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On Wednesday, Marvin Gaye's family went nuclear with counterclaims against Robin Thicke that allege that Thicke stole the summer mega-hit "Blurred Lines" and also committed copyright infringement on Gaye's "After the Dance" to create his song, "Love After War." What's more, the new legal papers suggest that Thicke's "Marvin Gaye fixation" extends further to more songs in the Thicke repertoire.
Katy Perry's new "Prism" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, selling 286,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The most recent tracking week ended Sunday, Oct. 27. It's the largest sales week this year for an album by a woman and the second-largest for a pop effort.
Facebook's stickiness has come into doubt this week after signs that some teens are ditching Facebook in favor of other social media services. The latest evidence came directly from Facebook Wednesday afternoon. The company revealed in its third quarter earnings call it has lost some popularity with younger users.
Classically trained musician James Blake has won this year's Mercury Prize, Britain's eclectic music award. Blake beat nominees including the band Arctic Monkeys, a previous winner, and rock icon David Bowie to the 20,000 pound ($32,000) prize with his second album, "Overgrown."
Yesterday brought the announcement from SFX that it will be making a bigger push down under, acquiring the Totem OneLove Group, promoter and producer of the Australia’s most successful dance festival, Stereosonic, as well as the Creamfields Australia, Solar Music and Outrage festivals.
Little, Brown and Company announced Wednesday that the country music superstar has a book deal with the publisher. Although Nelson is the author of several books, Little, Brown promises that this one will be an unvarnished story about the artist.
Alexander Soskin has signed to direct an adaptation of Nina Antonia's bio "Johnny Thunders: In Cold Blood," set to begin production in 2014, L.A.M.F. Films in Los Angeles has announced.
The sales and marketing platform says it has paid out a total of £50 million since launching five years ago and has high hopes for the next year and a half.
Hoping to convince the US federal government to block websites it deems harmful to business, the RIAA has submitted its list of “notorious websites” with an especially notable version which includes a dig at the digital currency bitcoin.
Lucian Grainge, the Brit who crossed the pond three years ago to head Universal Music – home to Robbie Williams, The Beatles and Jake Bugg (shortlisted for the Mercury Music Award last night) – has always trodden something of a unique path.
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The patent for the "Multiple Screens for Immersive Audio/Video Experience" credits Kanye Omari West as its creator, and was published on July 12, 2013. It was filed Jan. 12, 2012, a few months prior to the screening at Cannes.
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Today we don't need to press vinyl – so why do we still need albums? It's a question I'm turning over in my mind as I stand on the red carpet at the Roundhouse, waiting for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize for best album.
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