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HITS LIST, YUP
IMAX version available (8/12a)
SURPRISE MEGAN DROP—"LET'S RUN THIS LAST ONE UP"
That's that, all of a sudden. (8/12a)
NEW & DEVELOPING
ARTISTS: Q3 EDITION
The stars of tomorrow—and one star of the moment (8/12a)
TOP 20: THE RACE
FOR #1 IS ON
It's neck and neck at the turn. (8/10a)
WE'RE SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, BUT WE JUST HAD TO TELL YOU
Oh, no, not again. (8/12a)
RISE OF THE INDIES
How they're reshuffling the biz deck.
THE LATIN-MUSIC MARKETPLACE
Thoughts on a changing landscape.
KETCHUP
It's everywhere.
THE NEXT HUGE CATALOG STORY
Another stunning return.
Blighty Beat
SHEERAN WINS COPYRIGHT TRIAL
4/6/22

Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid and Steve Mac have emerged victorious in the 10-day trial that accused them of copying a song by grime artist Sami Chokri for “Shape of You.” In a video on Instagram, Sheeran hit out at “baseless claims.”

A judge ruled today that the 2017 hit “Shape of You” had “neither deliberately nor subconsciously copied” Chokri’s “Oh Why,” which was self-released in 2015 under his artist name Sami Switch. 

In the lawsuit, Chokri claimed that a hook in Sheeran’s hit was strikingly similar to a refrain in his own. While acknowledging similarities between the phrase in question, judge Antony Zacaroli said that’s only a “starting point” for a possible infringement of copyright and differences in other parts of the songs provide “compelling evidence” that Sheeran didn’t copy Chokri. 

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