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Blurred Lines

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016

What do Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk," Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" and the Chainsmokers' "Closer" have in common?

Yes, they dominated the charts, sold millions of singles and achieved international success in the last two years. But all three smashes also extended writing...

Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2015

A ruling upholding a copyright infringement verdict against Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and rapper T.I. over their hit song "Blurred Lines" will be appealed, a lawyer for the entertainers said.

Attorney Howard King wrote in a statement late...

Tuesday, Jul. 14, 2015

A judge on Tuesday trimmed more than $2 million from a verdict against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over their hit "Blurred Lines," but Marvin Gaye's family will also get a significant share of future earnings from the 2013 hit song.

U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt ruled that...

Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015

The very first time I heard “Blurred Lines,” performed by Robin Thicke with Pharrell and TI—all three credited with writing the song—I thought, “Sounds like Marvin Gaye’s ‘Got To Give It Up’—awesome!”

So it was no surprise to me when, after a year-...

Sunday, Mar. 22, 2015

John Legend says he's concerned that the "Blurred Lines" verdict could set a scary precedent for artists creating music inspired by others.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, the Grammy winner said understands why people say 2013'...

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2015

Marvin Gaye's family wants to put a stop to "Blurred Lines."

Gaye's children filed an injunction in court Tuesday to prevent the copying, distributing and performing of the hit song featuring Pharrell, Robin Thicke and T.I.

Pharrell and Thicke...

Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2015

The recent legal decision against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams in the “Blurred Lines” music lawsuit may be blurring the lines even more for today’s spot composers and making things even harder for agency music producers.

It’s no joke when the...

Saturday, Mar. 14, 2015

As the music industry debates the fallout from the "Blurred Lines" copyright verdict, Grammy-winning producer Jermaine Dupri finds himself sympathetic to both Pharrell and Marvin Gaye's family.

Dupri, who helped Usher reach superstar status, aided in...

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015

"Blurred Lines" was a breezy, upbeat hit that became the biggest song of 2013.

Nearly two years later, the court case it spawned has once again changed the fortunes of its creators, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, who were branded as copyright...

Wednesday, Mar. 11, 2015

A verdict saying Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye's music to create their hit song "Blurred Lines" could ripple across the music industry, potentially changing how artists work and opening the door to new copyright claims.

An...