Ed Sheeran will sing in North America but avoids New York, pending trial

New York, October 3 (EFE). British singer Ed Sheeran announced Monday that he will perform in North America in 2023 as part of his “Maths” tour, but avoided including a stop in New York, where he recently visited and called for a trial for copyright infringement.

Sheeran, who is promoting his album “=”, will give twenty-one concerts in the US and Canada between May 6 (Arlington, Texas) and September 23 (Inglewood, CA), with two forays to Canada on June 17 (Toronto) and September 2 (Vancouver). ), as noted on Twitter.

However, the North American tour passes close to New York, where a judge decided last week to summon the singer to a jury trial in federal court for allegedly using elements from Marvin Gaye’s hit “Let’s get it on” in his hit “Thinking out loud.”

The case has been promoted by Structured Asset Sales, a company with interests in the 1973 African-American vocalist’s victorious soul song, for which Sheeran is demanding $100 million in damages, and accusing her of copying a string of strings.

“Thinking Out Loud” topped the charts when it was released in 2015, earning Sheeran Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance.

The singer recently won a trial in the UK for “copyright” infringement on his song “Shape of you” and has been facing an alleged plagiarism case for “Thinking out loud” since 2018, but a New York judge last Thursday announced he had denied her request to dismiss the case.

Before the trial, for which a date has yet to be set, Judge Lewis Stanton made clear there was no “clear rule” on whether the combination of “unprotectable” musical elements was sufficient to create an “original work” that was not subject to copyright, and both parties invoked the to present their arguments.

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