To prove his innocence and in the middle of the trial. Ed Sheeran sang the song he is accuse of plagiarising with his guitar.
Ed Sheeran is one of the most popular artists in the world. His songs have gained millions of plays on major digital music platforms. Now, his name has trended on social media as the British singer. In the midst of a plagiarism lawsuit, pulled out his guitar to sing ‘Thinking Out Loud’.
Ed Sheeran sings in court to defend
Ed Sheeran is accuse of copying elements of Marvin Gaye’s ‘Let’s Get. It On’ for his 2014 hit ‘Thinking Out Loud’. The plaintiffs claim that the melody, rhythm and harmony of the European artist’s song are too similar to the American songwriter’s work.
In the trial, which was being held in a Manhattan federal court. Ed Sheeran’s lawyers have argue that ‘Thinking Out Loud. Is an original work and that any similarity to ‘Let’s Get It On’ is purely accidental. To prove it, and at the suggestion of his defenders. The musician decide to take his guitar and sing a live version of the song in court.
himself against plagiarism charges
Ed Sheeran and the reactions on social networks
The reactions on social media were not long in coming. Ed Sheeran’s performance was praise by many, who highlighted his talent as a musician and his ability to perform live in any situation.
This is not the first plagiarism case Ed Sheeran has been involve in. In 2017, the British singer was accused of plagiarising the song ‘Photograph’, which led to an out-of-court settlement with the plaintiffs.