Ed Sheeran Threatens to Quit Music if He Loses Copyright Trial – The A.V. Club
Earlier this week, musician Ed Sheeran appeared in court for the second week of his copyright trial. The trial concerns Sheeran’s song “Thinking Out Loud,” which won the 2016 Grammy award for song of the year. Sheeran has been accused of copying the ‘heart’ of Marvin Gaye’s 1973 classic “Let’s Get it On”.
Ed Sheeran’s Frustration
Ed Sheeran appeared visibly frustrated on the stand Monday as he continued his testimony. Sheeran claimed he had never purposely copied anyone else’s work and it was insulting for anyone to suggest he had. “If you write songs, you’ll know that sometimes you get accused of copying someone else’s work,” Sheeran said. “And if I’ve been copying someone, I wouldn’t have been as far as I have in my career.”
The Threat to Quit Music
The allegations have clearly had an impact on Sheeran’s mental well-being. In an interview with The A.V. Club, he revealed that he would quit music if he loses the copyright trial. Sheeran said:
“I love creating music and it’s something that’s been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. But if I’m not welcome in the industry due to false accusations, then maybe it’s time for me to move on to something else.”
The trial is ongoing and the outcome is uncertain. However, it’s clear that the accusations have had a major impact on Ed Sheeran. Only time will tell what the future holds for the Grammy award-winning musician.