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Blurred Lines: songwriters suffer as Tom, Dick and Harry demand their percentages As the dust settles on the Blurred Lines fiasco, it seems the person who’s come out of this the worst is Robin Thicke. Pharrell Williams can probably earn back his part of the settlement in a matter of months, but Thicke probably will never see that sort of income again. What’s more, we learned that Williams wrote pretty much the whole thing – yet Thicke got 20% of the songwriting split on the song. “This is what happens every day in our industry,” Williams said in his deposition for the case. “You know, people are made to look like they have much more authorship in the situation than they actually do.”
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