There are a handful of misconceptions about copyrights. We’re demystifying a few of the most common.
Pop music is littered with the shattered remains of relationships. As the stereotype goes: Personal strife often makes for good art. And for many artists, nothing is more of a catalyst for a great song than romantic discord or destruction. The list of classic breakup songs and albums feels endless; some artists’ whole catalogs seem … More »
The custody battle between Robin Thicke and his ex-wife Paula Patton over their six-year-old son Julian has led to some serious allegations that go beyond your typical ugly divorce. According to TMZ, Julian recently told school officials that his dad had spanked him and punched him, and the school reported the incident to the … More »
This is one of my more controversial views, a position so conservative some might call it retrograde, but in light of this past week’s events I’m feeling emboldened to revel in it: I thought La La Land was great. (What, did you think I was going to go full Tom Araya on you?) The … More »
Chances are you’re already a Julia Michaels fan whether you know it or not. After breaking into professional songwriting as a teenager, the 23-year-old Iowa native has been an invisible yet inescapable presence on pop radio in recent years; along with songwriting partner Justin Tranter, she’s penned Justin Bieber’s “Sorry,” Selena Gomez’s “Hands To Myself,” … More »
There’s a lot to say about “Blurred Lines,” the inescapable (at the time) 2013 hit penned by Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I., and not much of it is positive. If memory serves, it was the subject of about one million thinkpieces concerned with the extremely-reasonable complaint that the lyrics are at least mildly degrading … More »
No matter which version of America you’re nostalgically longing for, Bruno Mars can make it great again. Ever since Mars made his big splash at the dawn of the decade with Doo-Wops & Hooligans — and especially since his 2012 triumph Unorthodox Jukebox — he’s been crashing the charts with one retro reclamation after another, … More »
Robin Thicke has teamed up with Nas on his new single “Deep,” presumably from the follow-up to his 2014 album Paula. Nas opens the track up with a fiery a cappella verse addressing everything from police brutality to Donald Trump — “And you don’t think it’s an emergency / A toupée-wearing liar is tryna run … More »