Ed Sheeran sued over song’s similarities between Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get it On’ and his ‘Thinking Out Loud’
Beneficiaries of the composer for Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” sued British artist Ed Sheeran on Tuesday, asserting his hit tune “Verbally processing” duplicates center components of the late soul vocalist’s 1973 track.
The copyright encroachment claim was recorded by the beneficiaries of Ed Townsend, who co-composed the verses to “How about we Get It On” in 1973 and made its musical organization, as per the grievance documented in government court in the Southern District of New York.
Delegates for respondents Sheeran, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, and Atlantic Records did not quickly react to demands for input.
The claim, which requests harms to be evaluated at a jury trial, contends that the symphonious movements, melodic and musical components key to “How about we Get It On” shaped the structure of Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.”
“The Defendants replicated the “heart” of “Let”s” and rehashed it persistently all through ‘Considering,'” the claim said. “The melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic compositions of ‘Thinking’ are substantially and/or strikingly similar to the drum composition of ‘Let’s.'”