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Ed Sheeran says he will be filming his songwriting sessions to protect his work after court case

Summary: Ed Sheeran recently won a copyright case over his 2017 song ‘Shape of You.’

Ed Sheeran says he will be filming his songwriting sessions to protect his work after court case-Toff C.
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04/12/2022 06:18 PM
Ed Sheeran says he will be filming his songwriting sessions to protect his work after court case
Photo credits: @teddysphotos on Instagram

Ed Sheeran said that he will be filming everything from now on when he creates music. 

The singer recently won a copyright case over his 2017 song "Shape of You" after artist Sami Switch claimed that Ed plagiarized his song "Oh Why."

On April 6, the judge concluded that Ed "neither deliberately nor subconsciously copied" the song of Sami.


After winning the case, Ed posted a video on his Instagram page saying how "baseless claims" like this are damaging to the songwriting industry.

"Whilst we're obviously happy with the result, I feel like claims like this are way too common now and have become a culture where a claim is made with the idea that a settlement will be cheaper than taking it to court, even if there is no basis for the claim. It's really damaging to the songwriting industry," he remarked. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos)

He further explained, "There's only so many notes and very few chords used in pop music. Coincidence is bound to happen if 60,000 songs are being released every day on Spotify. That's 22 million songs a year, and there's only 12 notes that are available."

Ed wrote "Shape of You" with Snow Patrol's Johnny McDaid.

"I just want to say I am not an entity. I'm not a corporation. I'm a human being. I'm a father. I'm a husband. I'm a son. Lawsuits are not a pleasant experience and I hope with this ruling, it means in the future, baseless claims like this could be avoided... Hopefully we can all go back to writing songs rather than proving that we can write them," he added. 

In a recent interview with BBC, Ed said that he will be filming his writing sessions from this point to protect his work. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos)

"Now I just film everything, everything is on film. We've had claims coming through on the songs and we go, well here's the footage and you watch. You'll see there's nothing there," he said. 

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Ed also added that defending his work "Shape of You" in court was not about money. 

"It's not about money. This is about heart and honesty. Win or lose we have to go to court. We have to stand up for what we thought was right," he remarked.