Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Pharrell, T.I. and Thicke ‘Disappointed’ by ‘Blurred Lines’ Trial Ruling

pharrell-williams-robin-thicke-ti*The verdict was handed down, but according to a rep for Pharrell Williams ,options are being explored that could result in an appeal in the case involving the producer’s hit Robin Thicke collaboration “Blurred Lines.”

In a statement obtained by Billboard that ended up coming from Williams, Thicke and T.I., the rep mentioned that they are “extremely disappointed” by the jury’s decision. As it stands now, the trio is weighing their options, which may include appealing the court order for Williams and Thicke to pay $7.3 million to Marvin Gaye’s family for copying Gaye’s classic 1977 hit, “Got To Give It Up.”

The following is statement issued by Williams’ rep for the producer, Thicke and T.I.:

“While we respect the judicial process, we are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity going forward. Pharrell created ‘Blurred Lines’ from his heart, mind and soul and the song was not taken from anyone or anywhere else. We are reviewing the decision, considering our options and you will hear more from us soon about this matter.”

During the “Blurred Lines” trial, Williams stated that despite always looking up to Gaye, he claimed that he was inspired by the 70’s sound when he put the song together rather than “Got To Give It Up” specifically.

“The last thing you want to do as a creator is take something of someone else’s when you love him,” Williams said.

To hear whether “Blurred Lines” is a complete rip-off of “Got to Give It Up,” check out the mash-up below:

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3 COMMENTS

  1. What they should be disappointed in is their sheer arrogance in pursuing this case from the beginning. At least Pharrell knows how many times he has been charged with stealing people’s music/traks and in at least 2 of multiple claims, he never had to go to trial; the cases were dismissed on Summary Judgment; which he tried to get in Gaye case also and failed. In fact, this is what will happen in most cases if they allow us to exercise our 7th Amendment right to a jury trial…GUILTY..instead of having our cases tried by judges who have systemically, in last 25 year in NY and CA (in virtually 50 cases) NEVER allowed us to go to trial; virtually saying that none of these cases could win if “allowed” to go to trial.They rolled the dice and came up snakeyes…FINALLY, exposed. Here is a piece written to the NY Times, this is only the beginning..No Lie lives forever The Blurred Lines of Copyright Infringement http://www.free-press-release.com/news-judicial-favor-allegations-celebrity-not-industry-issues-intrude-in-copyright-infringement-cases-1425432930.html

  2. “Disappointed”?, you buuuuuuuullshyttin!!??? Stop playin., for real???, naaaaaaw, say it ain’t SO!!! (and so on, and so on…..) FOH!

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