‘Blurred Lines’ Artists Ordered To Pay Marvin Gaye’s Family $7.3m

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have been ordered to pay $7.3m (£4.8m) to the estate of Marvin Gaye in the 'Blurred Lines' copyright infringement case.

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have been ordered to pay $7.3m (£4.8m) to the estate of Marvin Gaye in the 'Blurred Lines' copyright infringement case.

The case’s jury awarded victory to the Gaye family yesterday (March 10).

The long legal battle had been over similarities between 'Blurred Lines' and the Gaye song 'Got to Give It Up’.

A statement from Williams said after the ruling "While we respect the judicial process, we are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity.

"Pharrell created 'Blurred Lines' from his heart, mind and soul and the song was 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."

Thicke had previously performed a piano medley in court in an attempt to back up his claim that his hit did not directly copy 'Got to Give It Up'.

Listen to Marvin Gaye’s 'Got to Give It Up’: 

Listen to Robin Thicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’:

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