Ed Sheeran is one of the biggest popstars of this decade, but the singer-songwriter has been hit with a massive lawsuit for another alleged case of plagiarism.
The company who own a third of the rights to the Marvin Gaye 1973 classic ‘Let’s Get It On’ has filed a lawsuit claiming Ed’s 2014 hit ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is a carbon copy.
Structured Asset Sales claim the song has the same melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bassline, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping as 'Let’s Get It On'.
This isn’t the first time Ed has been accused of plagiarism.
For this song alone, Ed was sued by Edward Townsend, the songwriter of 'Let’s Get It On’ however, the case was dismissed.
In 2016, the songwriters of Matt Cardle’s 'Amazing', Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard, filed a $20 million lawsuit for copyright infringement for Ed’s song 'Photograph'. The case was privately settled.
Ed was also faced with a lawsuit from Australian artist Jasmine Rae, with allegations ‘The Rest of Our Life’, a song he wrote for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill was a “blatant copy” of her song ‘When I Found You’.