Depending on whom you ask, Pharrell and Robin Thicke getting peeled for $7.4 million after copying a Marvin Gaye track without permission is either justice being served or a bad legal precedent. The “Magic Man” doesn’t come cheap, but his classics can be legally sampled.
While Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have their own legal headaches at the moment, the third member of the Aftermath trinity in Eminem is looking at an inevitable payout over an uncleared sample from his 2013 hit, “Rap God.”
Fabolous is making a Santa Claus-eque push for notoriety in 2014 with the release of his Young OG Project, tomorrow on Christmas Day. Now that he’s aligned with the Roc, he’s feeling bigger and deffer than ever before, but that doesn’t mean he was able to get all the provisions he needed from Def Jam […]
Someone at HTC dropped the ball. Nina Simone‘s estate is suing the phone company for using the late, great Jazz singer and pianist’s “Sinnerman” without proper permission.
Kanye West‘s new album, Yeezus, is out in a little over week, but the producer has come down to the wire with its completion. Sources say Yeezy brought in Rick Rubin at the last minute to lay down tracks, which has made Def Jam’s sample clearance department scramble.