Funk Brother Says Blurred Lines Verdict Will Change Little In Music Industry

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Robin Thicke “Blurred Lines”verdict will change little in industry, says musician who played on Marvin Gaye song.

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Musicians continue debating the impact of last week’s multi-million dollar jury verdict in favor of Motown singer Marvin Gaye’s family, who alleged one of his songs had been plagiarized.

Some claim the verdict could keep young musicians frozen in litigation if they write material influenced by other singers.

But a man who played on Marvin Gaye’s original song doubts the ruling will change much in the music industry.


Quinn Klinefelter, Senior News Editor

Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.

qklinefelter@wdet.org

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