Jury Finds Robin Thicke & Pharrell Copied Marvin Gaye Song w/ “Blurred Lines”, Awards $7.3 Million

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Robin Thicke and Pharrell have been embroiled in a lawsuit over their smash Blurred Lines, which was the biggest hit of 2013. A jury has just determined that the song infringes upon existing works of Marvin Gaye, resulting in a payout of $7.3 million to the deceased singer’s children. The song upon which Gaye’s attorneys built their case was Got To Give It Up, claiming Thicke and Pharrell copied it outright.

With this verdict, it makes you wonder what effect this could have on other artists who are inspired by or emulate sounds from another era or artist.

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[Video] JR – I’m Just Sayin

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St. Louis artist JR has been gaining momentum with his catchy I’m Just Sayin single. He premiered the video a couple weeks ago, so consider us late, but give this a play after the jump. Look out for more music from JR in the form of his forthcoming tape, No Filter. Now I’m ridin’ with Tahiry in this new two seater, I’m just sayin’.

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