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Blurred Lines Is Headed To Court

Marvin Gaye’s family is suing Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I. for copyright infringement over the song Blurred Lines. The trio attempted to have the case completely thrown out, however a U.S. District Court judge in California denied their motion this week.

According to experts, the judge felt the Gaye family experts had showed enough possible similarity between “Blurred Lines” and copyright protected elements of Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up” that a trial is needed to decide the merits of the case. The judge also allowed a second claim to proceed, over alleged similarities between Thicke’s 2011 track “Love After War” and Gaye’s 1976 track “After the Dance.”

However, the judge did say only material found on the sheet music registered with the U.S. Copyright Office, not the recordings, will be relevant at trial.

A trial is set for February 10, 2015.

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Taylor Swift is Everywhere

It seems like these days Taylor Swift has been popping up everywhere. Last night it was Late Show with David Letterman and the night before it was The Voice.

She also filled in for Ryan Seacrest recently on AT40, where she played the hits and chatted with listeners.

When asked if there was an area in the industry she hasn’t worked but would like to someday, the young powerhouse said, “I’d like to work on other peoples music” she added “I’d like to work behind the scenes”.

Where will she pop up next?

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Adele Sends Lady Gaga Flowers

Gaga posted on a photo on Instagram, a bouquet of white roses and the card reads, “Love you mermaid, sorry I can’t make any of the shows.” It’s signed “Adele.”

“What a doll,” Gaga commented. ” Sending me flowers, such a classy girl Adele and a phenomenal mother we’ll miss laughing with you!”

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A Very Grammy Christmas Special: Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 and Pharrell Williams

The Grammy Nominations Concert Live is no more. However A Very Grammy Christmas with Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams and Ariana Grande will all perform a one-hour special that will replace the Grammy nominations concert show. The show is taping November 18th in L.A. and will air December 5th to reveal the nominees for the Grammys’ prestigious Album of the Year category. The rest of the nominations will be revealed the morning of December 5th.

Tickets to attend the taping at the Shrine Auditorium are now on sale via Ticketmaster.

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Gotye Not Sure He’ll Ever Release Any New Music… huh?

Australian artist Wally De Backer better known as Gotye hasn’t released any new music since he won three Grammys for Making Mirrors. He says he never will again… maybe… we think… we’re not sure.

In a recent online post, Gotye wrote, “NEW GOTYE MUSIC. There will be no new Gotye music. Wait, maybe there will be. I’m not entirely sure right now. There are many contingencies.”

He rambles on about too much noise and says, “Will anybody hear this work?” He adds, ” I don’t know. But I think about these things. One thing you can count on: I will do my best to make it enjoyable for both of us.”

The answer may be in his new record label called Spirit Level, where says he’s making new music with his old band The Basics.

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