OUCH. The British singer Matt Cardle opened a law suit for 20 million dollars against Ed Sheeran for copying his song "Amazing" to create the hit "Photograph". According to court documents that have been released, Sheeran and McDaid (the song's cowriter) were specifically accused of, ‘participating in a scheme aiding, inducing, and contributing to copyright infringement in the U.S.’ The case has been settled out of court, so we don't know the exact amount paid by Ed, but seeing that Matt was seeking 20 million, he probably got something close to that. I feel like cases like this happen all the time though, and often it's just a fact that pop songs will sound similar. What do you think? Check out both songs below and let me know if you think it was coincidence or if there was some copying going on.
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