Ed Sheeran wins second lawsuit

In case you missed it, singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran won a second copyright lawsuit against him.

The “Perfect” singer triumphed over Structured Asset Sales LLC which alleged similarities between Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” and Marvin Gaye’s"Let's get It On."

Structured Asset Sales is owned by David Pullman who owns part of songwriter Ed Townsend’s interest in the song.

Structured Asset Sales filed their own suit back in 2018 after the heirs of Townsend filed their lawsuit.

US District Judge Louis Stanton dismissed the case late last week.

In his decision, Judge Stanton said, “It is an unassailable reality that the chord progression and harmonic rhythm in 'Let’s Get It On'are so commonplace, in isolation and in combination, that to protect their combination would give 'Let’s Get It On' an impermissible monopoly over a basic musical building block.”

Judge Stanton, in the same Manhattan court, also presided over Ed Sheeran’s first win over the heirs of Townsend.