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Ed Sheeran Entangled In USD$20 Million Lawsuit

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Singer-Songwriter Ed Sheeran's popular hit "'Photograph' has just landed him in the middle of a copyright infringement lawsuit that could cost him USD$20 Million. More than 1/3 of his Forbes estimated net worth.

According to the lawsuit, Ed Sheeran's hit shares a similar structure to the song "Amazing" which was written by Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard in 2009 and released by former X-Factor winner Matt Cardle in 2012.


The lawsuit initiated by Martin Harrington & Thomas Leonard states:

"Given the striking similarity between the chorus of Amazing and Photograph, (the) defendants knew when writing, publishing, recording, releasing, and distributing Photograph that they were infringing on a pre-existing musical composition."



The court documents include chorus cord structure comparisons between the two songs.




Have a listen for yourselves -


Ed Sheeran: Photograph


Matt Cardle: Amazing


(Image Credit: Belfast Telegraph)

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