Ed Sheeran has revealed that he would have given up music altogether if he had lost a recent copyright lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed in 2018 by the heirs of Ed Townsend, who was the co-writer of Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.” They alleged that Sheeran had copied elements of the 1973 song while writing his 2014 hit “Thinking Out Loud.”

After a trial at the Manhattan Federal Court, a jury decided that Sheeran had not infringed on the copyright of “Let’s Get It On.” Speaking to reporters, Sheeran insisted that he would have quit music if he had lost the case. The singer-songwriter said that he takes copyright laws very seriously and would never knowingly copy someone else’s work.

The case had sparked controversy in the music industry, with some arguing that it could set a dangerous precedent for artists. Many musicians draw inspiration from earlier works and are influenced by the music they grew up listening to. However, the case highlighted the importance of respecting copyright laws and the need to protect the rights of songwriters and composers.

Despite the stress of the lawsuit, Sheeran remains one of the most successful artists in the music industry. He has sold millions of records worldwide and won numerous awards for his songwriting and performing talents. With this latest legal challenge behind him, he can now focus on creating new music and entertaining his fans.

George Millington