An American Jury to decide whether the British Popstar Ed Sheeran (27) has plagiarized a Song of the soul singer Marvin Gaye. This was decided by a New York district judge on Thursday. There are “significant Similarities between several of the musical elements” of the two pieces of music, said judge Louis Stanton. He thus rejected the application Sheerans, dismiss the action.
The Superstar, his Co-Songwriter and his record company, among other things, rhythm and melody of the Gaye is accused of Songs “Let’s Get It On”, 1973-for his Hit “Thinking Out Loud”. Plaintiffs, the heirs of the producers, Edward Townsend. This had written “Let’s Get It On” together with Gaye. The soul singer had been killed in 1984 by his own father during an argument the day before his 45. Birthday.
Sheerans lawyers reject the allegations. The Song “Thinking Out Loud” was characterized by “dark, melancholic tones of” directed at “long-lasting, romantic love”, while “Let’s Get It On” is “a sexual anthem”.
the Same judge is also responsible for another complaint, submitted by a company called Structured Asset Sales (SAS) against Sheeran and his record company. This holds a share of the copyrights for the Gaye Songs. The value in dispute is for 100 million United States dollars (the equivalent of 88 million Euro).
Sheeran had with “Thinking Out Loud” tremendous success, in more than ten countries, the Song conquered the top spot of the Charts, on Youtube it has been played so far, more than 2.6 billion Times. Admitted he had) him in 2014 for his second Studio album entitled “x” (pronounced “Multiply”. Sheeran won the Grammy award for Song of the year in 2015.
Also because of his hit “Photograph” from the same Album, Sheeran had been sued. Two songwriters from California, accusing him to have the chorus and 39 of the notes of your song “Amazing” stolen, which was published in 2012 by the British talent show winner Matt Cardle. The dispute was settled in 2017 with a comparison. Whether or not Sheeran has paid the plaintiffs money, was not known to the public.