A decision in the ‘Blurred Lines’ trial involving Pharrell and Robin Thicke has been postponed until next week.
As Billboard reports, the jury has completed its first day of deliberations. The eight person panel were informed by U.S. District Judge John A. Kronstadt to resume their deliberations on Tuesday (March 10).
Marvin Gaye’s children Frankie and Nona are suing Robin Thicke because they claim the singer’s transatlantic Number One hit ‘Blurred Lines’ ripped off their father’s 1977 single ‘Got To Give It Up’.
Earlier in the trial, Pharrell spent more than an hour describing his musical process and he how he came to write ‘Blurred Lines’ in mid-2012. Though he admitted a similarity between the track and ‘Got To Give It Up’, he said the Gaye song never entered his head during the writing process.
Last week, Robin Thicke performed a medley of songs by artists including U2, Bob Marley and The Beatles as the first day of the ‘Blurred Lines’ trial began (February 25).
Thicke, the first witness to take to the stand in the trial, performed the songs in the courtroom as evidence that many songs share similar chords and melodies without necessarily copying one another.
It was also revealed that both Pharrell and Thicke have earned over $3m each from the profits of the hit single.