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Fact #151993


Short story:

It is announced that Ed Sheeran is being sued by the family of Ed Townsend for copyright infringement. Townsend's family allege that Sheeran's song, Thinking Out Loud, plagiarises elements of Marvin Gaye's 1973 hit Let's Get It On, which was co-written by Townsend.

Full article:

Stuart Camp (manager, Ed Sheeran) : When you get as big as Ed, you become a target for that. There are teams of lawyers employed to do nothing but that.
(Source : interview with Johnny Black for Audience magazine, May 2017)