Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke Ordered To Cough Up $5M To Marvin Gaye Estate

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Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke Ordered To Cough Up $5M To Marvin Gaye EstatePharrell Williams, Robin Thicke Ordered To Cough Up $5M To Marvin Gaye Estate

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Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” hit has sparked a flurry of authorized backwards and forwards between the artists and the property of Marvin Gaye. The pair had been ordered to pay $5 million to the late R&B legend’s property over of one in all his hottest dance tunes.

CNN stories:

The pair had been accused of copyright infringement for his or her 2013 single due to the similarities to Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up.”

Gaye died in 1984 after being shot to loss of life by his father, Marvin Gay Sr. (the singer added the “e” to create his stage title).

Thicke and Williams had been ordered in 2015 to pay Gaye’s property greater than $7 million, however that judgment was lowered to $5.three million and the pair appealed the decision.

In the latest judgment from U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt in California, Thicke, Williams and Williams’ More Water From Nazareth Publishing are collectively required to pay Gaye’s household damages of practically $2.9 million.

The outlet provides that Thicke was ordered at hand over $1.7 million and Williams, by the use of his publishing firm, should pay $357,631 to the property.

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