Marvin Gaye

Robin Thicke performing. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Court papers: Marvin Gaye family ‘smelled money’ so sued over ‘Blurred Lines’

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Marvin Gaye’s children filed a copyright infringement case against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over the global hit “Blurred Lines” because they “smelled money,” the defendants allege in court papers obtained […]

07/23/2014

Robin Thicke performing. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Marvin Gaye’s children, Sony settle in ‘Blurred Lines’ case

NEW YORK (AP) — Marvin Gaye’s children have settled claims against a music company owned by Sony over Robin Thicke’s Grammy-nominated hit song “Blurred Lines.” The Gayes had accused EMI of not pursuing a copyright […]

01/14/2014

R&B singer-songwriter Robin Thicke. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP, File)

Marvin Gaye’s children sue over ‘Blurred Lines’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two of Marvin Gaye’s children sued Robin Thicke and his collaborators on the hit song “Blurred Lines” on Wednesday, accusing them of copyright infringement and alleging music company EMI failed to […]

10/30/2013

In this photo provided by the Motown Museum, Smokey Robinson, right, speaks at an event honoring Maxine Powell, left, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at the Motown Museum in Detroit. Powell directed the label's Artists Development Department, also known as "Motown's Finishing School." She guided many, including Robinson's Miracles, the Jackson Five and the Supremes. (AP Photo/Motown Museum, Andre Smith)

Powell, Motown Records’ chief of charm, dies at 98

DETROIT (AP) — Maxine Powell, who was responsible for developing the charm, grace and style of Motown Records’ artists during the Detroit label’s 1960s heyday, died Monday at age 98. Motown Historical Museum CEO Allen […]

10/14/2013

Steinway piano strings

Historic Motown Steinway piano back in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) — An 1877 Steinway grand piano used by Motown greats during the label’s 1960s heyday, and restored thanks to Paul McCartney, is back home in Detroit, officials announced Monday.

04/01/2013

Motown producer of Supremes, Temptations dies

DUARTE, Calif. (AP) — Motown record producer and songwriter Frank Wilson, who worked with the Supremes, the Temptations and Marvin Gaye, has died in Southern California at 71. Daughter Tracey Stein tells the Los Angeles […]

10/03/2012

McCartney has Motown Museum's 1877 Steinway restored

DETROIT (AP) – In town for a concert last summer, Paul McCartney made his first-ever visit to Detroit’s Motown Museum, the legendary two-story “Hitsville USA” building where a generation’s worth of musical gems were created. […]

08/30/2012

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