BLURRED POP LINES

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Hard lines to Phar­rell Wil­liams and Robin Thicke who were or­dered to pay over $7 mil­lion in dam­ages to the fam­ily of Marvin Gaye af­ter they were found li­able for copy­right in­fringe­ment over their hit ‘ Blurred lines.’ In­ter­est­ingly, the case could pave the way for fur­ther mu­si­cal dis­putes, af­ter the judge found that Phar­rell and Thicke had stolen the ‘ vibe and feel’ of the Marvin aye hit ‘ ot To ive It p’, and not the melody or chord pro­gres­sion which was the legal stan­dard of in­fringe­ment. Don’t feel too sorry for Phar­rell and Thick though, as the ‘ Blurred lines’ track made the pair well over $ 16 mil­lion, they’re still laugh­ing to the bank.

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