Ed Sheeran has been sued for allegedly stealing parts of a Marvin Gaye Song.
The estate of the late Ed Townsend, co-writer of Marvin Gaye’s song ‘Let’s Get It On’, have sued Ed Sheeran.
Heirs of Ed Townsend, Kathryn Towsend, Helen McDonald and Cherrigate Towsend filed the federal lawsuit in New York.
The laswuit claims that Sheeran copied the ‘heart’ of Gaye’s track for his hit single ‘Thinking Out Loud’.
Sheeran, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Atlantic Records are listed as defendants. None of the defendants have commented on the lawsuit yet.
“The Defendants copied the ‘heart’ of ‘Let’s’ and repeated it continuously throughout ‘Thinking’. The melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic compositions of ‘Thinking’ are substantially and/or strikingly similar to the drum composition of ‘Let’s.'” according to Reuters. The lawsuit also asks for damages for copyright infringement be assessed at a jury trial.
This isn’t the first time Sheeran has faced similar allegations. The singer faced another lawsuit back in June because of his track ‘Photograph’. The writers of Matt Cardle’s single ‘Amazing’ claimed the singer copied their track in his 2014 hit.
Stay tuned for further updates on the lawsuit. Compare both tracks below and let us know if you think Sheeran stole the ‘heart’ of the song from Gaye and Townsend.