time Magazine politics reporter Lissandra Villa tweeted a list of the walk-out songs Democratic presidential candidates used Sunday at the Iowa Democrats Hall of Fame.

  • Donald Trump April 2, 2019 2:08 pm

    Have You Heard This Through the Grapevine? The Marvin Gaye Stamp is Available

    A commemorative stamp featuring late soul singer Marvin Gaye was officially released at a first-day-of-issue event honoring the “Prince of Soul” and celebrating his music at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre.

  • JUDGE January 4, 2019 10:24 am

    Sheeran to Face Trial Over Marvin Gaye Plagiarism Lawsuit

    A judge has rejected English singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran’s request to dismiss a lawsuit accusing him of lifting from Marvin Gaye’s 1973 classic “Let’s Get It On” for his 2014 smash “Thinking Out Loud.” In a decision made public on Thursday, U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton in Manhattan said a jury should decide whether Sheeran, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and...

  • Reuters June 29, 2018 11:57 am

    Ed Sheeran Sued for Allegedly Copying Marvin Gaye Hit ‘Let's Get It On'

    English singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran faces a $100 million suit for allegedly copying large parts of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get it On,” for his own hit, “Thinking Out Loud,” Reuters reported. Structured Asset Sales LLC, owned by an investment banker, filed the complaint against Sheeran on Thursday in Manhattan federal court. Other defendants include Sony/ATV Music Publishing and the...

  • Attorney March 21, 2018 7:43 pm

    Court Sides with Marvin Gaye Family in ‘Blurred Lines' Fight

    A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a copyright infringement verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over the 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines,” agreeing with lower courts that it illegally copied from Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up.” In a split decision from a three-judge panel, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the family of...

  • New York City June 16, 2017 7:25 am

    Jay Z, Inducted by Obama, Becomes First Rapper in Songwriters Hall of Fame

    Jay Z, whose wife Beyonce is expecting twins soon, was absent from the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame, where he was inducted by a charismatic longtime fan: former U.S. President Barack Obama. Obama, appearing in a taped video, told the audience Thursday that he’s been listening to Jay Z since he was a “young and hungry state senator” and compared...

  • JUDGE September 1, 2016 4:28 pm

    More Than 200 Musicians Support Pharrell, Robin Thicke in ‘Blurred Lines' Appeal

    Composer Hans Zimmer, crooner R. Kelly and members of such bands as the Go-Go’s, the Black Crowes, Linkin Park and Three 6 Mafia are supporting Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and T.I. in their appeal in the ongoing legal dispute over the hit song “Blurred Lines.”

  • JUDGE September 1, 2016 1:19 pm

    More Than 200 Musicians Support ‘Blurred Lines' Appeal

    More than 200 musicians filed a brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday to express concern about the ruling last year in a case brought by the children of Marvin Gaye, who sued for copyright infringement claiming “Blurred Lines” copied Gaye’s hit “Got to Give it Up.”

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