Robin Thicke

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From Ed Sheeran to Katy Perry, plagiarism claims are an occupational hazard for musicians
Sheeran follows Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and a string of others forced to defend their work in the courts

Vanessa Thorpe

13, Mar, 2022 @7:15 AM

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Emily Ratajkowski accuses Robin Thicke of groping her during filming of Blurred Lines
Model alleges singer sexually assaulted her during filming of video for controversial hit song in 2013

Euan O'Byrne Mulligan

04, Oct, 2021 @6:28 AM

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A hit, a writ: why music is the food of plagiarism lawsuits
With Katy Perry and Led Zeppelin’s recent judgments reversing previous rulings, musicians don’t know which way to tread

Michael Hann

26, Mar, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the Led Zeppelin verdict: a victory for creativity | Editorial
Editorial: The famous guitar sequence at the start of Stairway to Heaven was not a case of musical plagiarism

Editorial

10, Mar, 2020 @6:27 PM

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'I realised we live in a chauvinist culture': Pharrell denounces Blurred Lines
In an interview, Williams says he has now realised the song, made with Robin Thicke, contributed to sexism

Laura Snapes

14, Oct, 2019 @5:06 PM

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The greatest banned songs of all time – ranked!
Thirty years on from 2 Live Crew being banned by the Beeb, we pick 20 foul-mouthed, orgiastic outings deemed too scandalous for public consumption

Laura Snapes

14, Feb, 2019 @1:02 PM

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Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams to pay $5m in final Blurred Lines verdict
Copyright battle with Marvin Gaye estate that began in 2013 draws to a close

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

13, Dec, 2018 @1:05 PM

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Robin Thicke – can he really swap rape culture for Black Lives Matter?
Does the singer of misogynist anthem Blurred Lines really think his new single, featuring a heartfelt verse from rapper Nas, can redeem his public image?

Tim Jonze

11, Oct, 2016 @3:59 PM

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Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and TI launch appeal against Blurred Lines verdict
Lawyers for the trio argue the judge was wrong to allow comparison of the recordings of the hit and Marvin Gaye’s Got to Give It Up

Guardian music

25, Aug, 2016 @7:32 AM

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Thicke as two short planks: Robin and Pharrell’s video testimony says it all
The newly released Blurred Lines court case videos are even dafter than Robin Thicke’s claim that the the song is a ‘feminist movement’. Hey, hey, hey, WOO!

Marina Hyde

29, Oct, 2015 @5:51 PM

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Model Emily Ratajkowski: Blurred Lines video is 'the bane of my existence'
The model and actor featured in Robin Thicke’s 2013 video does not know why it’s still talked about or why the female ‘naked body is so controversial’

Guardian music

04, Sep, 2015 @7:39 PM

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Age ratings enforced for UK-produced music videos on YouTube and Vevo
Videos made in the UK by artists signed to major labels will be classified before release, in measures meant to protect children from unsuitable online content

Frances Perraudin

17, Aug, 2015 @11:01 PM

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