Ed Sheeran Faces Lawsuit Over Song 'Photograph'

Ed Sheeran Faces Lawsuit Over Song 'Photograph'

Ed Sheeran is being sued for $20 million in damages by a songwriting duo who claim his 2015 hit “Photograph” was copied from their original piece.

The 25-year-old singer is accused of borrowing too heavily from their song “Amazing.”

“Photograph,” which was released in 2015, allegedly contains 39 notes that are “identical in pitch, rhythmic duration, and placement in the measure” to their 2012 composition performed by Matt Cardle (via NBC).

Ed and his label have yet to comment on the suit.

You can listen to the songs compared side by side below!

Matt Cardle’s ‘Amazing’ Compared to Ed Sheeran’s ‘Photograph’
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  • Kristine Krishendath

    it’s been a year since photograph was released and now the songwriters of the song ‘amazing’ are coming out to say he copyrighted the exact same song?

    honestly i don’t buy it. if ed copyrighted one song for his album, odds are he ripped off other artists as well. don’t see any one else coming forward to say he did that, so again i don’t believe if these guys did.
    20 million is a lot for a song that wasn’t even popular and was made 4 years ago ….

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  • Karen Bond

    I think the whole issue is just crazy, you can listen to any song and compare it to another. Check out Lady Gaga and Madonna! There are only so many chords out there and if an artist comes out with original lyrics, what’s the actual problem?? Personally, I think it’s people just after the money….sad state of affairs and pretty greedy people out there!!