R&B hit maker Robin Thicke and producer Pharrell Williams have taken legal action against the family of ‘Hello Broadway’ icon Marvin Gaye, following a dispute over the former’s smash hit single ‘Blurred Lines’.
Find out why below!
Yesterday, a lawsuit was reluctantly filed by Williams and Thicke in California in response to claims by Gaye’s family that ‘Lines’ ‘felt’ and ‘sounded’ the same as the legend’s Art Stewart produced number ‘Got To Give It Up’.
Initially hoping to avoid taking legal action against the claims, the pair were reportedly left with no choice but to file the suit when the family’s allegations of theft showed no signs of ending.
An excerpt from the suit reads:
“Plaintiffs, who have the utmost respect for and admiration of Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic and their musical legacies, reluctantly file this action in the face of multiple adverse claims from alleged successors in interest to those artists. Defendants continue to insist that plaintiffs’ massively successful composition, ‘Blurred Lines,’ copies ‘their’ compositions. “The Plaintiffs created a hit and did it without copying anyone else’s composition.”
Quite unfortunately, the Gaye family have threatened litigation in the event Pharrell and Robin do not pay them a monetary settlement, which is why- in hoping to nip the problem in the bud- the pair filed the suit.
This, as to prove that they did not imitate the performer’s work, and that his family “have no interest in the copyright to the composition ‘Got To Give It Up‘ anyway, hoping to debase their allegations.
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