One of the most annoying song of the year 2013 just cost Pharell and Robin 7.3 million dollars.
Pharrell and Robin Thicke have been ordered to pay Marvin Gaye’s family $7.3 million for copyright infringement, according to Variety. A jury awarded the late singer’s family the money because it said that Pharrell and Thicke’s work on their 2013 hit “Blurred Lines” copied Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give up.”
At the trial, Pharrell said the songs share “feel – not infringement,” the story says. The song reportedly generated over 16.5 millions dollars. Enought to pay off everybody. Including me if someone has too much money.
To compare and see what exactly bothered the family of Marvin Gaye, listen at the two songs below.
ROBIN THICK feat. PHARELL WILLIAMS & T.I.
MARVIN GAYE – GOT TO GIVE UP