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Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke are asking the 9th Circuit to give their “Blurred Lines” appeal another listen, after the court in March upheld a jury verdict that found the artists infringed on Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” The controversial verdict has been a hot-button issue in the music industry, as songwriters, artists […]

Beyonce took her fans to school Saturday night when she finally took the Coachella stage, making history — as she said on stage — as the first black woman to headline the music festival. The superstar singer was forced to cancel her appearance last year when she announced she was expecting twins with husband, Jay-Z. […]

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“In short, the Appellants were erroneously ‘hustled’ out of court, and now deserve to be heard on the merits.”

BMI scores a legal win over the Justice Department. When radio stations, TV broadcasters, bars, restaurants, fitness clubs and others wish to transmit music to the public, they may be dealing with some complication. That’s because on Tuesday, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that BMI is not precluded by an old consent decree from […]

The iconic R&B singer/songwriter and actress has been generating awards buzz for her performance as a long-suffering wife and mother in Dee Rees’ critically acclaimed Jim Crow drama Mudbound, which premiered at Sundance and screened again at Toronto this month

Jonathan Schwatz pleaded guilty to embezzling millions from the singer. The former business manager who admitted to embezzling millions from singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette and other clients will spend six years behind bars, a California federal judge has ruled. Jonathan Schwartz pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and filing a false tax return in January. […]

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Here is the latest in entertainment news. Capitol Records is taking its dispute with Vimeo to the high court. Capitol Records is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a case that could send shockwaves through the music and digital industries. It all started with the fad of posting “lip dub” videos on Vimeo and similar sites. Users […]

The Washington Post, AP and others submit an amicus brief that argues the verdict will discourage the news media from correcting errors. After Rolling Stone magazine published its Nov. 19, 2014, article titled “A Rape on Campus,” its tale of a freshman student at the University of Virginia brutally gang raped, the Washington Postidentified major errors […]

Check out the latest in entertainment news. The total amount includes future royalties for a 10-year license. SiriusXM has agreed to pay Flo & Eddie, and the other pre-1972 song rights owners in their class, at least $25 million as part of a settlement reached earlier this month on the eve of a California federal […]

Check out the latest in entertainment news.  The ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ track was at the center of a lawsuit. A producer who claims he was duped into signing over rights to a sample used in the song “P.I.M.P.” won’t be getting a penny out of rapper 50 Cent. Brandon Parrott sued 50 Cent (aka […]