Ed Sheeran films his recording process over plagiarism claims

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Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran
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After winning a plagiarism case involving his song “Shape Of You” on Wednesdaytells singer Ed Sheeran that he has been filming his entire recording process for his album for years to fend off other claims.

“Now I just film everything, everything is on film,” says Sheeran BBC

“Claims have come in about the songs and we’re going, well, here’s the footage and check it out. You will see that there is nothing,” he adds.

High Court Judge Antony Zacaroli ruled in favor of Sheeran this week, saying he “neither intentionally nor unknowingly” copied a phrase from Sami Chokri’s 2015 song “Oh Why,” despite some so-called “undeniable resemblance between the works.”

“It’s so painful to hear someone publicly and aggressively question your integrity,” said Sheeran, Snow Patrol’s John McDaid and producer Steven McCutcheon. after the verdict† “It’s so painful to have to defend yourself against accusations that you’ve done something you haven’t and never would.”

This is far from the first lawsuit against Sheeran, as the singer regularly one back in 2014 about his song ‘Photograph’. In the same BBC interview, Sheeran says he stopped playing the song for a while, and “personally” regrets not fighting the suit. It was shortly after that that he started recording his songwriting process.

“I just stopped doing it,” he says. “I felt weird about it. I felt a little dirty about it.”

Look, we’d probably be recording all of our creative moves if we were bombarded with copyright lawsuits on the regularTHEwe’d just write better music.) On the plus side for the singer, when an inevitable documentary is made about one of the biggest names in modern music, there will be plenty of behind-the-scenes footage available.

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