George Strait, Eric Church to Perform at ACM Awards

If you’re going to stage a country awards show in Texas, it’s state law that George Strait must perform. Well, maybe not, but when the Academy of Country Music announced the initial lineup of performers for the 50th ACM Awards held April 19th in Arlington, Texas, the Lone Star State…

Pharrell and Robin Thicke Have to Pay the Gaye Estate $7.3 Million For “Blurred Lines” Plagiarism

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were found guilty of plagiarizing their 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines” today. The Associate Press reports that they were guilty in an ongoing copyright infringement lawsuit with Marvin Gaye’s family and must fork over $7.3 million to the Gaye estate. Business Insider reported last week that the song made over $16.6 million, which was split between the artists and their respective record labels. Thicke and Williams both made… Read more »

Record Store Day 2015: Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, U2 Plan Releases

With Record Store Day a little over a month away, its organizers have released “The List” – a collection of all the rare, curious and limited-edition items that will be available in independent music shops. Foo Fighters, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, U2, Brian Wilson and Bruce Springsteen are among the…

Robin Thicke, Pharrell Lose Multi-Million Dollar ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit

UPDATE: A lawyer for the estate of Marvin Gaye tells Rolling Stone that he will try to block all future sales of “Blurred Lines” until an agreement is reached.

Robin Thicke noticeably ripped off Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up” when he wrote the smash hit “Blurred Lines” with Pharrell Williams and T.I., a Los…

Iggy Azalea’s The Great Escape Tour Pushed Back

It looks like fans will have to wait a bit longer to catch Iggy Azalea’s upcoming arena tour. Her North American swing, dubbed The Great Escape Tour, has been pushed back from its planned spring start. Citing delays in what we can only assume is an elaborate production, reps for Iggy confirmed that tickets for corresponding dates will be honored at the newly rescheduled shows. Exceptions are for announced dates… Read more »