This is how much Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have to pay following ‘Blurred Lines’ copyright verdict

Pair initially lost their case in 2015

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have been ordered to pay $5 million dollars to Marvin Gaye‘s family following the outcome of the long running ‘Blurred Lines’ copyright infringement ruling.

In 2016, the pair appealed a verdict that awarded $5.3 million in damages after it was found their hit shared similarities to Marvin Gaye‘s 1977 song ‘Got To Give It Up’, claiming that there had been a “cascade of legal errors” leading to the original decision.

Over 200 musicians including Weezer and Black Crowes members backed their appeal.


The initial March 2015 jury verdict resulted in a $7.3 million award to the late singer’s family, but the judge agreed to cut that to $5.3 million.

A federal appeals court upheld that verdict in March 2018.

Now, according to California federal judge John A. Kronstadt’s new amended judgement, Thicke and Williams have been told they jointly owe damages of $2,848,846.50, reports Rolling Stone.

Thicke has also been ordered to pay an additional $1,768,191.88 and Williams and his publishing company will pay another $357,630.97 to the Gaye family.


Additionally, The Gaye family is entitled to receive prejudgment interest on the damages award and respective profits against each of them, which totals to $9097.51 and the family is entitled to royalties going forward for 50 percent of the songwriter and publishing revenue coming from ‘Blurred Lines’.

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