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  1. The Oddest Thing About Will.i.am's Trademark Claim Against Pharrell Williams

    September 20, 2013 6:18 PM EDT The trademark battle between Will.i.am and Pharrell Williams has gotten a little more bizarre. In July, Williams' I Am Other Entertainment sought declaratory relief in New York federal court that "I Am Other" wasn't an infrin ...

  2. Winter Storm Nemo Impacts Live-Music Biz In Northeast

    February 09, 2013 9:44 AM EST Nemo, the blizzard that body-slammed the Northeast yesterday into this morning, dumping feet of snow driven by high winds blowing frigid air, forced the cancellation or postponement of several concerts in the region, underscoring yet again why ...

  3. Michael Chabon Digs Deep About Record Stores, Race and Writing 'Telegraph Avenue'

    September 26, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Telegraph Avenue author Michael Chabon at the "Brokeland Records" pop-up store inside Diesel Records in Oakland earlier this month. An effort between Harper (the book's publisher) and the store, the pop-up featured used-jazz records ...

  4. Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    April 15, 2012 10:29 AM EDT (Getty Images) Some of the key figures weren't there, but those who were present at the 27th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday night delivered a heartfelt and epic celebration -- much to the delight of both the ...

  5. George Clinton Show Ends In Shooting Death, Four Injuries

    August 01, 2011 7:10 AM EDT CLEVELAND (AP) - A man fired several shots from a handgun during a large fight near an outdoor concert venue featuring funk music artist George Clinton, killing one person and wounding three others, police said Sunday. The fight erupted before 10 ...

  6. Kanye West, Mary J. Blige To Headline Essence Festival

    February 16, 2011 5:29 PM EST Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, Jill Scott and Kanye West are among the headliners for the 2011 Essence Music Festival. The 17th annual New Orleans festival will celebrate the roots of rhythm and blues. Michelle Ebanks, president of Essence Communicati ...

  7. Phelps 'Catfish' Collins, Funkadelic Guitarist, Dies at 66

    August 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT R&B guitarist Phelps "Catfish" Collins, a veteran of James Brown's J.B.'s, Parliament-Funkadelic and his younger brother William "Bootsy" Collins' Rubber Band, passed away at his home in Cincinnati on Aug. 6 ...

  8. Pearl Jam, MMJ, Aretha Head To 2010 New Orleans Jazz Fest

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Pearl Jam, Aretha Franklin and, making its first appearance since February 2009, My Morning Jacket, are among the acts set for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, to take place the weekends of April 23-25 and April 29-30/May 1-2 at Fair Gr ...

  9. Day-By-Day: The Obama Inauguration Music Guide

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST The official Presidential Inauguration kick-off event featuring Bono and Bruce Springsteen on Jan. 18 is one of dozens of Washington D.C. bashes celebrating President-elect Barack Obama's Jan. 20 swearing-in. Aretha Franklin, the Dead, Beyonc ...

  10. Touring Briefs: Raven-Symone, Summer Camp Fest, Essence Fest

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Actress/singer Raven-Symoné will embark on a 55-date U.S. arena tour, beginning April 26 at Orlando, Fla.'s UCF Arena, and wrapping July 13 at Sacramento, Calif.'s ARCO Arena. The nationwide "Pajama Party" trek, produced by ...

  11. Midem Day Two: Video Games, Advertising, Brand Marketing

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST The mutual benefits of music makers getting involved in video games, movie advertising and consumer brand marketing were on parade Monday (Jan. 22) as the Music for Images strand took center stage on day two of the Midem conference. Veteran rocker ...

  12. Parliament-Funkadelic's Ray Davis Dies

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Respiratory complications cited as cause. Ray Davis, a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic, died Tuesday from respiratory complications at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., according to his son, Derrick. He was 6 ...

  13. George Clinton Recovers Masters

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal court awarded George Clinton sole copyright ownership of four Funkadelic albums he recorded for Warner Bros. around 1979. NEW YORK -- A federal court awarded George Clinton sole copyright ownership of four Funkadelic albums he recorded f ...

  14. Rock, Hip-Hop, Latin To Collide At AmsterJam

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers with Snoop Dogg confirmed. In what is being touted as the biggest "mash-up" concert ever held, a host of rock, hip-hop and Latin acts will descend on New York's Randall's Island in August for the inaugural ...

  15. Court Upholds Beastie's Sampling Right

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz flutist James W. Newton struck out Nov. 9, as a federal court in San Francisco denied for a third time his copyright infringement claim against the Beastie Boys and various distributors of the ra NEW YORK -- Jazz flutist James W. Newton struc ...

  16. Court Upholds Beasties Sampling Right

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz flutist James W. Newton struck out Nov. 9, as a federal court in San Francisco denied for a third time his copyright infringement claim against the Beastie Boys and various distributors of the ra Jazz flutist James W. Newton struck out Nov. 9 ...

  17. Strait's Hits Hold Atop Billboard 200

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 45% sales drop from last week, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) notches a second week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales of 190,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan Despite a 45% sales drop from l ...

  18. Strait's Hits Hold Atop Billboard 200

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite a 45% sales drop from last week, George Strait's "50 Number Ones" (MCA Nashville) notches a second week atop The Billboard 200, with U.S. sales of 190,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan Despite a 45% sales drop from l ...

  19. Court: No Sampling Without License

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A mere two-second unauthorized sample of a guitar solo from Funkadelic's "Get Off Your Ass and Jam" is enough to constitute copyright infringement of the recording, a federal Court of Appeals in Nashv A mere two-second unauthorized ...

  20. Stars To Pack Grammy Telecast

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nominees and celebrated entertainers from the music, movie and television world are expected to pack the Staples Center in Los Angeles for Sunday's (Feb. 8) 46th annual Grammy Awards. Nominees and celebrated entertainers from the music, movie ...

  21. Grammys Planning Beatles Tribute

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sting, Dave Matthews, Vince Gill and the Neptunes' Pharrell Williams have signed on for a Grammy tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' first U.S. television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Sh Sting, Dave Matthews, Vince Gil ...

  22. Sting, Sean Paul To Perform At Grammys

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the Black Eyed Peas have joined the performance lineup for the 46th annual Grammy awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS Feb. 8 from Los Angeles' Staples Cen Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the ...

  23. Sting, Sean Paul To Perform At Grammys

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the Black Eyed Peas have joined the performance lineup for the 46th annual Grammy awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS Feb. 8 from Los Angeles' Staples Cen Sting, Sean Paul, Martina McBride and the ...

  24. First Grammy Performers Set

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and the White Stripes are among the first performers confirmed for the 46th annual Grammy Awards ceremony. OutKast, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and the White Stripes are among the first perf ...