Ed Sheeran Asks Judge to Dismiss ‘The Rest of Our Life’ Lawsuit
Back in January, Ed Sheeran got served with a copyright infringement lawsuit for the Tim McGraw and Faith Hill song he penned, "The Rest of Our Life," and the pop star is fighting tooth and nail to get the case dismissed.
The plaintiffs, Sean Carey and Beau Golden, claim Sheeran stole the song's melody from their 2014 track "When I Found You," which was written for Jasmine Rae. In their complaint, the songwriters stated “The copying is, in many instances, verbatim, note-for-note copying of original elements of the Song, and is obvious to the ordinary observer.”
According to TMZ, the singer-songwriter has denied any sonic similarity between the two songs and submitted his own docs to the court. He admits he never sought out permission from Carey and Golden because "The Rest of Our Life" is an "originally and independently created musical composition."
Sheeran thinks the lawsuit is baseless, and thus has asked the judge to throw out the case. Listen to both songs below and see if you think Carey and Golden's allegation has any validity.
This is not the first time Sheeran has been sued for copyright infringement. In 2016, he settled a lawsuit pertaining to his 2014 hit "Photograph," and in the same year a case against "Thinking Out Loud" was dismissed.