A New York jury has acquitted British singer Ed Sheeran on Thursday for accusation of partial plagiarism in a theme song Let’s get it onafter two weeks of trial in a federal court in Manhattan, as reported by the local press.
When the verdict of the jury was pronounced, Ed Sheeran stood up and hugged his lawyers, who managed to convince the seven members of the jury that the chords of Thinking out loud from 2014 and its resemblance to the Marvin Gaye theme song was a mere coincidence. Next, she addressed the members of the jury and thanked them out loud.
Sheeran had been sued by the estate of Ed Townsend, co-author of the Marvin Gaye song, in a lawsuit dating back to 2017, in which Sheeran even said that he would retire from music if the plaintiffs won the case. During the two weeks that the trial lasted, Ed Sheeran even took a guitar to interpret the controversial song before the jury, in a privileged acoustic performance with which he apparently managed to convince them that there had been no copy in the “progression of chords”.
The trial has taken place with just two weeks to go before the release of his new album and the start of a tour of the United States as part of his world tour. Mathematicsin which he avoided including a stop in New York.
Sheeran, who is promoting his album =will give 21 concerts in the United States and Canada between May 6 (Arlington, Texas) and September 23 (Inglewood, California), with two forays into Canada, on June 17 (Toronto) and September 2 (Vancouver). .
Sheeran included Thinking Out Loud on your drive Xwhich has sold millions of copies.
The singer already won another similar trial in the United Kingdom in March last year for violation of “copyright” in his song “Shape of you”.
On his Twitter account, the singer wrote last year: “The coincidence is bound to happen. If 60,000 songs are posted on Spotify every day, that’s 22 million songs a year. There are only 12 notes available.”
Source: elDiario.es – elDiario.es by www.eldiario.es.
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