Ed Sheeran To Face The Gaye Estate In Court Over Copyright Lawsuit

Not lengthy after leaving a deflated Robin Thickein their wake, the Marvin Gaye property is trying to make brief work of megastar Ed Sheeran. As you would possibly know, Sheeran has been entangled in a authorized battle with the Gayes, which initially stemmed on account of similarities between his “Thinking Out Loud,” and Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.” Now, it might seem that Sheeran’s destiny shall be left as much as the whims of a jury, because the case is formally set to see trial. 

A report from MSNBC states that U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton has uncared for Sheeran’s efforts to dismiss the lawsuit, which could not bode properly for the beloved singer. By this level, Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” has already secured two Grammy wins since showing on 2014’s X, and has solidified itself as a vital addition to the Ed canon. Yet Judge Stanton has deemed the similarities with “Let’s Get It On” to be notable sufficient for a extra thorough evaluation. 

With the trial set to go down within the close to future, Sheeran, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Atlantic Records need to keep away from paying as much as $100 million in sought-after damages. Of course, music lawsuits of this nature can typically really feel considerably divisive, as chord progressions merely can’t be copywritten. Yet ought to Sheeran take the L, it is probably bounce-back will not be tough. It’s truthful to dub him one of many greatest artists on the planet, and he is nonetheless within the strategy of plotting his subsequent transfer. Let’s see how this one shakes out.