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Marvin Gaye’s Family Now Going After T.I. for ‘Blurred Lines’ Money

*Marvin Gaye’s family is on a roll. After scoring $7.4 million in their “Blurred Lines” copyright lawsuit against Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke, they now have their sights set on the song’s third participant T.I. Attorneys for the Gaye family want the rapper, as well as Universal Music, Interscope Records and Star Trak Entertainment, to […]

Robin Thicke, Paula Patton Officially Divorced

*They separated 13 months ago, and now Robin Thicke and Paula Patton are officially divorced, according to E! News. The high school sweethearts began dating in 1993. They exchanged vows in 2005 and welcomed their only child, Julian Fuego Thicke, in 2010. In early 2014, after Thicke’s career hit another level with “Blurred Lines” featuring […]

Jermaine Dupri Says Ciara’s ‘I Bet’ Rips Off Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad’

*Jermaine Dupri called out Ciara over the weekend, claiming her new single “I Bet” is a carbon copy of Usher’s 2001 single, “U Got It Bad.” Dupri was discussing the case involving Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and the late Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up,” when he turned the conversation with the Associated Press […]

Music World Shaken by ‘Blurred Lines’ Trial Ruling

*Tuesday’s ruling surrounding the Robin Thicke song “Blurred Lines” has sent waves around the music industry that is still processing how much of an impact this will have down the road. The decision, which was made by a federal jury, was a victory for the family of the late Marvin Gaye, who argued that “Blurred […]

Zeola Gaye on ‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict and Keeping Marvin’s Legacy Alive

*On Tuesday a Los Angeles jury awarded Marvin Gaye’s heirs (Nona Gaye, Marvin Gaye III, and Frankie Gaye) more than $7 million dollars in damages in the verdict of the “Blurred Lines” lawsuit. The 2013 top-selling song by Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. was found to have many similarities to Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to […]

Jury Finds Pharrell, Thicke Copied Marvin Gaye for ‘Blurred Lines’, Awards $7.3M

*The jury in the “Blurred Lines” case against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams has ordered  the artists to pay $7.3 million to the family of Marvin Gaye for copyright infringement, reports Variety. In the trial, Marvin Gaye’s family argued that 2013’s “Blurred Lines” copied their father’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up,” and sued Thicke, Williams […]

Pharrell Says ‘Blurred Lines’ Copies Marvin Gaye ‘Feel,’ Not Song

*Pharrell Williams says his song “Blurred Lines” is not a copy of Marvin Gaye’s song “Got to Give It Up.” What his track with Robin Thicke and T.I. shares with the 1977 R&B classic, he testified in court this week, is “feel; not infringement.” The trial is currently in its second week in Los Angeles federal court, […]

Robin Thicke, Pharrell, Marvin Gaye Family Start Copyright Infringement Trial

*The “Blurred Lines” copyright infringement trial started in a Los Angeles courtroom. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Wiliams and members of Marvin Gaye‘s family started proceedings to determine if Thicke’s biggest hit infringes Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” In 2013, Thicke, Williams and T.I. filed a lawsuit against Gaye’s family to get declaration that their […]

Marvin Gaye’s Heirs Now Allowed to Play his Music in ‘Blurred Lines’ Trial

*A judge in New York City has reversed a ruling banning Marvin Gaye’s heirs from playing the late star’s music in court as part of a copyright battle over Robin Thicke’s hit “Blurred Lines.” Thicke and his collaborator Pharrell Williams are currently locked in a legal battle with Gaye’s children over claims their 2013 hit […]