“I did no wrong”

Ed Sheeran has reflected on his recent high-profile theft investigation in a new TV interview.

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A US court ruled on Thursday (May 4) that the pop star did not copy Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get It On’ for his 2014 number one hit ‘Thinking Out Loud’.

Ed Townsend – one of the co-writers of Kay’s classic 1973 track – sued the pop star in 2016 – accusing Sheeran of copying the song from his 2014 hit.

The singer made an appearance earlier today (May 7). CBS Sunday Morning To discuss his new album ‘–’ and the case.

In light of the controversy surrounding the case and the need to pursue success on behalf of all songwriters, Sheeran said: “There are four chords used in pop songs. If you think mathematically of the possibilities of this song having the same chords in this song – there are many, many songs – that are all the same four chords … you get this with every pop song from now on.

“Until that stops, I don’t think it will work because it’s a big money business to take things to court. But you can only get caught if you’ve done something wrong, and I didn’t. I used four chords, the most common chords to use.

Watch the interview here.

Musician Ed Sheeran leaves after the conclusion of his copyright infringement lawsuit in Manhattan Federal Court on May 04, 2023 in New York City. A jury found that Sheeran did not copy Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” in his 2014 hit “Thinking Out Loud” (Credit: Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images).

Earlier this week, Sheeran reportedly took the stand in Manhattan, insisting he would “finish” music if convicted.

The singer-songwriter is now not liable for copyright infringement, with jurors ruling that he “independently” created the song. Sheeran hugged his lawyer after the verdict, while Wadge and his wife, Cheri Seabourne, broke down in tears (via). Guardian)

Sheeran told reporters outside court: “I’m very pleased with the outcome of the case and it seems I don’t have to take time off from my day job. But at the same time I’m incredibly disappointed that such baseless claims are being allowed to go to court.

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He also said being accused of plagiarizing someone else’s song was “disastrous”, describing himself as “a guy with a guitar who likes to write music for people to enjoy” and who “wouldn’t let anyone be a piggy bank”. ”.

This week also saw the premiere of Sheeran’s new documentary Ed Sheeran: The sum of it allAnd the release of his new album ‘–’.

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