Pharrell Distances Himself From “Blurred Lines”

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Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ “Blurred Lines” was huge when it came out in 2013. It’ll appear in our The Number Ones column eventually, and it was the longest-running #1 single the year it came out. But for just as long as it’s been popular, it’s been criticized for its creepy and off-putting … More »

The 2019 State Of Pop Address

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Ariana GrandePop is dead; meet the new pop. More »

Judge Issues Final $5M Judgment In “Blurred Lines” Trial Against Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams

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Judgment in the “Blurred Lines” copyright lawsuit was finally settled once and for all on Monday when a California federal judge entered a nearly $5 million judgment against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams and in favor of Marvin Gaye’s family. This ends the saga of the much-watched lawsuit, which began in 2013. According to Judge … More »

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

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The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018Y’all wanna hear something crazy? I’ve been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published the inaugural installment explaining why The Week In Pop would be a good addition to the Stereogum portfolio. As we approach the precipice of 2019, I’m fairly certain … More »

Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Chris Martin Playing One Love Malibu Festival For Fire Relief

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One Love MalibuEarlier this month, Malibu was devastated by the Woolsey Fire, which burned nearly 100,000 acres of land, destroyed over 1600 structures, and killed three people. And next Sunday, the Malibu Foundation and One Love Malibu are holding the One Love Malibu Festival, a benefit concert to raise funds to rebuild Malibu … More »

Watch A Preview For A Truly Ridiculous Reality Show About Robin Thicke And Singers In Crazy Masks

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The-Masked-SingerHere’s a fun and utterly absurd idea for a reality show: 12 singers compete against each other, with one being eliminated every week. The singers aren’t unknowns. They’re already famous. But because they’re wearing crazy and elaborate masks, we don’t know who they are. Neither do the show’s judges. We only find out the singers’ … More »

“Blurred Lines” Verdict Upheld By Appeals Court In Win For Marvin Gaye Family

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A jury’s 2015 verdict punishing Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams for infringing Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” to create the international chart-topper “Blurred Lines” was a controversial one in the musical community with some believing that the $5.3 million judgment would chill musical creativity. But on Wednesday, a divided panel at the 9th … More »

Top 5 Misconceptions About Music Copyrights

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There are a handful of misconceptions about copyrights. We’re demystifying a few of the most common.