The family of Marvin Gaye sued Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams, saying their hit “Blurred Lines” sounded too much like Gaye’s hit “Got To Give It Up.” A California federal jury on Tuesday awarded the family more than $7 million. Among songwriters in Kansas City, the verdict elicited a variety of opinions.
The family of Marvin Gaye sued Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams, saying their hit “Blurred Lines” sounded too much like Gaye’s hit “Got To Give It Up.” A California federal jury on Tuesday awarded the family more than $7 million. Among songwriters in Kansas City, the verdict elicited a variety of opinions. Chris Pizzello Invision/The Associated Press
The family of Marvin Gaye sued Robin Thicke and Pharell Williams, saying their hit “Blurred Lines” sounded too much like Gaye’s hit “Got To Give It Up.” A California federal jury on Tuesday awarded the family more than $7 million. Among songwriters in Kansas City, the verdict elicited a variety of opinions. Chris Pizzello Invision/The Associated Press
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March 11, 2015 10:24 PM

‘Blurred Lines’ case blurs the line between ‘song’ and ‘style,’ local musicians say

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