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  • Turns Out Beck’s Dad Worked on Beyonce’s ‘B’Day’ Album

    Mar 5, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Long before Kanye West ever forged a link between Beck and Beyoncé, the two had an even less degree of separation. Reddit user Sitdownyo pointed out that Beck’s father, David Campbell, worked on Beyonce’s 2006 Grammy-winning “B’Day” album. According to his MTV biography, Campbell specifically contributed to the track “Listen.” As the Toronto Star notes, […]

  • Pharrell Says ‘Blurred Lines’ Copies Marvin Gaye ‘Feel,’ Not Song

    Mar 5, 15 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments

    *Pharrell Williams says his song “Blurred Lines” is not a copy of Marvin Gaye’s song “Got to Give It Up.” What his track with Robin Thicke and T.I. shares with the 1977 R&B classic, he testified in court this week, is “feel; not infringement.” The trial is currently in its second week in Los Angeles federal court, […]

  • ‘Blurred Lines’ Trial Reveals Hit Song Brought in $16.6M in Profits

    Mar 4, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment

    *The drama surrounding Robin Thicke’s hit song “Blurred Lines” continues as new information reveals that $16,675,690 in profits were made from the Pharrell Williams and T.I.-assisted tune. According to The Hollywood Reporter, court testimony revealed that Thicke received $5,658,214, Williams collected $5,153,457 and T.I. made $704,774. The remaining $6.9 million was split between each artist’s […]

  • Robin Thicke, Pharrell, Marvin Gaye Family Start Copyright Infringement Trial

    Feb 26, 15 by Deron Dalton 1 Comment

    *The “Blurred Lines” copyright infringement trial started in a Los Angeles courtroom. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Wiliams and members of Marvin Gaye‘s family started proceedings to determine if Thicke’s biggest hit infringes Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” In 2013, Thicke, Williams and T.I. filed a lawsuit against Gaye’s family to get declaration that their […]

  • Holland-Dozier-Holland to Receive Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

    Feb 10, 15 by Qwest7 3 Comments

    *Legendary Motown Records songwriters and producers Holland-Dozier-Holland will be the newest celebrities to receive a star Hollywood Walk of Fame. The trio, comprised of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland, will be honored with the Walk of Fame’s 2,543rd star on Friday (Feb. 13). The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. near the […]

  • Marvin Gaye’s Heirs Now Allowed to Play his Music in ‘Blurred Lines’ Trial

    Jan 29, 15 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *A judge in New York City has reversed a ruling banning Marvin Gaye’s heirs from playing the late star’s music in court as part of a copyright battle over Robin Thicke’s hit “Blurred Lines.” Thicke and his collaborator Pharrell Williams are currently locked in a legal battle with Gaye’s children over claims their 2013 hit […]