Just recently, a jury gave Marvin Gaye’s children close to $7.4 million early this week after it was concluded that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams copied their father’s song to compose “Blurred Lines.” The song was one of the hottest singles back in 2013.
Thicke and Williams have earned over $7 million each for the song.
Gaye’s children sued both singers for copyright infringement in 2013.
Williams said that Gaye’s music describes a song about his youth. But the Grammy winner testified saying he didn’t utilize any of it for “Blurred Lines.”
Both Thicke and Williams were accused of lying on the song creation process. Gaye’s children is said to be rewarded with millions of dollars if they found the song “Got to Give It Up” --- one of their father’s tracks --- to be infringed.
Williams also signed a document, which stated of not using work from other music artists and will be liable for damages if a copyright claim was successful.