Ed Sheeran Is Being Sued For A Shed Load Of Money Over Song ‘Photograph’
Ed Sheeran is facing a $20 million bill over his song Photograph.
It would seem a day doesn’t go by where someone isn’t being sued for copyright infringement.
Hot off the heels off the recent Justin Bieber and Skrillex lawsuit comes Ed Sheeran who is facing a hefty $20 million bill over his track ‘Photograph’.
Songwriters Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard are claiming that the track is a ‘note-for-note’ match to their song ‘Amazing,’ sung by 2010 X Factor winner Matt Cardle.
The lawsuit reads: "The chorus sections of Amazing and the infringing Photograph share 39 identical notes – meaning the notes are identical in pitch, rhythmic duration, and placement in the measure.
"The songs' similarities reach the very essence of the work. The similarities go beyond substantial, which is itself sufficient to establish copyright infringement, and are in fact striking.
"The similarity of words, vocal style, vocal melody, melody, and rhythm are clear indicators, among other things, that Photograph copies Amazing."
In other suing related news, an independent filmmaker is has filed a suit against Beyonce for ‘Lemonade’.
Matthew Fulks is claiming that the visual album is ‘substantially similar’ to his film short Palinoia.
In legal documents obtained by THR.com, Fulks list nine instances where viuals from Palinoia have been ‘parroted’ by the Lemonade’s promotional video.
The complaints include 'graffiti and persons with heads down,' 'red persons with eyes obscured,' 'parking garage,' 'stairwell,' 'black and white eyes,' 'title card screens,' 'the grass scene,' 'feet on the street,' 'side-lit ominous figures.'