Ed Sheeran Is Being Sued For His Track 'Photograph'

Posted at June 9th, 2016 | by Shivani Goel | in

US based musicians Martin Harrington and American Thomas are suing Ed Sheeran for $20 million over copyright issues on his track ‘Photograph‘. They are claiming that it has a similar structure and musical composition to their track which was released by Matt Cardle in 2012. The pair are saying that the chorus of the 2 tracks has 39 identical notes.

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Since ‘Photograph’ has sold more than 3.5 million copies across the world and has also been featured in the movie ‘Me Before You’, there will have to a lot of royalty to be paid if this lawsuit is valid. According to the suit: “Given the striking similarity between the chorus of Amazing and Photograph, (the) defendants knew when writing, publishing, recording, releasing, and distributing Photograph that they were infringing on a pre-existing musical composition. The conduct of (the) defendants has been wilful from the inception of the creation of Photograph. The copying of Amazing by Photograph is breathtaking in its deliberateness, magnitude, and hubris.”

Check out Ed Sheeran‘s ‘Photograph’ and Matt Cradle‘s ‘Amazing’, and tell us what you think.

 

 

Co-writer on ‘Photograph’, Snow Patrol‘s Johnny McDaid is also being sued as well as various divisions of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Warner Music Group and its subsidiary, Atlantic Recording Corporation.

Watch this space for updates.

 

 

Source: BBC

Shivani Goel

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