SEETHING Ed Sheeran is suing after he was blocked from receiving any royalties from his No 1 smash Shape of You. The 27-year-old megastar has not pocketed a penny from the song — last year’s best-selling single — since May 10 following a complaint by a little-known songwriter. Musician Sam Chokri, 25, claimed the hit tune, said to have amassed £20million in revenue, is a copy of his 2015 track Oh Why. And he has won a ruling from the Performing Rights Society, which decides on royalty payouts. The PRS decided to put the hit “into suspense” in May after considering an expert report submitted by Chokri, of Reading, and songwriter pal Ross O’Donoghue. The decision means Ed has had no money from his song being broadcast or performed. The star, who has sold more than 26million albums worldwide, has launched a lawsuit to claw back the cash. In a writ filed at London’s High Court, his lawyers say Chokri and … [Read more...] about Angry Ed Sheeran sues after ban on royalties from £20m hit
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ED Sheeran is being sued after accusations he has copied parts of Marvin Gaye’s song Let’s Get It On – but how much is the singer worth? By Ariane Sohrabi-Shiraz / Published 29th June 2018 Ed Sheeran is currently on a world tour promoting his new album, ÷, or Divide.The Divide Tour has seen him play sell-out venues, starting in Turin, Italy on March 16, 2017.The Castle on the Hill singer will end the tour in Cape Town, South Africa on March 27, 2019.Now Sheeran is being sued for a massive $100million (£76.4million).Structured Asset Sales (SAS) have claimed in legal documents in the US that the singer’s song Thinking Out Loud, released in 2014, rips off “the melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bass line, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping” of the 1973 classic Let’s Get It On. GETTY ED SHEERAN: The singer is being sued for a massive £76.4million SAS owns one third of the copyright of the smash hit, and are now … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran net worth: How much is singer sued over Marvin Gaye copying claims worth?
Newsbeat 29 June 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-44653107 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Ed Sheeran is being sued for $100m (£76.4m) for allegedly copying parts of Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On.It's alleged the singer ripped … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran sued for ‘copying’ Let’s Get It On
Ed Sheeran is reportedly being sued for $100m (£76.4m) after being accused of ripping off a classic Marvin Gaye hit on his No.1 single ‘Thinking Out Loud’. Legal documents filed in the US allege the Brit singer copied “the melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bass line, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping” of Gaye’s 1973 classic ‘Let’s Get It On’. According to TMZ, the claim has been filed by a company called Structured Asset Sales - which owns one-third of the copyright of Gaye’s song. It’s not the first time Ed has faced legal action over ‘Thinking Out Loud’ - but he has always denied the allegations. Marvin Gaye co-wrote ‘Let’s Get It On’ with US singer Edward Townsend - who died in 2003. The daughter of Mr Townsend sued Ed in 2016, also claiming ‘Thinking Out Loud’ copied ‘Let’s Get It On’. ‘Thinking Out Loud’ hit the top spot in the … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran ‘Being Sued For £76m For Copying Marvin Gaye Song On Thinking Out Loud’
Lifestyle / Entertainment / Music by Press Association 27/06/2018, 2:54 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Ed Sheeran has joked about having to take two toilet breaks during a recent gig – saying it was far better than the alternative. The singer, 27, nipped off stage twice in Cardiff, after performing Galway Girl and then three songs later, in the middle of Photograph. He tells Friday’s debut episode of The Big Narstie Show: “I’ve never done that before. “When you gotta go, you gotta go. I thought interrupting a show, to be like, ‘I’m going off stage’, is far better than a picture in the paper the next day of…”, to which the Channel 4 show’s co-host, comedian Mo Gilligan quipped “pissing at your fans”. The singer added: “I was only off stage for a minute…. I was playing, I was singing, but it was getting worse and worse and … [Read more...] about Ed Sheeran on leaving stage for loo breaks: When you gotta go, you gotta go