Ed Sheeran says ‘101 songs with the same chord sequence’ helped him win ‘Thinking Out Loud’ lawsuit

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in his first interview since Wins “Thinking Out Loud” Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Last week, Ed Sheeran Says “Good Morning America” Why does he think the jury believes he didn't copy Marvin Gaye's 1973 hit “Let's Get On” for his song?

It was “101 songs with the same chord sequence, and that was just, kind of scratching the surface,” he said, adding that the jury was “very quick to look at it and be like, ‘Oh, yeah.'” (Sheeran) ) That number seems to have been chosen at random to depict the crowd.)

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Despite a lawsuit brought by the family of the late Ed Townsend, Gaye's co-writer on the song, Sheeran was steadfast in his denial that he had taken from Gaye's song. While Sheeran's song misses the tempo and chord progression of Gaye's hit, ultimately his testimony and even a performance of the song, solo on acoustic guitar, helped sway the jury in his favor during the trial. . He even mixed it with other songs which are generally similar.

When asked what inspired him to bring his guitar to court, Sheeran said, “I've wanted to do it for ages since it came out, but you have to do due diligence in court,” Sheeran said. said of his performance on the court. “So I just waited and knew I would have my day to explain it and didn't rush anything.”

A New York jury deliberated for just over three hours to reach its verdict on Thursday. Outside the courtroom, Sheeran said, “These chords are simple building blocks that were used to make music long before ‘Let's Get It On' was written and will continue to make music long after we're all gone.” will be used for. They are in a songwriter's ‘alphabet', our toolkit, and should be there for all of us to use. No one owns them or the way they are played, just any blue is not the owner of Watch full interview Here,

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Also on Tuesday, the Academy of Country Music Awards announced that Sheeran will perform on the show, which will be hosted by country music icons Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks and air Thursday at 7 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. CT.

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