Ed Sheeran is actually facing a $100 million lawsuit that alleges that the singer has copied Marvin Gaye’s 1973 hit “Let’s Get It On” on his X album song “Thinking Out Loud,” as per the reports.
The suit was generally filed by Structured Asset Sales, a company which owns one 3rd of the copyright to the “Let’s Get It On.””According to the lawsuit, Ed Sheeran’s song Thinking Out Loud has a same melody, tempo, drums, a rhythm which is same as ‘Let’s Get it On.
Ed Sheeran was also sued over “Thinking Out Loud” in 2016. The family of Ed Townsend, a cowriter on Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” sued Sheeran, arguing that “Thinking Out Loud” lifted the melody, harmony, and other rhythmic components from Gaye’s track.
Ed Sheeran responded to that 2016 suit in the documents obtained last week. Ed claimed that the chord progressions & the drum patterns of both of songs are “extremely commonplace,” and that a lot of similar elements used in “Let’s Get It On” are on a public domain without any copyright and unprotectable.
“Thinking Out Loud” was at the No. 2 on Billboard Top Hot 100 chart in 2014 and has also been certified “diamond” by the RIAA for the most streamed equivalent sales of more than 10 million copies. “Let’s Get It On” also topped the Billboard singles chart in 1973 and alos has been certified platinum by the RIAA.
Ed Sheeran’s representatives have not yet responded to this. But still, we think that Ed Sheeran’s song sounds a lot different. While this lawsuit doesn’t seem fair. What do you think? Comment and Share this article if you support Ed Sheeran.
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