Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams must pay up $7.3 million to pay Marvin Gaye’s family over their hit 2013 track “Blurred Lines.”
Marvin Gaye’s family had argued that the 2013 smash hit “Blurred Lines” copied their father’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up” and sued Thicke, Williams and Clifford Harris Jr., aka T.I., whom all contested the infringement.
After appearing in court to give testimonies, a jury found R&B singer/sonwriter Robin Thicke and music producer Pharrell Williams guilty of copyright infringement. And now, they must pay the family of late singer Marvin Gaye a cool $7.3 million for “copying” Marvin’s 1977 classic “Got to Give It Up.”
Marvin Gaye died in 1984, the Gaye family had wanted more than $25 million in damages.
“Right now, I feel free,” Marvin Gaye’s daughter, Nona Gaye, said after the verdict. “Free from … Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke’s chains and what they tried to keep on us and the lies that were told.”
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