This is after the jurors found that the two had bridge copy write laws sampling Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Gotta give it up” in their 2011 hit Blurred lines.
Though Pharrell and Thicke have both denied that they stole the song, the judge ordered them to pay the late legend’s family $7 millions.
“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,” the pair’s lawyer Howard E King said.
“We are reviewing the decision, considering our options and you will hear more from us soon about this matter.”
His partner in crime
literally, Robin Thicke said he contributed in writing the lyrics for the song.
The son was number one for 12 straight weeks in Billboard top 100, earned a Grammy nomination, and was downloaded more than 2 million times worldwide and reportedly earned a gross total of $16.
Marvin Gaye passed away in 1984, leaving Copy writes of his music to his 3 children, Nona, Frankie and Marvin Gaye III.
After the verdict Gaye’s daughter Nona said she felt free, from Williams and Thicke’s chains.