How A Company Was Scammed Out Of $375,000 By A Fake Gig

A South Korean steel company are the unfortunate victims of a scam artist, who duped them out of $375,000 by claiming he was a representative for singer and super-producer Pharrell Williams and was looking to book a performance for the entertainer in Seoul. As the Associated Press reports, Sigismond Segbefia,...

Why The ‘Blurred Lines’ Decision Is Really Scary For The Future Of Music

In case you somehow missed it, earlier this week Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I’s 2013 pop hit ‘Blurred Lines’ was declared to have copied Marvin Gaye’s ‘Got To Give It Up’ by jury, forcing the artists to pay a staggering $7.4 million to the Gaye Estate. Since the hefty...

How Much A Chart-Topping Song Costs & Makes

Even though the world will be a better place once this obnoxious plagiarism case of Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ ‘Blurred Lines’ versus the estate of Marvin Gaye and ‘Got To Give It Up’ is over, there are some pretty interesting bits and pieces to emerge from the hearings. When...

And The Highest Earning Musician Of 2014 Is…

Every year we take a sneak peak at million dollar fortunes of the highest paid Aussie musicians, the world’s best paid DJs, and the rappers that actually have the bank balances they brag about in their rhymes. Last year we also took a look at the highest paid musicians in 2013 all up, with highest...

You Won’t Believe How Bad Album Sales Have Got In 2014

Music listeners these days are moving in large numbers to streaming services, cut back on digital downloads and stopped buying physical – except vinyl. At least, that’s what we can determine of listening habits according to the figures from the mid-year music sales report in the US. The latest data from Nielsen Soundscan,...

Hugh Jackman Can’t Rap & The 4 Trashiest Stories From This Week

Every week there’s a bunch of music-related stories, links, videos and other internet goodies that are a little on the trashy side, but for whatever reason get everyone in the office talking. This is what the Tone Deaf Trash Can is all about: it’s our avenue for sharing the funniest,...

Every Single Song By Pharrell Williams Is Exactly The Same, Here’s Proof

Forget the popular theory that the eternally youthful-looking producer-singer-rapper is a vampire, the real Pharrell conspiracy has been uncovered. Pretty much every single song in the prolific hit-maker’s bulging CV, from his earliest production job on ‘Right Here’ for SWV in 1993 through to his 2013 solo album G I R L, use the exact...

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Here’s Why Commercial Radio Keeps Playing The Same Songs Over And Over And Over

It’s no secret that some songs just get hammered on radio. Did anyone manage to not hear Lorde’s inescapable ‘Royals’ in the last year? And hearing Pharrell Williams’ bouncy chart hit ‘Happy’ might not make you so cheery after you’ve heard it spun the umpteenth time in an hour. So while spending...

Listen: The Presets Re-Work Kylie Minogue

How’s this for a super match-up? Aussie dance majors The Presets remixing a Kylie Minogue track, written for the pop princess by producer Pharrell Williams. ‘I Was Gonna Cancel’, the latest single to be lifted from Kylie’s 12th studio album Kiss Me Once, is originally a slice of Daft Punk disco...

11 Of Your Favourite Rappers As Cartoon Characters

Have you ever wondered what your favourite rapper would look like if they were a cartoon character? Well, unless you’ve got way too much space in your head or you just really dig rap and cartoons, you probably hadn’t thought of this concept. Enter Zhi-Yun Zhang, a German creative digital artist...

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Triple J host/producer Nina Las Vegas was given the job of kicking off the party at Riverstage last Wednesday night. With an early start—barely 7pm—and a still half-empty venue, this was not such an easy task. “Are you guys having fun sitting on the grass?” she quipped with a playful...

Win A Double Pass To See Pharrell Williams

With three of the biggest-selling singles of 2013 (Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’, Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ and global number one ‘Happy’), Pharrell set the internet ablaze during the Oscar broadcast after killer performance of his nominated song from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack. Just last week Pharrell released G I...

International Act Pulls Out Of Future Music Festival 2014 As Set Times Revealed

The Future Music Festival 2014 set times have been revealed just in time for the event’s kick-off this Saturday. Unfortunately however, the festival has lost one of its international artists owning to immigration issues. This year’s festival, presented for the first time under the wing of Michael Gudinski’s Frontier Touring and...

And The 2014 Oscar Best Song Nominations Are…

The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced overnight and music fans will notice a few familiar names turning up in the nods for the 86th Annual Academy Awards. The likes of Arcade Fire, U2, Karen O, and Pharrell Williams could be making room in their trophy cabinets for the film industry’s...