Pharrell And Robin Thicke To Pay $7.3 Million For “Blurred Lines”


An eight-member jury ruled yesterday that producer Pharrell Williams and singer Robin Thicke will have to pay the family of the late Marvin Gaye $7.3 million for infringing on Gaye’s hit 1977 song “Got to Give it Up.”

The song in question is of course Robin Thicke’s huge hit “Blurred Lines,” which many people felt right from the start sounded a little to similar to Gaye’s track for comfort. Of course, Pharrell and Thicke are unhappy with the ruling and stated that the ruling “sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward.”

Pharrell still claims that he did not lift the song from Gaye, adding that the inspiration for Blurred Lines came “from his heart, mind and soul and the song was not taken from anyone or anywhere else.”

The jury made it’s decision after about a week of testimony that pointed out all of the similarities between “Got to Give it Up” and “Blurred Lines.”

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