~~March 12, 2015~~
Marvin Gaye vs. Robin Thicke: Marvin Wins
Musicians Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. preemptively sued the family of late singer Marvin Gaye for a determination on whether their hit song was an infringement on the copyright for Gaye’s 1977 hit song, Got to Give it Up. Gaye’s family counter-sued.
On Tuesday, March 12, 2015, Gaye’s camp emerged victorious. The eight member jury voted unanimously that Thicke and song producer Williams had infringed on the 1977 Gaye song.
The jury awarded $7.3 million to Gaye’s family.
The jury reached the decision after hearing nearly a week of testimony about similarities between Blurred Lines — the biggest hit of 2013 — and Gaye’s hit.
Thicke and Williams denied copying. Their song earned more than $5 million apiece for each.
Although both are credited as its songwriters, Williams wrote the song in about an hour in 2012, and the pair recorded it in one night, according to the testimony. The Williams, Thicke and T.I camp contended they did nothing wrong in being inspired by Gaye and evoking the feeling of Gaye’s music.
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They seemed quite blurred … not no more
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams told to pay $7.4 million in Blurred Lines suit
A federal jury in Los Angeles found Tuesday, March 10, 2015, that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied Marvin Gaye’s Got to Give it Up when they created their 2013 hit Blurred Lines.
The jury awarded Gaye’s children $7.4 million. Testimony in the trial described numerous similarities between the two songs, and focused on whether Blurred Lines was an homage to Gaye or a copy of his work.
An attorney for Thicke and Williams said they remained “unwavering in their absolute conviction that they wrote this song independently.”
~~Robin Thicke feat. Marvin Gaye~~
Got To Give Up The Blurred Lines (Mashup)
~~Published on Sep 6, 2013~~
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines ft. T.I. & Pharrell Williams (2013)
Marvin Gaye – Got To Give It Up (1977)
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YOU BE THE JUDGE
~~Marvin Gaye “Got To Give It Up” Live In Montreux~~
~~Published on Sep 5, 2012~~
“Give It Up”
We ALL are ONE!!