Robin Thicke Sues Marvin Gaye

Robin Thicke Sues to Protect 'Blurred Lines' from Marvin Gaye's Family on

Just came across this article in The Hollywood  Reporter:

Robin Thicke Sues to Protect ‘Blurred Lines’ from Marvin Gaye’s Family

Here’s a link to a PDF of the lawsuit

In short:

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 suit claims the Gaye family is alleging that “Blurred Lines” and Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up” “feel” or “sound” the same, and that the “Gaye defendants are claiming ownership of an entire genre, as opposed to a specific work.”

Have a listen:

Marvin Gaye – “Got to Give it Up” (1977)

Robin Thicke – “Blurred Lines” (2013)

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24 Replies to “Robin Thicke Sues Marvin Gaye”

  1. Travis

    Check this out Keith

    Tatu “not gonna get us”

    Good Charlotte “victims of love”

    its pretty much the same all the way through

  2. Travis

    Try these out.

    Within Temptation “faster”

    H.I.M version of “wicked game”

    the original “wicked game” which i think sounds nothing alike

  3. Travis

    back with yet another one Keith.

    Might of submitted this before(cant remember)

    some reason the 2nd one reminds me of something else to

  4. Scott86

    Hi, Just found your site, I always thought that L7’s Pretend were dead was cleaned up and copied by puddle of mudd


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