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Trial Begins into Whether Ed Sheeran Stole Marvin Gaye Classic

Jury selection began Monday in a trial to determine whether British pop star Ed Sheeran plagiarized American music legend Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” in his 2014 hit “Thinking Out Loud.”   

The plaintiffs are the heirs of Ed Townsend, a musician and producer who co-wrote Gaye’s 1973 soul classic.  

They allege that there are “striking similarities and overt common elements” between Gaye’s sultry classic and Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.”   

It’s not the first time Sheeran has been taken to court, as copyright lawsuits in the music industry flourish.    

Sheeran testified in a London court in April last year in a case centered around details ⇒

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