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Tim McGraw, Faith Hill And Ed Sheeran Face Copyright Lawsuit for “The Rest of Our Life”

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Singer-songwriters Sean Carey and Beau Golden from Australia are claiming copyright over Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s song “The Rest of Our Life”.

Ed Sheeran, along with co-writers Johnny McDaid, Steve Mac and Amy Wadge and their publishing companies are all named in the copyright lawsuit. Tim and Faith are also named. The song was released by Arista Nashville, a division of Sony Music, which was also named in the lawsuit. Sony/ATV, which is Sheeran’s publisher, was also named.

Sean and Beau are accusing the three artists of “blatant copying” their 2014 song “When I Found You.”

“The copying is, in many instances, verbatim, note-for-note copying of original elements of the Song, and is obvious to the ordinary observer,” states the published complaint.

The pair have record deals with major labels and music direction positions with Netflix, according to the complaint. “When I Found You” was released on ABC Records and was a hit in Australia.

The plaintiffs are asking a judge to award a permanent injunction blocking the use of the song, and at least $5 million in monetary damages.

Take a listen to both songs and tell us what you think.  Do you think they are similar?

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