We said this one would play out. Now, a musicology expert has told London’s High Court that Ed Sheeran‘s ‘Shape Of You’ is “coincidentally similar” and bears “distinctive differences” to the song the singer is accused of copying... whilst another musicologist noticed melodic similarities “so numerous and striking that the possibility of independent creation is… highly improbable."
That helps. Artist Sami Switch, who Sheeran is accused of plagiarising, said this week that he felt “belittled” by Ed Sheeran’s lawyers. “I feel like I’ve been robbed by someone I respect, or respected,” he told the court. “All I wanted to do was ask for an explanation. If I’d had one we wouldn’t have had to go through with this rubbish.” Royalties from ‘Shape Of You’, estimated to be worth £20 million, have been frozen since Sami and his co-writer issued a claim for “copyright infringement, damages and an account of profits in relation to the alleged infringement” in July 2018. This ain't over yet, folks. Via NME