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Ed Sheeran Accused of Ripping Off Marvin Gaye

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Progressive-generation singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran stands accused of ripping off the work of Marvin Gaye by directly copying Gaye’s classic “Let’s Get It On.” Sheeran is now being sued $100 million by a one-third owner of Marvin Gaye’s recording estate.

Sheeran is trying to defend himself from this and another lawsuit by saying that the melody and chords of Gaye’s song is “extremely commonplace” and the rest of the song elements are “unprotectable.”

Business Insider reports: “According to the lawsuit, Sheeran’s song has the same melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bassline, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping as ‘Let’s Get it On,'” TMZ reported. Sheeran was also sued over “Thinking Out Loud” in 2016. The family of Ed Townsend, a cowriter on Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” sued Sheeran, arguing that “Thinking Out Loud” lifted the melody, harmony, and other rhythmic components from Gaye’s track. Sheeran responded to the 2016 suit in documents obtained by TMZ last week. He reportedly claimed that the chord progressions and drum patterns of both songs are “extremely commonplace,” and that similar elements in “Let’s Get It On” are in the public domain and unprotectable.”

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Here is Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” (presented first, because it is a great song).

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Now we will show you the video for Ed Sheeran’s song.

Robin Thicke’s hit song “Blurred Lines” from a few years ago was also accused of being ripped off from Marvin Gaye (Thicke and Farrell paid $7.4 million to the children of Marvin Gaye in a lawsuit after a jury found it to be a ripoff of “Got To Give It Up.”)

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James Carville Says “Big Winner” In Nevada Caucus After Sanders Victory is Vladimir Putin

The Democrat pundit class isn’t ready to accept reality.

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Longtime Democratic pundit James Carville chalked up Bernie Sanders’ resounding Nevada caucus victory to Russian interference on Saturday, claiming that Vladimir Putin was the ‘big winner’ of the caucus.

Carville is known for something of a running feud with Sanders. The Vermont socialist called the Democratic political consultant a “hack” earlier this month after Carville claimed he would be hopeless in a general election against Donald Trump.

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It’s probably not too surprising that a figure closely linked to Bill and Hillary Clinton(Carville consulted Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 political campaign) isn’t a fan of Sanders. But his claim that Vladimir Putin is celebrating as Sanders stakes out a clear path to the Democratic nomination is nothing more than a cynical ploy.

Elements of the so-called intelligence community have made unsubstantiated claims that Russia is waging internet influence operations to boost the campaign of Sanders. The Democratic frontrunner pushed back against the Deep State-linked reports, which surfaced a day before the Nevada caucus.

Years after Robert Mueller’s seemingly endless probe into alleged grand Russian conspiracies to interfere in Americans failed to result in any major indictments or arrests, cable media entities remain wholly addicted to narratives alleging widespread social media influence campaigns waged by the Russian government.

Democrats are pulling of page out of a book they’ve used before in leveling Russian interference accusations against Sanders, and it increasingly appears as if the same set of vague and unsourced accusations are going to be trotted out against any political populist who threatens the interests of established interests within the Republican and Democratic parties.

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