“Ed Sheeran Takes the Stand in Marvin Gaye Copyright Trial: Music Industry on High Alert”

Ed Sheeran’s copyright trial over “Thinking Out Loud” versus Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” has begun at the Manhattan federal court. The singer-songwriter arrived in a suit and tie, causing a media frenzy with an army of photographers and reporters waiting outside the courthouse.

Ed Sheeran Takes the Stand in Marvin Gaye Copyright

Sheeran is expected to testify in the case filed in 2017 by the heirs of Ed Townsend, Marvin’s cowriter for the 1973 hit. The lawsuit accuses Sheeran of copying the soul classic for his massive 2014 ballad.

The trial will focus on the underlying musical composition of the two songs, specifically the melody, harmony, and rhythm. In addition, the jury will compare Sheeran’s hit song to Marvin Gaye’s classic. This high-profile case has been delayed multiple times, but it has finally made it to court and is expected to last up to two weeks.

The outcome of this case could have far-reaching implications for the music industry, and all eyes are on the trial. Sheeran is just one of the witnesses expected to take the stand, and his testimony will play a crucial role in the case. We will keep you updated on the proceedings as the trial progresses.