Ed Sheeran Being Sued $20M for Photograph

Ed Sheeran Being Sued $20M for Photograph

Nobody is safe anymore these days. According to news sources Ed Sheeran is being hit with a $20M copyright lawsuit over his song “Photograph”. Matt Cardle is claiming a strong similarity in the chorus of his song “Amazing” (2012) and Sheeran’s 2015 track “Photograph”. Have a listen to both:

Ed Sheeran - "Photograph" (2015)
Matt Cardle - "Amazing" (2012)

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5 thoughts on “Ed Sheeran Being Sued $20M for Photograph

  1. avatarTravis

    and this one is a no brainer

    notes AND singing are pretty damn near identical

    i love how alot of posts i see on lawsuits now are something like this

    “theres only so many notes so its going to happen”

    “that other song sucks.. this one is better”

    too bad it comes down to who has the better lawyers.. and the writers for “amazing” have the lawyer marvin gayes family had for the blurred lines lawsuit.. i think sheeran is screwed


  2. avatarTheHappySpaceman

    I think Ed Sheeran might also get in trouble for “Thinking Out Loud,” the guitar chords of which sound suspiciously like “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye… who, between this, Blurred Lines and that song by Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth, is coming back into popularity for some reason.

    Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp-EO5I60KA
    Marvin Gaye – “Let’s Get It On” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqkwykA4iFw



    Mark Adams Reply:

    I’m pretty sure one can’t be sued over a chord progression and in a lot of cases it’s a common musical idea.


  3. avatarAlison Kiely

    What about Paul Weller’s “The Changing Man ” and ELO’S “10538 Overture “. Just listening to ELO in Hyde Park and the similarity is unbelievable


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