US jury to rule on whether Ed Sheeran copied Marvin Gaye hit

A US judge has ruled a jury will decide whether or not Ed Sheeran is guilty of ripping off Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On for his hit Thinking Out Loud.
District Judge Louis Stanton rejected Sheeran’s request to dismiss the lawsuit and in a decision made public on Thursday said there were “substantial similarities between several of the two works’ musical elements”.
Let’s Get It On was released in 1973 while Sheeran’s Grammy-winning Thinking Out Loud was included on the British artist’s X album in 2014.
The lawsuit was brought by the estate and heirs of late producer Ed Townsend, who... read more

 
4 January 2019 in Lifestyle, Views: 41
Source: Scotsman
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