Ed Sheeran Will Stop Charging "Shape of You" Royalties for Copyright Infringements


This is the best and the worst moment for the singer and songwriter's career Ed Sheeran.

The British pop star recently announced that she will take an 18-month break after having made a two-year world tour that allowed her to enter $ 175 million. But at the same time, Sheeran faces another case of copyright infringement.

This situation will not allow you to receive royalties from your hit song "Shape of You." Currently, the song has more than 4,300 million views on YouTube at the time of writing these lines.

Musician Sam Chokri states that Sheeran created the chorus of "Shape of You" based on Chokri's song "Oh Why," which was released in 2015. Chokri says he had sent this song to Sheeran's team as a means to potentially collaborate with Sheeran. Sheeran denies the claim and says that Choki is not only blocking the income that belongs to him, but also damaging his reputation.

“Shape of You” was the best selling song in the UK during 2017. But Sheeran will not receive more money until the court makes a decision on this case, which will not happen until at least 2020.

This is not the first time Ed Sheeran has had to face copyright issues.

Ed Townsend, who wrote “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye, has also sued Sheeran. Townsend states that Sheeran used “important harmonic progressions and rhythmic elements” of the song “Let’s Get It On” on Sheeran’s hit song “Thinking Out Loud,” which was released in 2014.

Chokri further states that Sheeran has stolen music from Shaggy and TLC. He claims that Shaggy now owns Liam Payne's song "Strip That Down," which originally belonged to Payne and Sheeran, because the song copied part of Shaggy's "It Wasn’t Me" tune.

Ed Sheeran has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, and has won more than 100 awards, including 4 Grammys. His most recent tour called “÷ Tour” was attended by more than 8 million people and raised almost $ 750 million.

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