Sony Settle Robin Thicke 'Blurred Lines' Court Case
The singer is being sued by Marvin Gaye's family for copyright infringement...
Marvin Gaye’s family have settled with record label Sony/ATV over claims that Robin Thicke’s hit song Blurred Lines sampled heavily from one of the soul singer’s tracks.
Marvin Gaye’s children had claimed that the summer smash used elements from Gaye’s hit, Got To Give It Up, which came out in the 1970s.
Once the allegations were raised, Thicke made the first move by applying to a court for a declaration that the track didn’t infringe on Gaye’s copyright.
In response, Gaye’s family counter-sued on the basis that it did. They also accused his label – which also represents Gaye’s music – of failing to properly protect the soul legend’s back catalogue.
The case against Thicke, however, is pressing ahead, and Sony could still be dragged into the fray to justify why they didn’t conclude there was any similarity between the two songs.
Last month, Blurred Lines was named the best-selling single of 2013.