Saturday 24 September 2016

Ed Sheeran 'copied' R&B classic Let's Get It On, says co-writer's family

Published 10/08/2016 | 14:01

Ed Sheeran is being sued by the family of co-writer of Marvin Gayes Lets Get It On (AP)
Ed Sheeran is being sued by the family of co-writer of Marvin Gayes Lets Get It On (AP)

The family of a co-writer of Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On is suing Ed Sheeran, claiming the British singer-songwriter's hit, Thinking Out Loud, sounds too much like the soul classic.

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The lawsuit filed by the family of Ed Townsend claims Sheeran copied the "heart" of Let's Get It On and repeated it continuously throughout Thinking Out Loud.

It says Sheeran continued to perform the song even after he was notified of the copyright infringement claim last year.

The family is demanding a jury trial and compensation for damages.

The suit also names Thinking Out Loud co-writer Amy Wadge, producer Jake Gosling, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Atlantic Records, Warner Bros and others.

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