Ed Sheeran ‘Shape of You’ copyright has been “deeply traumatising” – but is it worth pursuing?


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As court hears a “deeply traumatising” bout of affairs from Sheeran’s party, does the claimant of such infringement have a leg to stand on?

It’s always fun doing these with you wonderful lot. Have a listen at the two songs below and let me know your thoughts. If anything, it just ADDS to the plethora of rip-offs Sheeran and co have seemingly nabbed from other artists in the industry. That list is slowly entering the stage of double figures…

Grime artist Sami Chokri, who performs under the name Sami Switch, is claiming that Sheeran’s 2017 hit infringes “particular lines and phrases” of his 2015 song ‘Oh Why’. He and his co-writer Ross O’Donoghue allege that the main “Oh I” hook in ‘Shape Of You’ is “strikingly similar” to the “Oh Why” refrain in their own song:


4 responses to “Ed Sheeran ‘Shape of You’ copyright has been “deeply traumatising” – but is it worth pursuing?”

  1. EclecticMusicLover avatar

    I don’t hear any major similarities at all. Each song’s melody and tempo are strikingly different, and any similarities are coincidental to my ears.

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    1. manvmusic avatar

      Yeah, the only time I heard any sense of resemblance is from “Oh I” within both but that’s simply not enough melodic-wise for it to go to court with a chance of coming out victorious. Again, it’s all just free promo for the other less known artist taking such a popular songwriter to court and I highly doubt anything would come out of it, but we’ll see.

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  2. Watson baker avatar
    Watson baker

    Sami knows this is his only chance of ever making money,desperate man,but if he won it would be very damaging for the music industry as you could hardly write a piece of music without some sought of similarity

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    1. manvmusic avatar

      Yeah spot on Watson, going after one of the industries’ big shots for a bit of something extra on the side. Nothing would be worth accrediting for if this got out, no originality would exist going forward. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it.


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