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Kygo Teases New Single 'Firestone' Featuring Conrad [WATCH]

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Dance music's new golden boy, Norwegian producer Kygo has previewed a new song on his Facebook. "Firestone" featuring 300-signed Australian singer Conrad will be released according to Dancing Astronaut on Dec. 2 exclusively via Spotify. The preview is included in a recap video for the last leg of his "Endless Summer" tour with sold out shows in New York City and Los Angeles, while having him discuss the making of the track, how his time on tour was and what he has coming up.READ MORE

Marvin Gaye

5 Covers Celebrating 50 Years of Marvin Gaye's "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)": James Taylor, Michael Bublé and More

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Fifty years ago on this date Marvin Gaye entered the charts with "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)". The track was far from his first on the Motown label but it did have the most chart success among the singles he had released up to that point, peaking at no. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. We hesitate to call it his most recognizable song—because he's had an unusual number of tracks that have become cultural standards compared to most in his era—but "I wanna stop and thank ya baby" is an instantly recognizable line. Enough so that a number of performers have tried their hands at the song over the last five decades.READ MORE

Taylor Swift and her new hometown are getting along just nicely.

Taylor Swift Donating "Welcome to New York" Download Profits to New York City Public School System

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Our natural reaction to someone else's massive success is to be bitter and assume the worst about their product ("haters gonna hate") but Taylor Swift is making things difficult for us. The star announced October 29 that all of the proceeds from her single "Welcome to New York" will be donated to the New York City public school system.READ MORE

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke, Pharrell May Lose "Blurred Lines" Lawsuit, Judge Believes It Rips Off Marvin Gaye

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Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' "Blurred Lines" lawsuit is starting to look like it won't end in their favor. According to The Hollywood Reporter, U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt has denied Thicke and Williams' motion for a summary judgment in a copyright lawsuit concerning their 2013 megahit, concluding that the song may have too much in common with Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit "Got To Give It Up."READ MORE

'Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics' Album Cover

Aretha Franklin On New Diva Covers Album: "I Like The Whole CD, From Cut To Cut"

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Aretha Franklin latest album, Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics, was released Tuesday on vinyl and will be available digitally and in stores on Oct. 21. In a new interview with Billboard, she says the cover project, which features tracks such as "Midnight Train To Georgia" and "Rolling In The Deep," has given her an excitement she hasn't felt since 1982.READ MORE

Robin Thicke performs at Wireless Festival 2014

Robin Thicke Responds to Drug Addiction Admission, "Blurred Lines" Deposition Release in Statement

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Yesterday (Sept. 15), there was a big shake up in Robin Thicke's camp when his deposition from the "Blurred Lines"/Marvin Gaye "Got To Give It Up" lawsuit was released to the public. Now, his lawyers are firing back saying the release of the testimony is just a pawn in the Gaye kids' case.READ MORE

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke Admits Stealing Songwriting Credits, Drug Addiction and Reason for Paula Patton Split in 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit Deposition

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The lawsuit between Marvin Gaye's family over copyright infringement for Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' "Blurred Lines" has just gotten a lot messier. Today (Sept. 15), transcripts of Thicke's and Pharrell's depositions were released, and there are admissions of drug abuse and lying on the part of Thicke regarding the song's writing process.READ MORE

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams hope they're not in too deep.

Marvin Gaye's Children Use Mash Up Audio To Prove Robin Thicke’s 'Blurred Lines' Is A Remake

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Marvin Gaye's children hope to prove the songs are identical by laying Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" vocals directly over the instrumental version of "Got To Give It Up."READ MORE

George Harrison

12 Famous Musicians and Their Ashes: Find Out The Final Resting Places of Kurt Cobain, Marvin Gaye, Freddie Mercury(?) and More

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The spat over Alan Freed's remains is just another example where the keeping of ashes can only lead to bad things. Having the remains of loved ones in the house leads to experiences ranging from traumatic (theft) to horrifying (a la Keith Richards father). If you want to visit the remains of the performers listed below, you'll have to settle for a very general view of a very general area.READ MORE

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams hope they're not in too deep.

Pharrell Williams Accuses Marvin Gaye's Family of 'Smelling Money' in 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit

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You have to imagine that a performer such as Pharrell Williams has to be a loyal fan of Marvin Gaye. But that doesn't mean the vocalist/producer is holding any punches when it comes to the late R&B icon's familial lawsuit against himself, Robin Thicke and T.I. regarding similarities between last year's smash "Blurred Lines" and Gaye's "Got To Give It Up."READ MORE

'Inner City Travellin' Man' featuring Yasiin Gaye (left) and Marvin Gaye

Amerigo Gazaway mashing up Marvin Gaye and Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) for 'Yasiin Gaye' project [LISTEN]

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Amerigo Gazaway is at it again with the mashups, and we think he's picked two winners to base his next web-release on. Yasiin Gaye, the DJ's next album, will appropriately feature the music of soul legend Marivn Gaye and rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def).READ MORE

Robin Thicke's alone on this one.

Sony/ATV settles with Marvin Gaye's estate over 'Blurred Lines' lawsuit

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Drama continues to surround last year's top-selling single "Blurred Lines," although the legal side of things might be cooling down after Sony/ATV settled with Marvin Gaye's estate regarding the latter's lawsuit alleging the company hadn't protected the R&B star's catalogue properly as on of its holdings. READ MORE

Robin Thicke only needed one of himself to top the downloads chart for 2013

Marvin Gaye's oldest son has now joined in claiming Robin Thicke copied songs

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Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris (T.I.) continue to have difficulties following the legal disputes in which they claimed "Blurred Lines" does not rip off Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up." When the Gaye's filed their countersuit and included music publisher EMI, it got much more complicated.READ MORE

This lawsuit's lines may be less blurred.

Marvin Gaye's family launches lawsuit against Robin Thicke and EMI; could conflict of interest free up publishing rights?

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It's been a long while since Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris (his friends know him as T.I.) filed a lawsuit looking to rule out any suggestions that the trio stole from Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up" when recording their own "Blurred Lines," the biggest song of 2013 thus far. The Gaye estate has finally gotten around to filing their countersuit that alleges the exact opposite, and they've included music publisher EMI among their targets.READ MORE

REVIEW: Roddy Doyle's 'The Commitments' Musical is All Jukebox, No Politics

REVIEW: Roddy Doyle's 'The Commitments' Musical is All Jukebox, No Politics

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Marvin Gaye and "Mustang Sally?" Check. Celtic Tiger...not so much.READ MORE


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