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 ...

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  11. Kid Rock Heading 'Home' for Thanksgiving Day Halftime Show

    November 09, 2012 12:56 PM EST 0 0 0 Football fans will be getting another kick out of Kid Rock on Thanksgiving Day. Three days after he releases his new album, "Rebel Soul," Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker Band will perform the new track "Detroit, Michigan" duri ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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, ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Rock Hall of Fame: 10 Things Seen & Heard Behind the Scenes

    April 15, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 Ronn ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Rock Hall Inducts Guns N' Roses, Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys

    April 15, 2012 8:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 high rollers at t ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Chili Pepper Bowling + GnR Buzz at Rock Hall Pre-Parties

    April 14, 2012 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 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. The biggest bash, size-wise, was a gala at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum, wher ...

  24. 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." ...

  25. Down With the Clown: ICP Gathering of the Juggalos Diary, Day 3

    August 14, 2011 4:21 PM EDT 0 0 0 Editor's Note: To describe the Insane Clown Posse's Gathering of the Juggalos as one of the more outrageous music festivals is, perhaps, an understatement. To fully grasp the infamy surrounding the fest and the entire Juggalo subculture, o ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Deadly Shooting Erupts Near George Clinton Concert

    July 31, 2011 2:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 A man fired several shots from a handgun during a large fight near a Cleveland outdoor concert venue featuring funk music artist George Clinton , killing one person and wounding three others, police said Sunday. The fight erupted before 10 p.m. Satu ...

  28. Insane Clown Posse: Juggalos Will Love Charlie Sheen, Bobby Brown at Gathering

    July 29, 2011 5:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Driving away from last year's Gathering of the Juggalos at Cave-in-Rock, Ill., Insane Clown Posse 's Violent J says that he and partner Shaggy 2 Dope felt that "this year (2011) was gonna be the one. We knew it for sure. We were like, ...

  29. Dennis Coffey Taps Mayer Hawthorne, Paolo Nutini for Solo Album

    April 30, 2011 8:36 AM EDT 0 0 0 D ennis Coffey , the man who brought wah-wah to Motown (on the Temptations ' "Cloud Nine") and has a Hall of Fame-caliber sessions resume, brings his own music to the fore again this week with the help of some famous friends. Paolo Nu ...

  30. Bootsy Collins Taps Snoop Dogg, George Clinton for First Album in Five Years

    January 11, 2011 5:28 AM EST 0 0 0 A desire to memorialize his heroes -- including James Brown , Jimi Hendrix , Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist Garry Shider and jazz legends such as Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis -- drove Bootsy Collins to make "Tha Funk Capitol of the World,&q ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. George Clinton Sues Black Eyed Peas Over Song Sample

    December 13, 2010 10:59 PM EST 0 0 0 G eorge 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 ...

  33. Robert Wilson of the Gap Band Dies at 53

    August 16, 2010 12:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Robert Wilson, a member of R&B/funk group the Gap Band , died at the age of 53 on Sunday (Aug. 15). Wilson, known as the "Godfather of Bass Guitar," suffered a heart attack in his Palmdale, Ca. home. Wilson formed the Gap Band with bro ...

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

    August 10, 2010 4:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 a ...

  35. Release Of The Week - Big Boi

    June 29, 2010 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Article From splitting with former label Jive Records, to contractual issues that prevented Outkast partner Andre 3000 from making guest appearances on his new album, Big Boi has faced his share of obstacles leading up to the release of his so ...

  36. Garry Shider, P. Funk Guitarist and 'Diaperman', Dies

    June 17, 2010 6:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary funk guitarist Garry Shider, whose work with Parliament-Funkadelic earned him a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died. He was 56. Shider was known to millions of fans as "Starchild" or "Diaperman," the latter ...

  37. Big Boi Premieres Tracks From Solo Def Jam Debut

    April 06, 2010 2:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 After numerous delays, Big Boi 's solo debut, "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty," is finally ready -- again -- for the world to hear it. Although he wouldn't reveal the exact release date, the Atlanta rapper played a ...

  38. Outkast's Big Boi Signs Solo Deal With Def Jam

    March 22, 2010 11:22 AM EDT 0 0 0 After numerous delays, it looks like Big Boi 's upcoming album, "Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty," will finally see the light of day -- on a new label. The rapper, one half of the collective Outkast with partner Andre 30 ...

  39. Big Boi Recruits George Clinton, Too $hort For 'Yo Sorrows' Video

    March 11, 2010 6:51 PM EST 0 0 0 If the low-budget aesthetic of Big Boi's "Fo Yo Sorrows" video doesn't catch your eye, George Clinton will. The scraggly, wrinkled funk legend wears green and yellow chains and multicolored hair extensions that make Lady Gaga loo ...

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

    December 15, 2009 8:32 AM EST 0 0 0 P earl 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 G ...

  41. Big Boi Finishes Album, Predicts Busy 2010 For Outkast

    December 08, 2009 10:49 AM EST 0 0 0 If Antwan Andre "Big Boi" Patton has his way, 2010 will be a busy year for he and Outkast mate Andre "3000" Benjamin -- collectively and apart. After leaking tracks for more than a year and a half, Big Boi has just turned in his ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Eminem, Kiss, Flaming Lips To Headline Voodoo Experience

    June 25, 2009 10:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem -- in his first full-scale concert performance in four years -- Kiss, Jane's Addiction and the Flaming Lips are among the headliners at the 11th annual Voodoo Experience music festival, taking place Halloween weekend in New Orleans. Wide ...

  44. Kid Rock, Ted Nugent, Raconteurs Win Detroit Music Awards

    April 18, 2009 1:08 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kid Rock, the Raconteurs and George Clinton were among the winners at the 18th Annual Detroit Music Awards, held Friday night at the Fillmore Detroit. The show also featured the first reunion in 40 years of Ted Nugent with the original members of th ...

  45. Big Boi At SXSW: Solo Albums, New OutKast Coming

    March 20, 2009 9:09 AM EDT 0 0 0 Big Boi is bouncing on the sidewalk. He is pumped. The 34-year-old Atlanta rapper and half of the duo OutKast, has for the first time come to South by Southwest, the annual music conference and festival. In an interview on a downtown Austin street, ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. George Clinton, Sheila E Set For 'Gone Country'

    November 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 CMT is bringing its singing competition series "Gone Country" back for a third season. CMT is bringing its singing competition series "Gone Country" back for a third season. Celebrities competing for country music stardom this ti ...

  48. 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 ...

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