It’s a brand new yr, and with that new yr we now have one other new lawsuit wherein somebody has accused Ed Sheeran of ripping off their track. Fortunately, he’s not alone this time, because the lawsuit issues a track he co-wrote for Tim McGraw and Religion Hill—each of whom are additionally named within the grievance. This comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which says Australian songwriters Sean Carey and Beau Golden consider that the McGraw/Hill/Sheeran joint “The Relaxation Of Our Life” is a “blatant” copy of their 2014 track “After I Discovered You” that may be “apparent to the unusual observer.”
Carey and Golden are being represented by Richard Busch, the lawyer who received the “Blurred Strains” lawsuit for Marvin Gaye’s household and who additionally lately confronted off in opposition to Sheeran in a lawsuit over his track “.” Sheeran ended up settling in that case, with the THR story noting that he gave up a “vital share of royalties” as a part of the deal. Shortly earlier than agreeing to that settlement, he additionally granted a songwriting credit score on his hit “Form Of You” to “No Scrubs” writers Kandi Burruss, Tameka Cottle, and Kevin Briggs, getting out forward of any lawsuits which may have in any other case popped up.
This information comes as there’s additionally been some type of dialogue between Lana Del Rey and Radiohead’s folks, together with her saying that the band’s attorneys wished “100 p.c” of the publishing rights to her track “Get Free” over its similarities to “Creep”—a declare that the band’s attorneys have largely denied. Maybe that is only a scorching time of the yr for giant music-based copyright infringement lawsuits?
You may hear “The Relaxation Of Our Life” and “After I Discovered You” beneath.