The children of the late soul icon Marvin Gaye were victorious in the copyright infringement case for the Robin Thicke’s, Grammy nominated hit “Blurred Lines” that sounds similar to their father’s song, “Got To Give It Up”. They won an undisclosed settlement. The Gayes and Sony also have an agreement where these claims can never be brought up again.
On Tuesday, a judge granted Nona and Frankie Gaye a dismissal of their lawsuit against EMI, now owned by Sony/ATV Music Publishing. The Gayes accused EMI of refusing to file an infringement case against Thicke on behalf of the song because of its similarities to Marvin.
Thicke, T.I., and Pharrell asked a federal judge in August to rule that “Blurred Lines” was not a copy of Marvin Gaye’s hit. It’s a big payday for Marvin Gaye’s Children. Blurred Lines sold 6.6 million digital copies and spent 12 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.