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A U.S. jury decided yesterday that “Blurred Lines” hit makers Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up” and will have to cough up a whopping 7.4 million dollars in retribution to Gaye’s children.
The trial focused on detailed analyses of chords and notes in both “Blurred Lines” and “Got to Give It Up”. The Gayes’ lawyer branded Williams and Thicke as liars who covered up how their 2013 hit single was created. The 7.3 million copies in the US alone (according to Nielsen SoundScan figures).
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Only time will tell if this lawsuit has tarnished the legacy of Williams, a reliable hit-maker who has won Grammy awards and is a judge on NBC’s music competition show The Voice.
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Source: TheGuardian.com/Image: news.nationalpost.com
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