Alex Pham

contributing editor

contributing editor

Marvin Gaye's Family Rejected Robin Thicke's Six-Figure Offer (Exclusive)

Marvin Gaye's Family Rejected Robin Thicke's Six-Figure Offer (Exclusive)

Robin Thicke’s team offered a six-figure sum to members of Marvin Gaye family to settle allegations that Thicke's hit "Blurred Lines" copied Gaye's 1977 disco-funk classic, "Got To Give It Up," which the family rejected, sources tell Billboard. Thicke's team, which includes Pharrell and T.I., has since filed a preemptive lawsuit.
Maker Studios to Buy Blip

Maker Studios to Buy Blip

Maker Studios, whose 60,000 YouTube channels command more than 4 billion views a month, has signed an agreement to purchase Blip, a producer and distributor of original Web videos. The acquisition is expected to close early September.
Google+ Plugs In SoundCloud for Its 343 Million Users (Exclusive)

Google+ Plugs In SoundCloud for Its 343 Million Users (Exclusive)

Google+ is slowly but surely catching up to Facebook. The social network, by some metrics considered to be the second-largest after Facebook, has integrated SoundCloud's audio embeds, the two companies announced Monday.
Outside Lands: Live Music Meets Live Hacks

Outside Lands: Live Music Meets Live Hacks

Music hack-a-thons, a fairly common occurrence thanks to a proliferation of application programming interfaces, is taking on a twist this week at the Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco -- allowing the hackers to sound out their digital creations with a live crowd.

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