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Robin Thicke's Response to Copyright Lawsuit: He Was Too High to Have Written Blurred Lines (September 15, 2014): Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' depositions have been released by the judge in the Blurred Lines copyright lawsuit. Thicke was too high to write the song, Williams wrote it.

Alicia Keys Explains How She Wrote Her New Single We Are Here (September 9, 2014): Grammy winning singer songwriter Alicia Keys explains her inspiration and how she wrote her new single We Are Here.

Weird Al Yankovic Turns Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines into a Rant About Proper Grammar (July 15, 2014): Weird Al Yankovic does a spoof of Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines. He turns the raunchy anthem into Word Crimes, a hilarious rant on poor grammar and word use.

Ed Sheeran Discusses His Process for Writing His New Single, Sing (June 11, 2014): Singer songwriter Ed Sheeran describes how he and Pharrell collaborated to write their new single, Sing.

Adam Levine, Ryan Lewis, Jeff Bhasker and Macklemore Win BMI Songwriters of the Year (May 14, 2014): Adam Levine, Ryan Lewis, Jeff Bhasker and Macklemore were named BMI Pop Songwriters of the Year at the 62nd Annual Pop Awards,

Broadway Composers Unite to Stop Sheet Music Piracy (April 23, 2014): Broadway composers united in New York City for an event to raise awareness of the harm that sheet music piracy causes to writers and composers.

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to Write the Score for Gone Girl Movie (January 29, 2014): Oscar winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are writing the score for the David Fincher film Gone Girl, which is based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn.

Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Elton John and Bernie Taupin Honored at Songwriting Hall of Fame Ceremony (June 14, 2013): Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry were inducted into the Songwriting Hall of Fame. Bernie Taupin and Elton John Won the Mercer Award.

Rod Stewart Talks Overcoming Writer's Block (May 7, 2013): Rod Stewart talks about overcoming writer's block, which he says last for about twenty years. Stewart credits his autobiography for giving him new song ideas.

Ralph Murphy Talks Laws of Songwriting at ASCAP Expo (April 24, 2013): Billboard reports that songwriter Ralph Murphy shared some tips and advice at the ASCAP "I Create Music" Expo.

Legendary Music Producer Phil Ramone Dies at 79 (March 30, 2013): Legendary songwriter, engineer and music producer Phil Ramone has died at the age of 79, reports CNN.

Singer Songwriter John Fogerty Reveals Battle With Debilitating Writer's Block in New Memoir (November 21, 2012): Little, Brown and Company announced today that it will publish the memoir of legendary rock and roll songwriter and singer John Fogerty.

Carole King to be Named BMI Icon at 60th Annual BMI Pop Music Awards (March 22, 2012): Singer/songwriter Carole King will be celebrated as a BMI Icon at the 60th annual BMI Pop Awards.

Oscar Winning Mary Poppins Songwriter Robert B. Sherman Dies at Age 86 (March 8, 2012): Robert B.

Kanye West Uses the Nietzsche Defense in Copyright Infringement Case (November 24, 2011): Now this is what we call creative thinking.

Sting Explains How He Writes Song Lyrics (September 25, 2011): Sting talks about how he writes song lyrics in this clip from an interview with The Guardian's Observer.

Taylor Swift Talks Songwriting in YouTube Interview (September 4, 2011): YouTube held a 42-minute long interview with singer Taylor Swift.

Songwriters Honored at 2011 Hall of Fame Gala (June 18, 2011): Songwriters were honored at the 2011 Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala.

Singer-Songwriter Carole King to Write Memoir (June 13, 2011): Carole King, 69, has signed with Grand Central Publishing to publish a memoir in April 2012.

Joseph Brooks Dies in Apparent Suicide (May 22, 2011): Songwriter Joseph Brooks, 73, is dead in an apparent suicide.