Ed Sheeran Says His Career Is Over if He Loses His Copyright Infringement Case

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran attends the premiere of the Disney+ music docu-series "Ed Sheeran: The Sum of It All" at The Times Center on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Chattanooga, Tennessee—(Wise Brother)

Ed Sheeran has been in court defending himself against claims that his hit “Thinking Out Loud” is a rip-off of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On”.  And this week, he raised the stakes.

Ed’s lawyer asked him what he would do if the court rules against him.  And he said, quote, “If that happens, I’m done, I’m stopping.  I find it to be really insulting.  I work really hard to be where I’m at.”  (!!!)

Ed is being sued by a company called Structured Asset Sales, who bought one-third of the shares of the song from the family of Ed Townsend . . . who co-wrote “Let’s Get It On”.

Ed also got snippy with the plaintiff’s lawyer at one point, saying, quote, “You’re trying to diminish my success.  ‘Thinking Out Loud’ was my first Grammy.”