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Is Ed Sheeran the Magpie or not?  Experts and artists explain plagiarism: "He must be putting his ass on pimples" |  Music

Is Ed Sheeran the Magpie or not? Experts and artists explain plagiarism: “He must be putting his ass on pimples” | Music

British singer-songwriters Sam Shukri and Ross O’Dono have filed a lawsuit against the British singer over parts of their song ‘Oh Why’ that appeared on the #1 worldwide hit Sheeran in 2017. The two are relatively unknown, but they are confident. Specifically, it concerns the well-known “Oh-I” part. According to Sheeran, “a spontaneous hunch, not plagiarism,” he defended himself in London’s High Court on Monday and yesterday. Sheeran says he writes most of his songs spontaneously, so there’s no premonition. “He definitely has a foot to stand on in this case,” says pop music professor Jeroen Doe of KU Leuven. Ed Sheeran’s typical melody on the song “Oh-I” has such a rhythmic identity. The way he sings is in no way similar to “Oh Why” as the two see a reason to turn it into plagiarism. This is totally unexpected and there is no plagiarism I will not refute the existence of a sound similarity. But seeing plagiarism based on sound similarity is a bridge too far. This is unfortunately a phenomenon in the world of music today. All because of the trial of Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”, which constituted a turning point in plagiarism.”

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