Ed Sheeran Is Going To Quit Mu...


Ed Sheeran Is Going To Quit Music If He Loses This 'Insulting' Trial

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This would be horrible.

Ed Sheeran has said he'll give up music for good if he loses his latest copyright trial.

Ed Townsend co-wrote Marvin Gaye's 1973 hit Let's Get It On. The heirs to his estate are looking for $100 million as they've claimed Ed copied 'the heart' of the hit when he wrote Thinking Out Loud.


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Ed called it an insult to be accused of copying other people's work.

When asked what toll the trial was taking on him, Ed admit that he'll "done" with music if he's found guilty.

"I find it really insulting to devote my whole life to being a performer and a songwriter and have someone diminish it," Ed said.

"If [a guilty verdict] happens, I'm done. I'm stopping."


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Why do they think Ed copied Marvin Gaye?

The heirs of Ed Townsend's estate used a video of Ed at a gig, playing a mash-up of Thinking Out Loud and Let's Get It On to prove the similarities between the two.

But Ed fought back, explaining how common mash-ups are.

"I mash up songs at lots of gigs. Many songs have similar chords. You can go from Let It Be to No Woman No Cry and switch back,' he said.

"And quite frankly, if I'd done what you're accusing me of doing, I'd be quite an idiot to stand on a stage in front of 20,000 people and do that [mash-up]."


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This isn't the first time Ed has found himself caught up in the middle of a copyright trial.

He won a case last year, where it was claimed he had ripped off Sami Switch when he wrote Shape Of You. 

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