Ed Sheeran didn’t copied the Marvin Gaye’s song Let’s Get it on when he was composing his hit song “Thinking Out Loud” court ruled.
Ed Sheeran also said “If that happens then I’m done, I’m stopping” that’s what Ed Sheeran said when he was asked about the trial at the Manhattan court. Ed Sheeran also hugged his team after the judge rules that he independently created the song.
Ed Sheeran seemed really happy about the judgement and said he could finally work on some new music.
Ed Sheeran was with his legal team during the trial and defended himself against the lawsuit by Twonsend’s heirs who said that the Ed Sheeran’s song “Thinking out Loud” had so many similarities to “Let’s Get it On”
Ed Sheeran also added “I’m just a guy with a guitar who really loves writing music for poeple to enjoy. I’m not and will never ever allow myself to be a piggy bank for others to shake”.
It isn’t the first court victory of Ed Sheeran. A year ago, Ed Sheeran won a copyright battle in the U.K. over his hit song “Shape of You” and after winning the case he also mentioned that he doesn’t like culture of the baseless lawsuits and always wants to avoid them.
Ed Sheeran was later asked by reporters outside the courthouse about the claim made at the trial.
Ed Sheeran said that He was obviously very happy with the outcome of the case and he said ” It looks like I am not going to retire from my day job also at the same time. I’m really frustrated that the baseless claims like these are actually allowed to go to the court at all.
Ed Sheeran also said that he had actually missed his grandmother’s funeral in Ireland because of this trial and that he’ll never get that time back.
Ed Sheeran also approached the plaintiff Kathryn Townsend Griffin who was the daughter of Ed Townsend who actually co-created the 1973 soul classic with Marvin Gaye and had also testified. They spoke for about 10 minutes and then hugged & smiled at one point.
After the verdict Griffin said that she was relieved
She also said that “I’m glad that it’s over” and “We can be friends” also she was really pleased that Ed Sheeran approached her and she added “It showed me who he actually was”.
Also while talking about the copyright lawsuit she added that the lawsuit wasn’t really personal but as she wanted to follow a promise that she made to her father about protecting his intellectual property
Ed Sheeran was really happy with the court’s judgement. Ed Sheeran said that “If the jury had decided the matter the another way then we might as well had said goodbye to the creative freedom of the songwriters.”
Ed Sheeran also added to that
“I’m not and I will never allow myself to be a piggy bank for anyone to shake,”