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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 ...

Pharrell Calls 'Blurred Lines' Verdict a "Handicap" to Musicians, Designers & Artists

For the first time since a jury ruled against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke in the now infamous "Blurred Lines" lawsuit brought by Marvin Gaye's family, the mega-producer himself is speaking out. In a new statement, Pharrell is deriding the ...

Marvin Gaye's Family Issues Open Letter on 'Blurred Lines' Verdict, Won't Seek Legal Action Against Pharrell's "Happy"

Marvin Gaye's family shared an open letter yesterday, March 18, regarding the recent verdict in the "Blurred Lines" lawsuit. A jury ruled that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams owed the family $7.4 million because the pair's hit copied Gaye's 1977 ...

Blurred Lines Trial: Marvin Gaye's Family Looking to Punish Labels, T.I.

The Marvin Gaye family are not satisfied with the $7.4 million settlement decision they just received from a jury over the unfair use of "Got to Give It Up" in Pharrell and Robin Thicke's 2013 summer hit "Blurred Lines." The family has filed new ...

Jay Z and Bruno Spoerri Split Royalties of 'Versus' 50-50 for Unlicensed Sample; Nothing on 'Blurred Lines' Penalty

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were certainly responsibly for the biggest copyright infraction decision of the last week, which allowed Jay Z to get away relatively headline-free for his settlement with jazz performer Bruno Spoerri over the track ...

Jermaine Dupri Says Ciara's New Song "I Bet" Sounds Like Usher's "U Got It Bad" Following "Blurred Lines" Lawsuit

Following the verdict in the "Blurred Lines" lawsuit, the Associated Press decided to get producer Jermaine Dupri's take on the matter. Dupri understood both sides, saying he could hear the similarities, but he never thought Pharrell Williams and ...

Pharrell Williams' 'Happy' Another Marvin Gaye Ripoff? His Family Thinks So...Another Lawsuit on The Way?

Pharrell Williams referred to the Marvin Gaye estate as greedy many months ago when referring to the family's lawsuit against himself and Robin Thicke over the similarities between their hit "Blurred Lines" and the soul icon's "Got To Give It Up." ...

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