Pharrell’s Song “Happy”, May Be Subject To Lawsuit
By now, everyone should know that Pharrell and Robin Thicke lost the lawsuit levied against them, for their popular song “Blurred Lines.” Marvin Gaye’s family members sued both artists, because they believed that the song infringed upon the copyright of their father’s song, “Give It Up.” Pharrell and Robin Thicke must fork over 7,000,000 plus dollars to the family, but it looks as if their troubles may not be over yet. Although Robin thick recently had a birthday party, and enjoyed himself, for rail may still have legal issues ahead.
Rumors are flying around that the Gaye family, may go back after Pharrell, for the song “Happy,” because it’s similar to another Marvin Gaye song entitled, “Ain’t That Peculiar.” An interview was done with the Gaye family members, and they stated that the rumor is untrue, and that they had no plans of going after Pharrell again for anything. The family members also state that they are very satisfied with the settlement from “Blurred Lines.”
The entire lawsuit is setting a new precedent, meaning that a songwriter can create a song from scratch, but if it sounds similar to another song, then they may have to pay big dividends. Back in the early 90s, Vanilla Ice did not practice higher education customer service when he created “Ice Ice Baby,” which was an exact copy of a “Under Pressure.” However, he denied that this was the case. The “Blurred Lines” lawsuit may change the music industry’s future.