Earlier yesterday morning it was determined by a Los Angeles jury that Robin Thicke & Pharrell Williams will have to give about $7.3 million to the Gaye family for the similarities in their song Blurred Lines and Marvin Gaye’s classic Got To Give It Up.
Blurred Lines was released in 2013 and was a instant hit for the trio of Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I. The song is reported to have sold over 6 million copies and generated over $16 million.
A statement from the three artists came out following yesterday’s verdict:
“While we respect the judicial process, we are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward. “‘Blurred Lines’ was created from the heart and minds of Pharrell, Robin, and T.I. and not taken from anyone or anywhere else. We are reviewing the decision, considering our options and you will hear more from us soon about this matter.”
You can listen to Marvin Gaye’s track Got To Give It Up here and let us know in the comments how similar you think these tracks are.
Do you agree with the lawsuit ruling?