Marvin Gaye Family Brings Pharrell Back To Court Claiming Perjury

The lawsuit by Marvin Gaye’s family against Pharrell appears to be the gift that keeps on giving, with the former now bringing Pharrell back to court once again, this time. Continue reading

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Judge Confirms $5M ‘Blurred Lines’ Judgement Against Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams

Judge John A. Kronstadt has confirmed the nearly $5 million judgement against Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Williams' More Water From Nazareth Publishing company. 

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Ed Sheeran Sued For $100M Over ‘Let’s Get It On’ / ‘Thinking Out Loud’ Similarities

Structured Asset Ales, a part owner of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” is suing Ed Sheeran for $100 million after being blocked from a similar lawsuit brought by other. Continue reading

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Is Your Song Ready To Pitch?

As a songwriter, the right stage at which to pitch a song to an artist or their management can be a difficult call to make. Here we look at some. Continue reading

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Music Publishing Update 4.21.17: ASCAP “I Create Music Expo” Recap

ASCAP’s 12th annual “I Create Music” Expo took place last week in Los Angeles.  The national conference dedicated to songwriting and composing provides a unique opportunity for songwriters, composers, artists, producers,. Continue reading

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Plagiarism Or Inspiration? It’s A Fine Line

By this time, we have grown accustomed to some degree of familiarity in the music we hear, particularly as sampling and covering songs continues to be a popular and ever-easier. Continue reading

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Music Publishing News 1.6.17: Great Year For Lawyers Ahead • BMI Fights Radio Rates • George Michael Tributes

2017 will bring with it a number of court cases that will affect music publishers, songwriters, and copyright as a whole.  First, the Radio Music Licensing Commission and performing rights organization. Continue reading

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Spotify Adds Specially Recorded 2 Song “Singles” From John Legend, Tove Lo, Local Natives, D.R.A.M., Juanes, 15 More

Spotify continues to add original programming and promote its own playlists (if you can call two songs a playlist) with the launch of weekly "Singles" that include a track from. Continue reading

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Writing A Band Bio: Important Do’s and Dont’s

First impressions are as important in the music business as they are anywhere else, and your band bio is often the thing making that impression, meaning its important that is. Continue reading

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MONDAY BRIEFING: Apple Music Tests “Discover Clones • Kickstarter To Relaunch Drip.fm • SXSWhite House • More

SPECIAL LABOR DAY EDITION: Today is a holiday in the U.S., but that doesn't mean that there's not breaking music business and tech news both here and globally.  We've got. Continue reading

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