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Judge to Ed Sheeran: Let’s Get It (This Plagiarism Trial) On
Only a jury can settle the battle between Sheeran and the “sexual anthem” co-writer.
It’s Official: Robin Thicke and Pharrell Have to Pay Up Over ‘Blurred Lines’
They must pay Marvin Gaye’s family nearly $5 million in damages.
Dr. Dre Is Bringing You a Marvin Gaye Movie
Ain’t nothing like the real thing, but a biopic would get you pretty close.
Why Robin Thicke and Pharrell Lost Their ‘Blurred Lines’ Appeal
And what it might mean for the music industry’s future.
Court Rules That ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit Wasn’t Actually That Blurry
But T.I. managed to escape with his fortune intact.
In Case You Forgot: Brad Pitt, Sculptor, Has Excellent Taste in Music
Brad Pitt is moody and in the studio and listening to Frank Ocean and Marvin Gaye.
How Weird Al Removed the Misogyny of ‘Blurred Lines’ by Adding Grammar Lessons
Weird Al Yankovic explains how he took Pharrell and Robin Thicke’s rape-y hit and made a nerdy blast.
Jesse David Fox
good one podcast
Weird Al on Turning Pharrell & Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ Into ‘Word Crimes’
Weird Al discusses the intricacies of his process on Vulture’s
Good One: A Podcast About Jokes
Jesse David Fox
Jamie Foxx Is Making an Authorized Limited Series About Marvin Gaye
It’s the first semi-biopic to get the Gaye family’s approval.
Marvin Gaye’s Family Has Finally Authorized a Documentary About His Life
It’ll feature interviews and never-before-seen archival footage.
Marvin Gaye’s Son Plans to Sue Over
Marvin Gaye III claims he came up with the show five years ago.
‘Blurred Lines’ Is Here to Stay
A judge has found both T.I. and Universal Music liable for copyright infringement.
Thicke’s, Pharrell’s Lawyers Pursue New ‘Blurred Lines’ Trial
They say the jury’s verdict was inconsistent.
Pharrell Williams Says ‘Blurred Lines’ Ruling Handicaps Creators
“There was no infringement.”
Marvin Gaye’s Family Is Coming After T.I. and the Record Labels, Too
They’re not done yet.
for the record
Marvin Gaye’s Kids Wrote an Open Letter About the ‘Blurred Lines’ Trial
They imagine how their father would’ve reacted.
Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ Might Face the Wrath of Marvin Gaye’s Family, Too
Will Marvin Gaye’s family strike again?
A Copyright Expert Explains the ‘Blurred Lines’ Ruling
When homage becomes theft.
The Gaye Family Wants to Bury ‘Blurred Lines’
They’re seeking an injunction to prevent further sales of the song.
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Lose ‘Blurred Lines’ Plagiarism Lawsuit
They now owe Marvin Gaye’s family $7.3 million.
Marvin Gaye v. ‘Blurred Lines’
Will Go to Trial
A judge denied Robin Thicke and Pharrell’s motion for a summary judgment.
Robin Thicke Unleashes the Afroman Defense in ‘Blurred Lines’ Deposition
“I didn’t do a single interview last year without being high.”
And Now Marvin Gaye’s Family Will Sue Robin Thicke
For multiple copyright infringements.
comings and goings
Jesse L. Martin Will Play Marvin Gaye After All
Ousting Lenny Kravitz.
Lenny Kravitz Is Set to Star in Marvin Gaye Biopic
In a movie.
Jesse David Fox
Adele’s Ex-Boyfriend and 12 Other Jerks Who Deserved to Be Called Out in Breakup Songs
The most deserved musical shamings, rated by the horribleness of the ex in question and the level of revenge achieved.
Jesse L. Martin and James Gandolfini Administer a Little ‘Sexual Healing’
Plus industry news on Jemaine Clement, Sam Rockwell, and Clive Barker.
Regina Spektor Wishes You a Happy New Year, Sort of
Plus: Ryan Adams, possibly drunk!