Smokey Robinson

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter A closely-watched dispute between Smokey Robinson and his ex-wife Claudette Robinson over song rights is about to be resolved. On Thursday, the parties told a judge that they had reached a settlement in principle. The battle involves termination rights under the 1976 Copyright Act. The legendary R&B singer, whose songs […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter The standoff involves works by Pharrell Williams and other popular songwriters YouTube has apparently made the decision not to immediately remove songs composed by popular musicians including The Eagles, Pharrell Williams and John Lennon, and as a result, the popular video website is being warned of the risks of […]

By Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter In his legendary career, R&B singer Smokey Robinson was known for his silky voice and songs like “My Girl,” “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” and “The Way You Do the Things You Do.” Now, though, America’s poet laureate of love is involved in a dispute with his ex-wife Claudette Robinson that could […]