Ridiculous. $7.5 MILLION because something “reminds” you of something else?
I could stop there, but i’ll give just a bit more context and information.
Disclaimer – I don’t like Blurred Lines. The Sears boys aren’t allowed to listen to it. From what I’ve seen of the video, it’s tasteless. But Pharrell made me happy with Happy – so…
Blurred lines is in the key of G. The tempo is about 118-120 BPM. The chord progression is I, to V, and back to I. And quite frankly – Pharrell sounds like Prince…. Maybe Prince should sue?
Got to Give It is in the key of A. The tempo is quicker – about 124 BPM. The chord progression is actually more involved. Stays on the I – goes to the IV, then to V, then back to I. Then a MAJOR II (not your typical chord in this type progression) to a IV, V, and I.
So – is the argument that you can hear a distinct groove being played on a cowbell? It’s not even the same groove….
How about these two songs? In the same KEY, the same TEMPO, and the same electronic drum sound?