Ed Sheeran being sued for hit song “Photograph”
It’s a song that most of us will be familiar with, but now Ed Sheeran’s “Photograph” could come at a cost as the singer is now being sued for $20m (£13.8m) by two California based musicians.
Songwriters Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard claim that a song they wrote for Matt Cardle, named “Amazing”, has almost the same structure as Sheeran’s “Photograph”. According to official documents, the two songs share 39 identical notes and have almost the same chord structure. The pair claim that even someone with limited knowledge of music could instantly recognise the similarities between the two songs by looking at the notes.
"Amazing” was released a year before “Photograph” but failed to reach the success of Ed Sheeran’s song which sold 3.5 million copies worldwide.
The musicians are being represented by Richard Busch, the same lawyer who won a case for Marvin Gaye’s family when he sued Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over their song “Blurred Lines”.