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The Katy Perry Lawsuit Shows Why Music Copyright Law Is a Mess
A lawyer explains why future plaintiffs might be better off pleading "fair use" instead of fighting claims of similarities between songs.
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The Guide to Getting Into Marvin Gaye's Genius
You may have been conceived to his music. But if "Let's Get It On" is where your knowledge stops, this guide will help you navigate the many facets of Marvin Gaye.
“Blurred Lines” Copyright Ruling Will Stand
A judge has found that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams are still responsible for paying Marvin Gaye's family for their involvement in "Blurred Lines."
Quincy Jones's Thoughts in This Batshit New Interview, Ranked
The music industry icon talked to Vulture about the Kennedy assassination, The Beatles' incompetence, and his belief that Marlon Brando had sex with Richard Pryor, Marvin Gaye, and James Baldwin.
Alex Robert Ross
The 'Blurred Lines' creators are still trying to reverse the Marvin Gaye verdict
The artists behind the song may have lost a copyright infringement lawsuit last year, but it looks like they're just beginning to fight.
I Went on a First Date with Charlie Puth and We Got Drunk in Paris
Charlie Puth embodies two of my cherished things in life: good pop music and 'The Fast and The Furious' franchise.
Remix Report Card
Were There Any Good Remixes for the Summer or What?
“Flicka Da Wrist,” “Fuck Up Some Commas,” “Post To Be,” and more get graded in the latest remix report card.
The Football Journeyman Turned Legendary Artist Who Worked With Kanye West and Marvin Gaye
Before celebrated African-American painter Ernie Barnes worked with Kanye West, Marvin Gaye, and the 1984 Olympics, he drew inspiration from his bloody, violent pro football career.
OMG, Classic!: All We Can Do Right Now Is Appreciate the Genius of Kendrick Lamar's 'To Pimp a Butterfly'
People already love 'To Pimp a Butterfly,' and they should.
Thinkpieces And Shit
Blurred Laws: In Defense of Pastiche and Robin Thicke
The Gaye estate won a $7.3 million copyright case against the writers of "Blurred Lines," but if the case forms a legal precedent for any stylistic pastiche, then everyone’s in trouble.
The Clear Downside to the 'Blurred Lines' Verdict
'Blurred Lines' might suck, but the copyright decision sucks more.
The Score: Mapping the Music, Style, and Mandate of “Practical Magic”
Its motto: Be who you are.
Anne T. Donahue