Ed Sheeran Accused Of Ripping Off Hit Aussie Songwriters
Ed Sheeran has copped another plagiarism lawsuit and this time, it's two Aussie songwriters who are taking on the superstar singer-songwriter.
Sheeran, who co-wrote country couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s duet The Rest Of Our Life, is being sued by Australian songwriters Sean Carey and Beau Golden, claiming the song is “blatant copying” of their song When I Found You.
A clever clogs on YouTube has mashed the two songs together, do you think Ed has a case to answer?
Aussie country singer Jasmine Rae recorded the song in 2014 and now the complaint aimed at Sheeran claims that “The copying is, in many instances, verbatim, note-for-note copying of original elements of the song, and is obvious to the ordinary observer,”
Sheeran’s co-writers, Johnny McDaid, Steve Mac and Amy Wadge, are also named in the lawsuit, which is claiming a whopping $6.3 million in damages.
Take a listen to the song Ed co-wrote.
Here's the Jasmine Ray song
Do you think they sound similar?