“Note for note…” Ed Sheeran named in plagarism lawsuit for hit song

Do you hear the resemblance?

Ed Sheeran concert at Croke Park

Ed Sheeran has been named in a plagiarism lawsuit for a hit song that he co-wrote for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

The lawsuit states that the song The Rest of Our Life, written by Ed and performed by the US country music couple sounds hugely like a song by Australian country music star Jasmine Rae.

When I Found You, written by Sydney songwriters Sean Carey and Beau Golden, is the song in question, with the writers claiming that the similarities between it and the Ed Sheeran song are “obvious to the ordinary observer,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Sheeran’s co-writers Johnny McDaid, Steve Mac, and Amy Wadge are also named in the suit, as well as other publishers.

The plagiarism suit is seeking $5m in damages as well as an injunction, so that the song will be blocked permanently.

Neither Ed, nor Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have made statements on the case so far.

Do you think the two songs sound alike?

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