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  • Former Detroit Lions RB Mel Farr Dies at 70

    Aug 4, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *Mel Farr, a former NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year who rushed for more than 3,000 yards in seven pro seasons with the Detroit Lions, has died at the age of 70. Farr, along with then-teammate Lem Barney, also sang backup in 1971 on Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.” Farr and Barney were playing golf […]

  • Marvin Gaye’s Ex-Wife Speaks on ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit

    Jul 22, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment

    *The family of Marvin Gaye scored a major victory in its lawsuit against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke. For Gaye’s ex-wife Janis, the victory and the case almost didn’t happen as she admits her initial hesitancy in filing the suit against Williams and Thicke for copyright infringement of the music legend’s classic hit “Got to […]

  • Judge Slashes ‘Blurred Lines’ Damages by Over $2 Million

    Jul 15, 15 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment

    *A judge on Tuesday cut a copyright infringement verdict by more than $2 million against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over their 2013 hit “Blurred Lines,” but offered Marvin Gaye’s heirs a 50 percent royalty on future earnings from the song, reports The AP. A federal jury in Los Angeles had sided with Gaye’s estate […]

  • (The Black Hat) F**k Marvin Gaye! I’m Listening to Rich Homie Quan and Young Thug

    Jul 9, 15 by Cory Alexander Haywood 3 Comments

    *I recently scrolled through the comment section on the YouTube video page of Rich Homie Quan’s new single “Flex.” From the song’s opening note, he engages in the prototypical hyperbole and bombast of a new artist faking the funk of riches and fame. To rub it in, Quan gayfully “ditty bops” (dances) in a parking […]

  • Nile Rodgers on Impact of ‘Blurred Lines’ Case on the Music Business

    Jun 12, 15 by Qwest7 Leave a comment

    *There’s no doubt that the court case over the Robin Thicke hit “Blurred Lines” made waves around the music industry. Nowadays, artists are probably weighing things heavily in terms of sampling and being “inspired” enough by previous works to create their own songs. So the question is, as The Huffington Post puts it, “has the […]

  • Pharrell: ‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict ‘Handicaps Any Creator Out There’

    May 17, 15 by Deron Dalton 3 Comments

    *Pharrell Williams and his team want a new trial in the “Blurred Lines” case.  A hearing is scheduled for Monday, June 29. Back in March, Williams and Robin Thicke were found guilty of copyright infringement. They were ordered to pay $7.3 million to Marvin Gaye‘s family due to the similarities between “Blurred Lines” and Gaye’s “Got […]