Ed Sheeran Faces $100 Million Lawsuit For Allegedly Copying Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On”
Reportedly, the family of Ed Townsend, the co-writer of Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” believed that “Thinking Out Loud’s” melody, harmony, and rhythmic components were lifted from Gaye’s 1973 hit so they filed a lawsuit in 2016. That same year Sheeran won two Grammy awards for the song.
Now, Structured Asset Sales, a third-party company that purchased 1/3 of the copyright to “Let’s Get It On,” is suing Sheeran for damages and copyright infringement. They’re asking for $100 million.
We all know that Gaye’s music is nothing to play with. Those who lift without permission, end up paying a hefty amount of money.
Listen to both songs below and tells us what you think.