Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke have been ordered to pay $7.3 million to the estate of Marvin Gaye.

The duo failed to convince a jury in Los Angeles that they did not infringe the copyright of Gaye's song 'Got to Give it Up' on their hit 'Blurred Lines'.

The trial has been ongoing for several weeks, with Thicke at one point taking the stand to play a medley in order to demonstrate how many different songs use the same melodies.

The duo each made $5 million from the song, but have been ordered to hand $7 million (€6.5 million) to Gaye's estate. Rapper T.I. - who features on 'Blurred Lines' - was also named in the case, but is not responsible for the financial implications.

Williams released a statement via Rolling Stone that said: "While we respect the judicial process, we are extremely disappointed in the ruling made today, which sets a horrible precedent for music and creativity. Pharrell created 'Blurred Lines' from his heart, mind and soul and the song was not taken from anyone or anywhere else. We are reviewing the decision, considering our options and you will hear more from us soon about this matter."

Hear both songs below - was the correct decision made?