Writers of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” Get It On Against Ed Sheeran

August 11, 2016NYSBA The Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Blog

Read Barry Werbin’s latest blog published by the Entertainment, Arts &Sports Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, discussing a copyright infringement case recently filed in the Southern District of New York by the heirs of Ed Townsend, one of the two songwriters of the great R&B classic "Let's Get It On," made famous by Marvin Gaye who co-wrote the song with Townsend.   The report examines the various claims asserted in the suit against UK pop singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran and others over Sheeran's 2014 hit recording "Thinking Out Loud,” which allegedly copied key melodic and harmonic elements of “Let’s Get It On.”