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Marvin Gaye, Blurred Lines, Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke
June 30, 2015
by David Farrell

You thought the legal wranging over the Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke song was done and over? The songwriters want the verdict overturned and Marvin Gaye's children want the millons owed them from a March 10 trial win.

Apple Music
June 30, 2015
by David Farrell

The music industry worldwide waits anxiously to find out if the Cupertino-based firm can ignite a wave of interest in paid music streaming; meantime, the millions of people using Android mobile phones must wait until the Fall to peel back the wrapper on the Apple venture.

Chris Squire, Yes
June 30, 2015
by David Farrell

Chris Squire  — the c o-founder of the prog rock group Yes whose bass playing moulded their unique sound — died Saturday night at his home in Arizona (June 27). He was 67 years old.

The Weeknd, BETS Awards
June 29, 2015
by David Farrell

The Weeknd is having the most perfect year since House of Balloons dropped in 2011. His single "The Hills" hit the Top 10 on the Hot R&B Songs chart and he earned four awards, two for "Often" and two for "Earned It." And of course there are the two Juno Awards he earned earlier this year.

Spotify
June 29, 2015
by David Farrell

Streaming service picks 16 "promising" Canadian artists it feels are going to be big this year. The list contains a mix of established and less familiar names that promise to reach the mainstream in 2015.

Steph Cameron, Pheremone Records
June 25, 2015
by David Farrell

New videos explain why the former prairie busker's debut album has won wide acclaim and makes this year's Polaris Music Prize list.

Donald Trump and Neil Young
June 25, 2015
by David Farrell

The Donald says Neil protests too much, plus some more on his twitter feed.

Copyright
June 25, 2015
by David Farrell

Controversial extension to 70 years a done deal now in Canada.

Nickelback
June 25, 2015
by David Farrell

Surgery puts kibosh on current North American tour, but infamous Canadian band is back in full swing this Fall.

Walk Off The Earth
June 25, 2015
by David Farrell

Canada's Walk Off The Earth debuts at No 2 with its sophomore album, Sing It All Away and Ed Sheeran's returns to the top of the chart a year after X wss first released.

James Horner
June 25, 2015
by David Farrell

James Horner — an American concert hall conductor best known for his film scores that included Titanic, Field Of Dreams, and Braveheart.

Michael Rapino, Live Nation
June 25, 2015
by David Farrell

Canadian Michael Rapino places second on list of top US music exec wage earners.