Ed sheeran sued for copying Marvin Gaye’s ‘let’s get it on’


Ed Sheeran is being sued for $100m (£76.4m) for allegedly sampling Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On.

Pop british singer Ed sheeran is being sued in new for copying Marvin Gaye’s rhythm, style, beat in his song “thinking out loud” which sold massively on it’s release. He was believed to have duplicated some parts of the 1973 classic for his number one hit ‘Thinking Out Loud’.

Ed is being sued for not seeking the consent of those concerned before sampling Marvin Gaye’s song that was released way back . The case filed in the US Court alleges he copied “the melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bass line, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping”.

He has faced legal actions before now over this same song.
The claim was filed by a company called Structured Asset Sales – it owns part of the copyright of Gaye’s song.
Last year, Ed settled a $20m (£13.8m) copyright infringement claim against him in the US over his hit song Photograph.