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    by » Mon August 26th, 2019, 15:37



    Ed Sheeran’s Shape Of You royalties suspended as he’s accused of ‘being in the habit’ of copying other artists’ songs

    Ed Sheeran is not currently receiving any royalties for his hit Shape Of You, after being accused of ‘appropriating’ other people’s music.

    The 28-year-old has been hit with fresh allegations which accusing him of being ‘consciously or subconsciously in the habit of appropriating the compositional skill and labour of other songwriters’. Sheeran has denied the allegations.

    Documents lodged at the High Court cite claims from musician Sam Chokri, who is fighting Sheeran in court over allegations that the songwriter copied the chorus for Shape Of You from Chokri’s 2015 song Oh Why.

    Chokri, 26, alleges that he sent the track to Sheeran’s ‘circle’ in an attempt to work with the megastar, but claims he later heard it on Shape Of You – which was the biggest selling single of 2017 in the UK and has generated an estimated £20 million in revenues.

    In his claim, Chokri also alleges that Ed has used material from other artists in his music, including TLC, Jasmine Rae and Shaggy.

    He claims that Sheeran was forced to include Shaggy in the writing credits of Liam Payne’s song Strip That Down, which he co-wrote, for using part of the melody from It Wasn’t Me, as well as giving Kandi Burress, Tamkea Cottle and Kevin ‘She’kspere’ Briggs credits due to similarities to No Scrubs.

    These allegations come after Sheeran launched his own claim against Chokri after the little-known musician won a ruling from the Performing Rights Society after he set out a case for copyright infringement. Royalties for Shape Of You have been suspended pending a court decision.

    Sheeran – who recently released his new album No 6 Collaborations Project – alleges that Chokri damaged his reputation and blocked his revenue streams, and denies the allegations against him.

    These new claims come after Wiley called out Ed – who is worth £160 million – as a ‘culture vulture’.

    The Godfather of Grime tweeted: ‘Ed knows this when I hear him on grime in 2019 I will have loads to say he already knew which means he knew what he was doing but #Dead Cos you don’t care about grime #Folk you breaded stormzy.’

    metro.co.uk/2019/08/26/ed-sheerans-royalties-blocked-accused-habit-stealing-artists-songs-10632028/
    The second high profile plagiarism case against Ed, following this one last year.

    This is the song in question that he's alleged to have plagiarised:


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    by » Mon August 26th, 2019, 16:11

    Ed Sheeran's two chords merchant, so no wonder all of those had already been used at some point.
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    by » Mon August 26th, 2019, 16:14

    Quote Originally Posted by heppolo View Post
    Ed Sheeran's two chords merchant, so no wonder all of those had already been used at some point.
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    by » Mon August 26th, 2019, 16:17

    There’s certainly little original about his music, I mean the TLC thing was blatant.

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    by » Tue August 27th, 2019, 00:59

    Maybe he doesnt quite understand the concept of sampling yet where you give credit where its due

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    by » Tue August 27th, 2019, 12:28

    Quote Originally Posted by SpyVsSpy View Post
    Maybe he doesnt quite understand the concept of sampling yet where you give credit where its due
    He'll need to understand the concept of originality first.

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    by » Tue August 27th, 2019, 14:02

    TLC are already credited on the track... Chill people
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    by » Tue August 27th, 2019, 14:05

    Quote Originally Posted by DnBLover View Post
    TLC are already credited on the track... Chill people
    They got credited later on once the comparisons started.

    https://www.billboard.com/amp/articl...of-you-credits

    It took him two and a half months after SOY got released to credit them.
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    by » Tue August 27th, 2019, 14:13

    Quote Originally Posted by beredy View Post
    They got credited later on once the comparisons started.

    https://www.billboard.com/amp/articl...of-you-credits

    It took him two and a half months after SOY got released to credit them.
    Yea so it's not like he is difficult person to discuss this about
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    by » Tue August 27th, 2019, 14:15

    Quote Originally Posted by Loveguru View Post
    Yea so it's not like he is difficult person to discuss this about
    Or he realized TLC is a bigger artist than some random nobody singer songwriter?
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    by » Tue August 27th, 2019, 14:26

    Looks like Sami Switch is gonna get a nice little payout. The hook is blatantly the same.

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    by » Wed August 28th, 2019, 04:36

    Ed sheeran is helping unknown singers get recognition and income :p

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