Ed Sheeran Shares His Solution To Avoid Plagiarism Accusations
Ed Sheeran recently spoke to BBC 2’s Newsnight about his victory in the copyright case. In the interview, Sheeran also revealed how he avoids possible accusations in the future.
In 2017, Ed Sheeran released his global hit ‘Shape of You.’ The song became a huge success and topped the charts worldwide following its release. Moreover, the song made the pop star rapidly rise in prominence, and it ended up being the most streamed song on Spotify by December 2019.
However, Sheeran and the songwriters he worked with faced a plagiarism accusation for ‘Shape of You.’ Then, a lawsuit was filed which argued that Sheeran, John McDaid, and Steve McCutcheon ripped off 2015’s ‘Oh Why’ by Sami Chokri and Ross O’Donoghue. Sheeran then rejected all of the claims, and he was eventually found not guilty by the court.
After winning the case, Ed Sheeran shared a video message to reveal his thoughts on this incident. After saying he is happy with the result, the musician stated that these false plagiarism accusations harm artists, their songwriting talents, and the music industry.
In a recent interview with BBC2’s Newsnight, Ed Sheeran revealed that he now films every recording session for his album. He stated that he didn’t want this to happen again, so a precaution must be taken beforehand. Moreover, Sheeran said he now has the footage to show if he faces any copyright claims.
During the conversation, Ed Sheeran said the following:
“I started filming every single session for my stuff. I would film every single session for my album because I don’t want to have this situation happen again. So now, I just film everything. Everything’s on film. We’ve had claims come through on songs, and we go, ‘Well, here’s the footage, and you watch, and you’ll see that there’s nothing there.'”
You can watch the interview and listen to the songs below.