victorious in court, he gets a million euros

After winning his trial in April, Ed Sheeran receives nearly a million euros in damages.

Another victory for Ed Sheeran. In early April, the 31-year-old singer won his legal battle against two songwriters who accused him of plagiarism. A lawsuit that he considered emblematic of the abusive practices which undermine, according to him, the music industry. But Tuesday, June 21, in an additional judgment, the British star obtained the payment of more than one million euros in damages (916,200 pounds sterling). A sum intended to cover his legal costs.

Justice found that Ed Sheeran had neither “deliberately” nor “unconsciously” copied part of the melody of the song “Oh Why”, released in 2015, by Sami Chokri and Ross O’Donoghue to make his hit planetary “Shape Of You”, one of the best-selling titles in the world. During the trial in March, which had lasted ten days, the two titles had been broadcast – as well as, by mistake, an extract from one of his unreleased tracks.

Related  Kanye West allegedly cheated on Kim Kardashian during their wedding

Ed Sheeran then denied “borrowing” ideas from little-known composers, while the plaintiffs’ lawyer, while acknowledging his “genius”, accused him of being “a magpie”, in reference to the bird which is sometimes accused of being a thief.

Read also : Ed Sheeran is a dad for the second time