Earlier this month, Ed won a copyright infringement lawsuit over his 2014 single ‘Thinking Out Loud’.


Ed Sheeran has been dismissed from a second copyright lawsuit that was similar in nature to his recent Marvin Gaye trial victory.On Tuesday (16 May), the same judge who presided over the pop singer’s latest win, US District Judge Louis Stanton, reversed his original ruling that the suit filed against Sheeran by Structured Asset Sales LLC over his 2014 song “Thinking Out Loud” deserved to be heard by a jury.“It is an unassailable reality that the chord progression and harmonic rhythm in ‘Let’s Get It On’ are so commonplace, in isolation and in combination, that to protect their combination would give ‘Let’s Get It On’ an impermissible monopoly over a basic musical building block,” Stanton wrote in a statement.

Structured Asset Sales had accused Sheeran’s 2014 single of infringing on the copyright of Gaye’s 1973 anthem “Let’s Get It On”.The company co-owns part of the song with the late songwriter Ed Townsend, whose heirs lost to Sherean in a similar lawsuit weeks prior.