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

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 ...

Big Pimpin' Finally Gets Trial Date

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 ...

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

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," ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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. ...

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

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 ...

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

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. ...

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

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. ...

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams Push for 'Blurred Lines' Retrial

Attorneys for Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are pushing for a retrial in the case of "Blurred Lines" and its similarities to Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up." The original trial wrapped up during March, resulting in more than $7.4 million in ...

Wiz Khalifa Releases 'Good For Us' Rapping Over Marvin Gaye 'Sexual Healing'

With all of the success of "See You Again" it could be easy for Wiz Khalifa to sit back, light up some green and watch the money pile up. He is probably doing a little bit of that, but the Pittsburgh rapper has not been idle this year, releasing a ...

T.I. Talks 'Blurred Lines' Verdict: Rapper Denies Stealing from Artists in His Career

There will continue to be fallout from the "Blurred Lines" lawsuit in the coming months, but T.I. doesn't seem too worried about it. The rapper, who contributed a verse to the tune, may be held accountable for infringing on Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give ...

John Legend on Robin Thicke 'Blurred Lines' Verdict: 'Slippery Slope'

John Legend recently expressed concern during the SXSW festival over the precedent the "Blurred Lines" verdict may cause for musicians in the future. He fears the verdict will lead to a "slippery slope." ...

Marvin Gaye Record Sales, "Got To Give It Up (Pt. 1)" Downloads Up Post-Robin Thicke Lawsuit Verdict

Music Times pointed out late last week, as part of our Back of The Billboards segment, that Marvin Gaye's greatest hits compilation Number 1s had probably received a healthy boost in sales thanks to the soul singer's prominence in music headlines in ...

Marvin Gaye Wins on Billboards as Well after 'Blurred Lines' Suit, as 2007 Greatest Hits Album Charts for First Time

Society always celebrates the records that top the Billboard 200 album chart. Back of The Billboards is a Music Times weekly segment that looks at the opposite end: the new record that finished closest to the back of the Billboard 200 for the ...

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