Robin Thicke And Pharrell Denied A Retrial In ‘Blurred Lines’ Case

After Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams were ordered to pay Marvin Gaye’s family $7.4 million in damages in March over “Blurred Lines” sounding similar to Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up,” the judge is continuing to pass down rulings.

Williams and Thicke wanted a retrial, but that request was denied by U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt, Billboard reports. He also ruled that Universal Music Group, Interscope Records and Star Trak Entertainment will be held liable for distributing “Blurred Lines.” T.I is also being held liable for his contribution to the song as well.

Judge Kronstadt also decided that the Gaye family will be given 50 percent of the songwritier and publishing  royalties.

 

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20 Responses to “Robin Thicke And Pharrell Denied A Retrial In ‘Blurred Lines’ Case”

  1. Papi Peligro

    You know how much money they made off that song. 7.4 million for that label is nothing. Blurred lines sold 7.3 million copies just in the US.

    • OnederTwinz Beats

      Judge Kronstadt also decided that the Gaye family will be given 50 percent of the songwritier and publishing royalties.

      • Papi Peligro

        Damn. That still equals way more than they get from most albums out today.

  2. The Truth✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    This trial was a blow to music. Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars made “Uptown Funk” and the Gap Band said it sounds like “Oops upside your head”. Instead of taking that to trial, the Gap Band were added as song writers. Those 2 songs sound nothing alike.

    • Malik

      You see the difference there, right?

      Robin Thicke and dem instead ran a smear campaign trying to intimidate the Gaye family and sh1t, see how that worked out for them.

      • W.E.B. Du Bois

        Right , they chose serperate routes altho thick had no case – that song is a Exact copy of Gaye’s – you still Right tho

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