Pharrell Breaks Silence About ‘Blurred Lines’ Infringement

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Pharrell Williams finally breaks his silence about how he feels since a federal court ruled that he and Singer/Songwriter Robin Thicke owe the estate of the late Singer/Songwriter Marvin Gaye over $7 million for copyright infringement of Gaye’s single cut ‘Got to Give It Up’ stating that there were too many similarities in their huge hit single “Blurred Lines.”

Pharrell Williams

“The verdict handicaps any creator out there who is making something that might be inspired by something else,” Williams told the Financial Times. “This applies to fashion, music, design . . . anything. If we lose our freedom to be inspired we’re going to look up one day and the entertainment industry as we know it will be frozen in litigation. This is about protecting the intellectual rights of people who have ideas.”

“There was no infringement!” “You can’t own feelings and you can’t own emotions… there are only the notations and the progressions. Those were different.”

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MuzikMill™ Editor’s Response: “From a Music Mentor’s perspective… anytime you use an idea from another artist or producer, you must credit them or purchase a license for permission to use their original idea.  If this were done, Pharrell and Robin would not have had this problem in my opinion.” -TKS

Take a listen for yourself! Do you hear the similarities?

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