Thursday, 11 August 2016
Sheerhan faces another plagiarism lawsuit in the US
Ed Sheeran, Sony/ATV and Warner Music are facing a new US lawsuit which claims that Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud' plagiarises elements of Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On. The track's producer Jake Gosling and co-writer Amy Wadge - along with independent publishers Bucks Music and BDi Music - are also named in the suit, filed by the heirs of 'Let's Get It On' co-writer Ed Townsend. The suit alleges wilful infringement by the defendants, and is seeking damages based on the profits of the smash hit song. Sheeran's own label, Gingerbread Man Records - a joint venture with Warner Music UK - is an additional defendant.