Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams’ long-running copyright lawsuit has finally ended, with the musicians being left with one hefty bill.
Thicke and Williams have been told to cough up $5 million to Marvin Gaye’s family after they said the track “Blurred Lines” was too similar to Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up”.
The duo appealed after Gaye’s family initially won the case back in 2015.
Judge John A. Kronstadt’s amended judgement now states Thicke, Williams and Williams’ More Water From Nazareth publishing company are jointly required to pay $2,848,846.50 in damages.
On top of that, Thicke has been told to fork out an additional $1,768,191.88 and Williams and his publishing company will pay a further $357,630.96, Billboard reported.
The total cost comes to $4,983,766.85.
And that’s not all! Gaye’s family are now entitled to 50 per cent of all future royalties earned by “Blurred Lines”.
They’re also expected to receive prejudgement interest on the damages.