Sony/ATV Settles ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit With Marvin Gaye’s Family

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/ January 14, 2014

The dispute over Robin Thicke’s 2013 smash hit “Blurred Lines” may be coming to an end as Marvin Gaye’s family has reached a settlement settlement with the song’s publisher EMI April, owned by Sony/ATV, which also holds the copyrights to a few of the “What’s Going On” singer’s records.

While it doesn’t mean that Thicke is completely out of the woods, THR states, “The agreement means that Sony/ATV won’t have to defend its impartiality in administering copyrights to both Thicke’s work and Gaye’s.”

The Pharrell-produced track came under fire when Thicke was accused of using Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” Last August, the Motown legend’s son Marvin Gaye III told TMZ, “We’re all fans of Robin Thicke’s, as well as he’s a fan of my father’s. What our point is, is that there’s a way to do business and a way not to do business … And we’re not happy with the way he’s went about doing the business, let alone suing us over what he clearly got his inspiration from at the least.”

Thicke then followed up with his own lawsuit as a means of protecting his summer anthem.

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