Tag Archives: Marvin Gaye

Jury Orders Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams To Pay $7.4M To Gaye Family

Via the Los Angeles Times: A federal jury found Tuesday that the 2013 hit song “Blurred Lines” infringed on the Marvin Gaye chart-topper “Got to Give It Up,” awarding nearly $7.4 million to Gaye’s children. Jurors found against singer-songwriters Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke, but held harmless the record company and rapper T.I. The verdict capped a trial that lasted …

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Trial Concludes In Gaye Estate Vs Thicke

The children of the late Marvin Gaye are suing Robin Thicke for the profits of Blurred Lines, which has sold 15 million copies, earning $5M each for Thicke and its songwriter Pharrell Williams, who testified yesterday as the trial ended. Williams said after the song was released, he saw similarities between “Blurred Lines” and Gaye’s work but said that wasn’t …

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Singer Robin Thicke Sues To Protect Blurred Lines From Marvin Gaye’s Estate

Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines is the biggest hit of 2013, remaining at #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the ninth consecutive week today, giving him the longest run at the top for a male solo artist in five years.  But ever since the track debuted, many critics have noted its striking similarities to Marvin Gaye’s 1977 disco smash, Got To …

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