George Clinton

  1. George Clinton Can't Prevent Sound Recordings From Being Sold

    June 23, 2014 7:14 PM EDT George Clinton won't be able to stop a court-appointed receiver from selling "One Nation Under a Groove," "Hardcore Jollies," "Uncle Jam Wants You" and "The Electric Spanking of War Babies." On Monday, ...

  2. EDM Biz Worth $6.2bn (Report)

    May 21, 2014 8:10 AM EDT Electronic dance music is a $6.2 billion global industry, per a new report issued at the International Music Summit in Ibiza, Spain Wednesday (May 21). As compiled by EDM trade group the Association for Electronic Music (AFEM), the figure includes ...

  3. Counting Crows Latest to Go to Court Over Digital Royalties

    January 14, 2014 9:07 PM EST On Tuesday, the Counting Crows filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group, becoming the latest musicians to allege they've been cheated out of digital income. The California band believes that UMG should be treating downloads of hits like ...

  4. Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley: Judge Allows Lawsuit Claiming They Stole Song

    December 04, 2013 4:06 AM EST Country music superstars Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are suddenly facing a very serious lawsuit after a federal judge in Nashville refused on Tuesday to dismiss a songwriter's claim of having her song stolen to create the duo's pla ...

  5. 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 ...

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

    August 23, 2013 8:27 AM EDT Billboard has learned that Robin Thicke’s team offered a six-figure sum to members of Marvin Gaye family in order to preempt a copyright infringement showdown, but the family turned it down. According to sources knowledgeable with the lawsu ...

  7. George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell Talk 'Finding The Funk' - and Getting Paid for It - at SXSW Panel

    March 16, 2013 7:08 PM EDT 3 1.003 k 45 8 0 What began -- on paper, at least -- as a discussion on the documentary "Finding the Funk" by producers Nelson George and Arthur Baker (who moderated the conversation) quickly ran off the rails and became as much an exploration o ...

  8. BandPage Unveils New 'Experiences' Service

    March 11, 2013 11:00 AM EDT Want to hang with George Clinton? Need a personal guitar lesson from Zakk Wylde? How about an 8-mile run with Dead Prez’s Stic.man while he teaches you beatboxing? BandPage on Monday is unveiling a platform allowing bands to design and sell cust ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. REO Speedwagon, Boz Scaggs Latest To Sue Sony Music Over Digital Downloads

    September 24, 2012 3:06 PM EDT Sony Music has been hit with more litigation over the way artists are compensated whenever consumers buy songs on iTunes and other digital outlets. Late last week, separate lawsuits were filed in New York federal court by REO Speedwagon and Willia ...

  12. James Taylor Suing Warner Bros. Records For $2 Million Over Digital Revenue

    September 14, 2012 2:03 PM EDT Add James Taylor to the list of musicians suing record labels over royalties from iTunes and other digital outlets. The famed singer/songwriter filed a complaint against Warner Bros. Records on Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming appro ...

  13. Mariah Carey to be Named BMI Icon at Annual BMI Urban Awards

    July 19, 2012 7:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey will be honored as a BMI Icon at the BMI Urban Awards, scheduled for Friday, September 7 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Carey will join a group that includes the Jacksons, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, James Brown, Isaac Hayes, ...

  14. Francis W. Preston, 1928-2012

    June 14, 2012 7:30 PM EDT Former BMI ­president/CEO Frances Williams Preston, often referred to as "the best friend a songwriter ever had," died of congestive heart failure on June 13 at her home in Nashville. The tireless executive, whose early career duties inc ...

  15. Tributes For Donna Summer: Questlove, Nile Rodgers, Sheila E., George Clinton, More React

    May 17, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Donna Summer died this morning after a battle with cancer at the age of 63. Her fantastic success as the 'Queen of Disco' saw her hit the Billboard Hot 100 32 times, including 14 No. 1 hits. Tributes have been coming in from the music co ...

  16. Kid Rock, Alice Cooper, Ron Wood, George Clinton: Behind the Scenes at the Rock Hall of Fame Ceremony

    April 15, 2012 5:24 PM EDT Go behind the scenes of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction , held Saturday in Cleveland, with our roving roundup of chatter with the likes of Ron Wood, Questlove, Chuck D and Alice Cooper. Get our report from the ceremony here. 1. A sober Ro ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Rock Hall of Fame Pre-Parties Light Up Cleveland: Bowling With Red Hot Chili Peppers; Old-School Jam

    April 14, 2012 12:20 PM EDT Cleveland rocked on Friday night with private parties and public performances as the city geared up for its third Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Eric B. & Rakim, Guns N' Roses, The Cure, Joan Jett Nominated for Rock and Ro ...

  19. 10 Cool Things on Spotify's 'History of Music' Timeline

    March 30, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Spotify launched its new Facebook Timeline today, with the added wrinkle being that they have compiled a "History of Music," transporting users from the present all the way back to 1000 A.D. and the beginning of "popular music." ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. George Clinton Sues Black Eyed Peas Over Song Sample

    December 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST George Clinton has filed a copyright lawsuit against members of the Black Eyed Peas, UMG Recordings and Cherry Hill Music for allegedly sampling his song "(Not Just) Knee Deep" on a Grammy-award nominated album. According to the complain ...

  22. Lil Wayne, T-Pain Top Songwriters At BMI Urban Awards

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT R&B/hip-hop heavyweights T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Polow Da Don and Kanye West were among those honored at tonight's BMI Urban Awards. Sharing songwriter of the year accolades were T-Pain and Lil Wayne, while producers Polow Da Don and West were ...

  23. Bootsy Collins Signs On With EMI Music Publishing

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has signed a long-term administration deal with Bootsy Collins. Collins - the star funk musician and songwriter who was inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Parliament-Funkadelic in 1997 - has been a ...

  24. CMT Shooting Season 3 Of 'Gone Country'

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST CMT is bringing back its singing competition series "Gone Country" for a third season. Celebrities competing for country music stardom this time around include musicians George Clinton and Sheila E., former Miss USA Tara Conner, singer T ...

  25. Kobalt Inks Bridgeport Ex-U.S.

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kobalt Music Group has signed an exclusive administration deal for the world outside the United States and Canada with Detroit-based Bridgeport Music. The Bridgeport-Westbound music catalog features original funk, soul and gospel copyrights by Geo ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. This Week's Top Stories

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <UL> <LI>George Clinton Recovers Masters</LI> <LI>Emmis Radio Sues Competing Broadcaster</LI> <LI>Case Summary: Revival of Foreign Copyrights</LI> <LI>Cable Royalty Distribution Affirmed</LI> & ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Case Analysis: Samples & Copyright Infringement

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Nashville held that a two-second sample infringed the sound recordings copyright. The three-judge panel in Bridgeport Music Inc. et al. v On Sept. 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the ...

  30. 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 ...