Thinking Out Loud (Lets Get It On) by Ed Sheeran

One more thing: This isn’t Ed Sheeran’s first copyright rodeo

“I feel like claims like this are way too common now and have become a culture where a claim is made with the idea that a settlement will be cheaper than taking it to court, even if there is no basis for the claim... It’s really damaging to the songwriting industry. There’s only so many notes and very few chords used in pop music. Coincidence is bound to happen if 60,000 songs are being released every day on Spotify. That’s 22 million songs a year. And there’s only 12 notes that are available.”

Ed Sheeran, after winning a copyright battle (pdf) in the UK in June 2022 over his 2017 hit song “Shape of You”. The two artists who sued him were ordered to pay Sheeran $1.1 million in legal fees.


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