Yankovic, Weird Al/royalties again


Just listened to Word Crimes, and I wonder to whom (!) the royalties are paid: Marvin Gaye's estate or Robin Thicke? Thanks much.

Interesting! Well, this is more a legal question than a Weird Al question, but I do happen to also be a law student. Nonetheless, the case between Marvin Gaye's estate and Thicke ended according to a settlement agreement, the terms of which were not made public. It's possible that the agreement had a clause saying that Gaye's estate would receive a percentage of future royalties Thicke incurred from Blurred Lines, but if I had to guess, I'd bet the estate settled for cash, meaning the royalties would be paid to Thicke. Thanks for your question!

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I can answer virtually any question about Weird Al Yankovic, but I would be most helpful in questions relating to his songwriting, lyrics, or information about his songs. But I could also answer questions about his early life, his albums, his music videos, his band, his concerts, pretty much anything.


I've been a fan of Weird Al for about 7 years.

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