Since The Hollywood Reporter made public Robin Thicke's deposition in an ongoing "Blurred Lines" lawsuit, much of the focus has been on the singer's admission of drug use over the past year. In a statement to Billboard, Thicke's lawyers argue that zeroing in on that one aspect of the interview distracts from the heart of the lawsuit, and they claim that's exactly what the opposition wants.
Farm Aid, the annual benefit concert to support America's family farmers, headed south this year, drawing 20,000 fans to the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, and the move shaped both the music and the message of the event. Now in it's 29th year, Farm Aid is the longest-running concert for a cause in pop-music history.
While the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is moving ahead with plans to establish a global new release street date that would see all new releases coming out on Friday, U.S. opposition to moving it from the long-established Tuesday release is mounting.