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Ed Sheeran Copyright Trial - The Singer Defends Song "Thinking Out Loud'

The Ed Sheeran copyright trial says that he used parts of Marvin Gaye's famous song "Let's Get It On" in his song "Thinking Out Loud." Griffin got sick on the second day of evidence when a musicologist who was one of her expert witnesses were being questioned by the other side.

Daisy-Mae Schmitt
Apr 28, 20232 Shares567 Views
Ed Sheeran is going to court for the second time in two years because of a copyright case. It is actually the third time that the singer for Bad Habits has been sued on the grounds that he copied another song to make one of his hits.
The Ed Sheeran copyright trialsays that he used parts of Marvin Gaye's famous song "Let's Get It On" in his song "Thinking Out Loud." Griffin got sick on the second day of evidence when a musicologist who was one of her expert witnesses was being questioned by the other side.

Ed Sheeran Testifies in Copyright Trial Case for Claims He Copied Marvin Gaye

Ed Sheeran will be tried for copyright violations in a $100 million case, but one lawyer says the system is "broken." People say that the famous English singer copied Marvin Gaye's 1973 hit song "Let's Get It On" for his 2014 hit song "Thinking Out Loud." He will have to stand trial for this.
Judge Louis Stanton in Manhattan said last week that there was "no clear-cut rule" and that a jury trial would be needed to figure out what to do. Ed Sheeran sang and played guitar on Thursday as a witness in a copyright infringement trial. The case is about whether his Grammy-winning song "Thinking Out Loud" is too close to a Marvin Gaye song called "Let's Get It On."
During his testimony in a federal court in Manhattan, the musician quickly sang what he said was the original song's lyrics: "I'm singing out now."Sheeran also played on his guitar the basic chord structure of "Thinking Out Loud," giving the jury a quick concert.
The lawsuit was made by the heirs of Gaye co-writer Ed Townsend. It says that Sheeran used the rhythm, chord progression, and other parts of the 1973 soul classic "Let's Get It On" in his 2014 song "Thinking Out Loud" without consent.
When I write vocal melodies, it's kind of like phonetics.- Ed Sheeran
He then got an acoustic guitar from behind the witness stand and played the song's chord sequence before singing the first words. The musician also said that the song was inspired by the love between his grandparents, the recent death of his grandfather, and a new relationship he had just started.
Sheeran's statement came after a musicologist called by the plaintiffs on Wednesday said that the two songs are similar. Heirs of Gaye's co-writer say that Sheeran, Warner Music Group, and Sony Music Publishing owe them money for taking the song.
If the jury decides that the pop star broke someone's copyright, the trial will continue to figure out how much he pays. Sheeran is likely to keep talking about his case on Monday. One year ago, Sheeran was found not guilty of copying his hit song Shape of You at a hearing in London.

Conclusion

Ed Sheeran copyright trial fourth day in court included a live performance and a thorough look at his career as a songwriter. He did this to defend his musical skills in the middle of a $100 million copyright case against him.
Sheeran is being sued for alleged copyright infringement with his 2014 song "Thinking Out Loud." The lawsuit was started by Structured Asset Sales, which bought a third of the song's rights from the family of Ed Townsend, who wrote the song with Marvin Gaye, in 2018. It claims that Sheeran's hit directly copied parts of Gaye's "Let's Get It On."
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