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Marvin Gaye/Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams 'Blurred Lines' Lawsuit Hits Roadblock as Audio Recordings Disallowed

Buzz 10:58AM EDT

Marvin Gaye's estate insists that "Blurred Lines," the top song of 2013 by Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, is unmistakably similar to the soul singer's "Got To Give It Up," and indeed many who listen to the tracks will be able to hear the likeness. However, a judge has ruled that jurors in the case won't be able to listen to the two songs as part of their deliberations...which hardly seems fair but there is legal reasoning behind it.READ MORE


Avicii, Robin Thicke & Passenger Among Most Shazamed Songs of All Time as Music Discover App Relaunches Website

Buzz 10:56AM EDT

Avicii's "Wake Me Up" is that song that you love but just can't figure out the name of, at least according to Shazam. Today (Dec. 10), the music-discovery app re-launched its website, complete with a real-time searchable feature and a hall-of-fame, featuring the 82 songs that have been tagged over 5 million times.READ MORE

The Muppets

The Muppets Parody Naughty By Nature's 'Hip Hop Hooray,' Kermit the Frog Raps Like Treach in Video [WATCH]

Buzz 17:55PM EDT

Sometimes the best musical moments are the ones that never actually happened. The Muppets never performed Naughty By Nature's 1993 anthem "Hip Hop Hooray," but thanks to Mylo the Cat's YouTube account, now they have ... sort of. The parody video features old footage from "The Muppet Show" and various Jim Henson movies where the scenes are manipulated to make it look like Kermit the Frog is rapping like Treach. Fozzie Bear also joins in on the fun. Beaker gives the introduction in the video below before Kermit and Fozzie start jamming in the car scene from 1979's "The Muppet Movie." The video is a ton of laughs for those who grew up during the 1990s when Naughty By Nature was huge and the Muppets were entering their third decade of entertaining. Check it out below, via "Billboard."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

Buzz 07:34AM EDT

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

Buzz 20:52PM EDT

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

Paula Patton and Robin Thicke

Paula Patton Files For Divorce From Robin Thicke After Singer Reveals Drug Addiction, Song Stealing And Separation

Buzz 09:35AM EDT

After announcing their separation earlier this year, Paula Patton has filed for divorce from Robin Thicke. This news comes just weeks after the singer revealed his drug addiction and admitted to stealing songwriting credits.READ MORE

Robin Thicke

El-P Calls Out Robin Thicke On Twitter: Says Thicke 'Threw Pharrell Under' The Bus

Genres 07:50AM EDT

Thicke — best known for his "Blurred Lines" collabo with Pharrell — revealed in a deposition that he had not actually written any of the song, which is currently under legal fire from Marvin Gaye's family over copyright infringement.READ MORE

Lauryn Hill

8 Artists Who Have Faced Songwriting Disputes: Lauryn Hill, Neil Young, And More

Exclusives 20:48PM EDT

In the last week, transcripts have been released of Robin Thicke's legal questioning regarding his "Blurred Lines" copyright infringement lawsuit, in which he reveals that Pharrell actually wrote nearly every part of the divisive hit. Songwriting credits are a famously tricky issue in the music business, as these eight artists have proven.READ MORE

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey in 2004

Nick Jonas' "Jealous" and 9 Other Music Videos with Real Life Couples

Exclusives 17:40PM EDT

Even if their love couldn't last forever, these music videos certainly will. Check out the nine most iconic real relationships depicted in music videos below:READ MORE

Robin Thicke performs at Wireless Festival 2014

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

Genres 10:44AM EDT

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

Genres 13:16PM EDT

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

Genres 21:46PM EDT

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

Beyoncé and Jay Z

Billboard's Songs of The Summer Ranked: From Matchbox 20 (2000) to Iggy Azalea (2014); Plus Beyoncé, Rihanna and More

Genres 13:51PM EDT

Billboard named Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" as its official "Song of The Summer," a title they've doled out for 29 years. So how does it compare to the other seasonal hits named by Billboard during this millennium?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

Genres 11:13AM EDT

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

Robin Thicke, Paula Patton

Robin Thicke And Estranged Wife Paula Patton Put Their Hollywood Hills Home Up For Sale

Genres 22:15PM EDT

Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are selling the home they once shared.READ MORE

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