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Marvin Gaye’s Family Settles with Publisher in “Blurred Lines” Dispute


Interscope RecordsRobin Thicke is currently engaged in a months-long legal battle with Marvin Gaye‘s family over his hit song, “Blurred Lines.” The dispute has now been partially resolved, with Gaye’s family reaching a settlement with Sony/ATV, which owns the EMI label that was targeted in one of the family’s lawsuits, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

A suit brought by two of Gaye’s children, Nona Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye, alleged “Blurred Lines” borrows from their father’s tune “Got to Give It Up.” It further claimed EMI, which has ties to both Gaye and Thicke, breached its contract by failing to protect Gaye’s music.

The terms of the settlement with Sony/ATV have not been disclosed.

The legal drama began last summer, when Robin filed a preemptive lawsuit against Gaye’s family in an attempt to establish that “Blurred Lines” did not rip off “Got to Give It Up.” Nona Marvisa Gaye and Frankie Christian Gaye responded with their countersuit.

Later, another of Gaye’s children, his eldest son Marvin Gaye III, filed a separate countersuit.

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