Ed Sheeran sued in the US for plagiarism of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On"
British star Ed Sheeran is being sued by the estate of the late Ed Townsend, the producer who co-wrote "Let’s Get It On" with Marvin Gaye. Sheeran tried to have the lawsuit dismissed but his request was rejected by Judge Stanton, who announced on January 3rd that the case would be decided by a US jury.
Sheeran has denied the alleged copyright infringement, while Judge Stanton cited “substantial similarities” between musical parts of his 2014 single, which won the 2015 Grammy for Song Of The Year, and Gaye’s "Let’s Get It On", including the respective tracks’ percussion and bass lines. Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Sheeran’s label Atlantic Records are also named as defendants.