'Blurred Lines' composers sue over Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic songs

The composers of the hit song "Blurred Lines" have preemptively sued the owners of songs by late soul singer Marvin Gaye and funk band Funkadelic, asking a California federal court to rule that the chart-topping track does not violate any copyrights.

"Blurred Lines," released in March by R&B singer Robin Thicke, rapper T.I. and singer-producer Pharrell Williams, is the second-best selling song track this year with more than 4.6 million copies sold in the United States.



You got to hand it to San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker. He excels on the court, and isn't afraid to try other ventures. From a rap career to slapping his face on many products, he isn't shy when it comes to trying things outside of the NBA.

One of his ventures was opening a nightclub in San Antonio named "Nueve Lounge" (Spanish for "nine" for his jersey number) and though it may have gotten off to a great start, it seems now the doors will be closing.


Manhattan Bridge Walkway Turns Into A Flash Mob Dance Party For About 5 Hours.

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The foot path on the Manhattan Bridge turned into a sizzling nightclub for a while Saturday night, and the organizer said it was all worth it even though police broke the party up and arrested him and three others.

Hundreds of people gathered Saturday night for a “flash mob” dance party, with DJs and a professional sound system, on the footpath along the bridge closer to the Brooklyn side. A YouTube video showed a crowd dancing and raising their hands in the air to thumping music along the bridge, as the Q train passed by alongside them.


Anatomy of the danceclub music bubble: EDM rides high on a wave of popularity

Two decades after its emergence, electronic music has taken North America by storm. The question is, why now?
It was a decade ago that electronic music was declared dead — considered anathema by mainstream music marketers.

Case in point: When the Lollapalooza festival relaunched with a rock-heavy lineup in 2003 after a five-year hiatus, organizers blamed the break (and lack of profit) on an “over-reliance on electronica-heavy headliners” in 1997, according to the festival website. Their hate-on for the genre followed popular sentiment of the time that largely relegated electronica to something of a joke, characterized by rapper Eminem’s declaration “Nobody listens to techno” in his 2002 hit Without Me.

Today, Slim Shady has likely eaten those words, along with the Lolla crew, who featured electronic acts like DJ Steve Aoki, Hot Chip, Crystal Castles and Ellie Goulding in prominent position in this year’s lineup, keeping with the trend sweeping populist music festivals across the U.S. and Canada.

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