The song “Blurred Lines” was one of the biggest hits of 2013, but a jury has decided that some of that success is thanks to Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give it Up.” Gaye’s children were awarded $7.3 million after they sued the songwriters for liberally lifting from the 1977 song. Gwen Ifill talks to Kory Grow of Rolling Stone about how the decision could affect the music industry. Continue reading
Marvin Gaye’s kids thought Robin Thicke’s 2013 hit “Blurred Lines” copied their dad’s 1977 disco classic “Got to Give It Up,” and today a jury agreed with them, to the tune of $7.3 million. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown talks to singer-songwriter John Legend and producer Harry Weinger about Marvin Gaye’s hit record, “What’s Going On,” on its 40th anniversary.
Part of a project produced by the Kennedy Center and singer-songwriter John Legend called What’s Going On Now, young people across the country are using media, music and inspiration from Marvin Gaye to address issues in their lives and communities such as the economy, wars and the environment. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading