Judge Orders Ed Sheeran to Face Marvin Gaye Plagiarism Lawsuit

Ed Sheeran is heading to court over allegations he lifted parts of Marvin Gaye’s classic “Let’s Get It On” for his own song “Thinking Out Loud”.

Sheeran requested to dismiss the lawsuit brought against him by the estate and heirs of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote “Let’s Get It On” with Gaye, but has recently been reject for a U.S. judge.

Judge Louis Stanton said he found “substantial similarities between several of the two works’ musical elements,” including their bass lines and percussion.”

The case will now go before a jury who must decide whether the harmonic rhythm of “Let’s Get It On” is too common to deserve copyright protection and, if not, whether Sheeran violated its copyright.

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Source: Alex Young via Consequence of Sound / Featured Image via David Levene for the Guardian
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