RobinThicke and Pharrell Williams may have had a blast with the success of hit single “Blurred Lines,” but the family of late great Marvin Gaye will have the last laugh. The controversy began with accusations of the hit single having very close similarities to Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up.” Well it is now settled, Robin Thick and co-songwriter Pharell have been ordered by the court to pay $7.3 million dollars to Gaye’s family for copyright infringement.
“Blurred Lines” was no. 1 on the Billboard single charts for 10 consecutive weeks, and nominated at 2013 Grammys for record of the year. That all sounds really great, but was it truly worth all of the hassle and legal troubles? We hope others in the music business take this as a learning experience and hopefully avoid running into similar problems. Do your homework people! Cross your T’s and dot your I’s!