Ed Sheeran sued for $100 Million, for “Thinking Out Loud”
By Oojal Kour Dhanjal - July 2, 2018
…And it’s not the first time
Ed Sheeran is being sued for $100m for allegedly copying parts of Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On. Surprised? If you have been following Ed Sheeran, and the news that surrounds him, for a long time, this news might not come as shock to you.
Legal documents allege that the hit song copies “the melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bass line, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping”. This claim has been filed by Structured Asset Sales – which owns part of the copyright of Gaye’s song.
This is not the first time Ed has faced legal action for his songs. He has always denied his allegations, but this time the case seems to have riled up to certain high extents.
- The heirs of Mr Townsend sued Ed in 2016, also claiming Thinking Out Loud copied Let’s Get It On.
- He’s facing pending litigation over a song he penned for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Sean Carey and Beau Golden alleged that the McGraw/Hill track is “blatant copying” of their own 2014 song, “When I Found You.”
- Ed Sheeran had had to give up part ownership of Photograph to Songwriters Thomas Leonard and Martin Harrington, who sued him saying that his hit ballad had a similar structure to their song, Amazing.
It is unsure if these recent allegations have been settled or not. However, Ed will surely continue being in the limelight for a certain amount of time, with or without the release of any new songs.>