Ed Sheeran is being sued for $100,000,000 by the copyright owners of singer Marvin Gaye‘s “Let’s Get It On” claiming the contemporary pop star ripped off sections of the 1973 Motown classic for his former #1 single “Thinking Out Loud” released via Warner Music. Legal documents state that Sheeran’s song copies, “the melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bass line, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping”.
Hey @edsheeran, call me.
— Robin Thicke (@robinthicke) June 28, 2018
Sheeran is no stranger to copyright infringement claims, as last year, he settled a $20 million copyright infringement claim against him over his hit song “Photograph.” He was also sued once before by a different company over “Thinking Out Loud.” With that said, very little solid evidence has been presented so far but more will come in the future. Stay tuned.