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Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud

Ed Sheeran Hit With $100M Lawsuit Over Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’

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A new lawsuit alleges that Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' is a copy of Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On.' The plaintiff, a company called Structured Asset Sales, wanted $100 million.READ MORE

Marvin Gaye What's Going On

Dr. Dre In The Early Stages Of Making A Marvin Gaye Biopic

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Dr. Dre reportedly secure the rights to adapt the life story of late singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye into a movie. He also already secured the rights to the Motown legend's music catalog.READ MORE

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye III Sues Again! Takes Legal Action to Shut Down 'Sexual Healing' Movie Production

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Marvin Gaye's son, Marvin Gaye III, is at it again with yet another lawsuit all in the name of his late father. This time he's going after Vassal Benford, producer of the upcoming Motown biopic, "Sexual Healing," who feels will tarnish his father's image.READ MORE

Ed Sheeran performs at Mt Smart Stadium on December 12, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand

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

Buzz 07:43AM EDT

Ed Sheeran is facing new lawsuit for reportedly copying Marvin Gaye and Ed Townsend's "Let's Get It On" on his song "Thinking Out Loud". The lawsuit was filed more than a month after the singer was sued for copyright infringement because of his song "Photograph."READ MORE

Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams Answers Antagonistic Questions in 'Blurred Lines' Deposition [WATCH]

Buzz 14:16PM EDT

From Miley Cyrus twerking on Robin Thicke during the VMAs, to the "Blurred Lines" songwriters successfully being sued by Marvin Gaye's estate, it seems like there's no end to the controversies from this story. The plot thickened this week as video of Pharrell Williams' deposition was released.READ MORE

 Taylor Swift performs onstage during the 1989 World Tour at Scottrade Center

Taylor Swift and Rapper Nelly Get "Hot In Herre" Onstage in St. Louis for '1989' Tour [WATCH]

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Rapper Nelly joined Taylor Swift onstage on her '1989' tour for a rendition of his 2002 hit "Hot In Herre" in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.READ MORE

Johnny Cash

5 Songs You Didn't Know Violated Copyright: Johnny Cash, Radiohead and More

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Music samples and their legality has been a hot-button issue in music news this year: First, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were forced to pay the estate of Marvin Gaye over similarities between their smash hit "Blurred Lines" and his "Got To Give It Up," and now Jay Z and Timbaland will head to court to establish whether they properly licensed an Egyptian music sample found on "Big Pimpin'." Although courts have seen more action from those whose copyrights have been infringed recently, it's hardly a new phenomenon. Here are five hits from years past that were busted for being a little too close to another song for comfort. It's important to note just little listeners today remember the lawsuits.READ MORE

Jay Z performs in NYC

Big Pimpin' Finally Gets Trial Date

Buzz 12:21PM EDT

Jay Z, Timbaland and other representatives of various music agencies will finally come to court to comment on one of the longest-running lawsuits in the United States, questioning the use of a sample in the single "Big Pimpin'." The emcee and the producer will comment at a trial scheduled to begin in October after more than 16 years of legal wrangling.READ MORE

'Empire' actors Trai Byers, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard and executive producer Lee Daniels

Marvin Gaye's Family to Sue 'Empire', Lee Daniels for Stealing Their Idea

Buzz 16:49PM EDT

Marvin Gaye's family is getting litigious again, and this time they're coming after the smash FOX hit series Empire. After successfully suing Robin Thicke and Pharrell over similarities between "Blurred Lines" and the Gaye hit "Got to Give It Up," Marvin Gaye III is now claiming that he trademarked a show similar to Empire, and creator Lee Daniels stole his vision.READ MORE

Clive Davis and Dr. Luke (right)

Dr. Luke to Face Lawsuit for Jessie J 'Price Tag' Breakbeat

Buzz 13:00PM EDT

Dr. Luke is the latest big name to be taken to court over similarities in music, as his beat for Jessie J's "Price Tag" has been compared to another copyrighted song, much like how Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams ended up on the wrong side of a $7.2 million payout to the Marvin Gaye estate earlier this year.READ MORE

Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke, Nicki Minaj Team up For New Single "Back Together" [LISTEN]

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Amid many rumors floating around the web this week suggesting that a newly divorced Robin Thicke was engaged and had popped the question to his 20-year-old girlfriend of eight months, April Love Geary, the "Blurred Lines" crooner insists that couldn't be further from the truth. However, he did propose that fans direct the misplaced attention to his new single with Nicki Minaj, "Back Together".READ MORE

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke

Judge Denies Retrial for Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and 'Blurred Lines'

Buzz 09:09AM EDT

The legal saga between Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams versus Marvin Gaye's estate continues as a judge has rejected the defendants' call for a new trial in the battle over "Blurred Lines," the bestselling song of 2013.READ MORE

Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia is the Focus of New Video-Editing Platform, Fan Contest

Buzz 18:49PM EDT

Musicians often receive tributes for the talent they've shared with the world. Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead aqauired endless honors with a wax figure, a Ben and Jerry's ice cream flavor and a statue of his right hand, chubby middle finger and all. With the help of his daughter, Trixie Garcia, the guitarist has inspired a fresh editing filter via video platform Magisto.READ MORE

'Time To Die' by Electric Wizard

Electric Wizard's Acclaimed 'Time To Die' Pulled Due to Lawsuit

Buzz 13:59PM EDT

Metal fans who haven't quite caught up with the most well-regarded albums in the genre from 2014 might want to do so quickly, as soon Electric Wizard's acclaimed album Time To Die will soon be gone from shelves due to a legal dispute within the band. Spinefarm, the label carrying the album-which appeared on many "best of" lists at the end of last year-has agreed to pull albums from shelves, including from digital outlets such as iTunes, until the matter has been settled.READ MORE

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson, Murry Wilson, Marvin Gaye Sr. and Other Awful Music Parents

Buzz 14:25PM EDT

Today marks the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys' "Help Me Rhonda" reaching no. 1 on the Billboard charts. Although the song is of course a favorite of Boys fans, it's noted by more engaged followers of the group for its famous recording session. During the recording of the vocals, the father of Brian Wilson and the rest of the Wilson brothers, Murry Wilson, burst into the studio to lambast the group for what he perceived to be a lack of enthusiasm. The reel kept rolling as frontman Brian tried to calm his father down, and now copies of that version are coveted by those in-the-know. Murry was one of the most notorious parents in music history, working on his sons' behalf as a manager and coproducer, but ultimately making their lives worse because of it. He manipulated his children and reportedly hit Brian upside the head with a 2x4, causing the legendary musician to lose his hearing on that side of his head. Needless to say, many have blamed Brian's self-destructive habits and unhealthy obsession with music on Murry's callous handling. Here are five other notorious parents in the music industry.READ MORE

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