Ed Sheeran sued for copying ‘Let’s get It On’

Last Updated: Jun 29 2018 13:10

MUSIC- Shape of You hitmaker Ed Sheeran has been sued for $100m (£76.4m) for allegedly copying Marvin Gaye’s classic ‘Let’s Get It On’.

This claim has been filed by a company called Structured Asset Sales - which owns part of the copyright of Gaye's song.

The legal documents allege that Sheeran copied sections of the 1973 classic for his hit “Thinking Out Loud”. “It copies the melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bass line, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping".

The heirs of US singer Edward Townsend who co-wrote ‘Let’s get It On’ also sued Ed over the song in 2016. It’s not certain whether that case was resolved or not.

This is not the first time Sheeran has been dragged in a copyright case. Last year, Sheeran settled a $20m (£13.8m) copyright infringement claim against him in the US over his hit song Photograph.