What's behind Ed Sheeran's $100 million lawsuit?

What's behind Ed Sheeran's $100 million lawsuit?

The pop star is accused of mimicking Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On' in 'Thinking Out Loud'

Ed Sheeran to stand trial in the US after a court determined a jury should decide if he plagiarized portions from Marvin Gaye's 'Let's Get It On'

The 31-year-old was sued in 2018 for allegedly copying a 1973 R&B tune. David Pullman's company, Structured Asset Sales, bought part of Gaye's co-writer Ed Townsend's estate.

Claimants say Sheeran and co-writer Amy Wadge "copied and exploited" the song without permission or credit.

Melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bass line, backing chorus, pace, syncopation, and looping are allegedly duplicated.

Multiple lawsuits include Sheeran. Sheeran's legal team must now prepare for court in the USA after Thursday's judgment.

 Copyright attorneys are hesitant to go to trial because jurors may not comprehend plagiarism law.

Similarities between two songs are not proof of plagiarism, although it can be hard to convince a jury of that.

The $100 million lawsuit against 'Thinking Out Loud' isn't the only one. His business has another case on hold, and a third lawsuit from Townsend's estate is pending.

Ed Sheeran's worth: The complaint seeks $100 million in damages since Sheeran profited from 'Thinking Out Loud'

 The song topped the UK charts in November 2014 and placed second on the Billboard Hot 100 and Canadian Hot 100.

It was a commercial hit and featured on Sheeran's $150 million 2014-2015 global tour.

 The song topped the UK charts in November 2014 and placed second on the Billboard Hot 100 and Canadian Hot 100.

Sheeran's smash records, streaming numbers, and stadium tours have earned him an estimated $200 million.