Where there’s a hit, there’s a writ: navigating copyright law in contemporary music – Music Insight

Where there’s a hit, there’s a writ. It’s a well-worn adage in the music business – and one that rings true. The Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams hit ‘Blurred Lines’ is a perfect example. The biggest song of 2013 was found to have infringed the copyright of the 1977 Marvin Gaye song ‘Got To Give it Up’.