Ed Sheeran Wins Copyright Lawsuit

This is an update to Did Ed Sheeran rip “Shape of You” chorus from Sami Switch?

Ed Sheeran made it out of this one and the courts are on his side.

According to Variety:

A U.K. High Court ruled on Wednesday that Sheeran had not plagiarised the 2015 song “Oh Why” by Sami Chokri.

In his ruling, Judge Antony Zacaroli said that Sheeran had “neither deliberately nor subconsciously copied” Chokri’s work. He added that there were “similarities between the one-bar phrase” in “Shape of You” and “Oh Why,” saying, “such similarities are only a starting point for a possible infringement” of copyright.

After studying both songs, Zacaroli concluded that there were “differences between the relevant parts” of the songs, which “provide compelling evidence that the ‘Oh I’ phrase” in “Shape of You “originated from sources other than ‘Oh Why.’”

Have a listen to both choruses right here:

More Ed Sheeran Soundalikes here:

Ed Sheeran, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill sued for “The Rest of Our Life” (Settled)

Ed Sheeran being sued for Thinking Out Loud

Ed Sheeran Being Sued $20M for Photograph

Ed Sheeran vs. Yacht vs. The Rolling Stones

Full songs on YouTube here:

 

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Dua Lipa Getting Sued TWICE for “Levitating”

Well this is interesting. According to TMZ and Complex Dua Lipa is actually getting sued by two different artists for her hit “Levitating”(2020). The funny thing is when I first heard the track all I thought of was The Bee Gees’ “Stayin Alive” (1977)

Dua Lipa – “Levitating” (2020)

 

Miguel Bosé – Don Diablo
Skip to about :20

 

Listen to Artikal Sound System – “Live Your Life” (2017) on TMZ

And finally:

Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive (1977)

In particular the chorus:

Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother
You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’
And we’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive

YouTuber Adam Neely does a great music theory breakdown of the “Live Your Life” vs. “Levitating”

You might also want to check out this article about Dua Lipa and INXS

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Sam Smith Sued For “Dancing With A Stranger”

According to Rolling Stone Sam Smith is being sued for his massive 2019 hit “Dancing with a Stranger”. It seems that a group of songwriters lead by Jordan Vincent published a very similar sounding song in 2015 which also bears a very similar name – “Dancing With a Stranger”.

Here is a side-by-side comparison that seems to have originated from the lawsuit:

 

Full Videos Below:

Sam Smith, Normani – “Dancing With A Stranger” (2019)

 

Jordan Vincent – “Dancing With Strangers” (Original Release 2015)

See Also:

Sam Smith vs. Tom Petty

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