Legal documents have been filed in the US over the infringement of Marvin GayeÂs hit record ÂLetÂs Get It OnÂ from the 1970s, by none other than Ed Sheeran with his Grammy award winning track ÂThinking Out LoudÂ.
This is a claim that has been filed by Structured Asset Sales who own a third of the copyright to LetÂs Get It On, which was co-written between Gaye and Edward Townsend. Although, it turns out that this isnÂt the first claim against Sheeran for Thinking Out Loud ripping off LetÂs Get It On, after the family of Marvin Gaye and Edward Townsend separately filed lawsuits in 2016, a claim that Sheeran has repeatedly denied.
The legal documents allege that Thinking Out Loud copies Âthe melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bass line, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and loopingÂ. This isnÂt the first time Ed Sheeran has been sued by people claiming he has infringed on particular tracks. As previously reported, in 2017 Sheeran paid a whopping Â£13.8m to songwriters Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard to settle a claim that he copied their song ÂAmazingÂ by Matt Cardle, with his hit ÂPhotographÂ.
We shall watch this case very closely, as it is believed to be a suit worth over Â£76.4m.