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Fatima you are correct... it was a song called Million Dollar BabyYou are not allowed to view links.
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Its no secret the song sounds like Marvins. I don't know the legal mumbo jumbo but I don't think they used a sample but imitated the song. Don't know if it makes a difference. Perhaps it would have helped them if Pharell and Robin didn't say publicly that was the sound they were going for
It makes a huge difference. Plus the imitation wasnt even matched to the original song...more like a familiar sound. Which is what pharrell basically said. Like i said before...if they lose then a whole lotta other artist need to come up off some change also. Them jackson tube chiren wont have to worry bout nuthin.
I know you weren't talking to me, but let me butt in. That is what they did. Read my first reply, I explained it the best I could.
James Brown's estate would prolly earn another billion if that becomes the standard. He is the most sampled musician of all time and ain't nebber received all of his financial due. All due to samples and clever compilations of previously recorded sound that isn't a cover or copy or an unmistakable rewrite.
... Perhaps it would have helped them if Pharell and Robin didn't say publicly that was the sound they were going for
Got To Give It Up CreditsPersonnel Written and composed by Marvin Gaye Produced and engineered by Art Stewart Mixing by Art Stewart and Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye: RMI synthesizer bass, keyboards, percussion Johnny McGhee: guitar Fernando Harkness: saxophone Bugsy Wilcox: drums Jack Ashford: tambourine Frankie Gaye: background vocals (first part) Janis Hunter: background vocals (first part) Zeola Gaye: chatter Vocal, rhythm and synthesizer arrangement by Marvin Gaye Lead and background vocals by Marvin Gaye
Befree, wouldn't this be the second Marvin Gaye rip off? I don't care for this dude or his music however I could have sworn I heard a song by him that sound like "Trouble Man" last year sometime...
So Robin Thicke is a rapper, now? LOL!! Now THAT'S funny!!Him and Hannah Montana need to sit their wigger wannabe asses down somewhere.
hope the gaye family wins...need to stop stealing our folks songs and not given them their monetary credit
If the legal parameters don't fit, then the Gaye family "Got To Give It Up." Simple as that. It can be as "reminiscent" of any other song, beat, or "era" as they can legally skirt.Some Purists may not like it; but, unfortunately, it is what it is.
Perhaps. But I think this is going to be a Pyrrhic Victory for Thicke, Pharrell and T.I. Because we all KNOW that's MARVIN'S song they are singing. And a court victory ain't going to change that.
Not a flame will flicker. And he won't even care that the "Purists" don't like it. As long as he makes money from the song, he won't care about being labeled a "biter" or a "thief." Like Liberace said, "He'll cry all the way to the bank." As long as his fans [whoever they are] continue to buy his music and sell-out his concerts in spite of this controversy, he won't care. Many singers and musicians have copied someone else's work or style, tweaked it a little and made it their own creation no matter how much or little is borrowed from elsewhere. Many believe that "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery." It's just that some of us feel like a body of music or a particular musician, singer, group or band BELONG to us and our generation or era. So, no, we may not LIKE it; but if there is no Copyright Infringement, there is nothing to stop him or anyone else in these practices.
I suspect you are correct that it is not legal infringement. And now that Thicke has "crossed over" into the good graces of White music fans, for now all will be all good for Thicke and his bank account. But this preemptive suing against Marvin's estate is a mistake. The legal advisors of Marvin's estate likely already know they have no LEGAL claim to Thicke's song and would have, eventually, let it go sans court and the public spectacle. But this preemptive suing brings more attention to this matter than might have occurred. It taints him and bring suspicions about OTHER aspects of his work that might, indeed, be of questionable origin. And if he has, indeed, done some dicey sampling/copying, that's going to eventually catch up to him.But, I suppose, what they have done is good because it brings more attention to Marvin Gaye's musical legacy. So in that respect, Marvin's estate wins and fans of TRUE music wins.
I think his suit was a power play and a counterpoint. He wants the claims from the Gaye estate, etal to be unequivocally shot down. His opponents may not have filed suit first; but they did "fire the first shot." They are the ones who started this chain of events with their allegations. They initiated the controversy. They made it a "public spectacle." I think this suit is his way of saying, "Well, you started it but I'm gonna end it."