Scottish producer Calvin Harris presents the fruits of a prolific year and a half on the new album 18 Months. Rukes/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Thinly Veiled: Lawsuit Over Steamy Rihanna Video Sparks Debate On Copycat Culture

The promo clip for the pop star's latest single, "S&M," has made her the target of a copyright infringement lawsuit.

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How To Write A Hit

Songwriter Makeba Riddick explains the delicate art of writing songs for teens and their parents.

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Pop Off: He Raps, She Sings. Does It Still Count As A Duet?

Recent hits suggest that there's an imbalance of power between men and women on pop duets.

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