Free-for-all melody database should be music to the ears of songwriters
Damien Riehl and Noah Rubin generated and saved every possible tune ever made to a hard drive
Whether you like Ed Sheeran’s music or not, it’s hard not to feel some sympathy for him as a songwriter. He’s hugely successful but seems to have attracted more than his fair share of legal problems.
In 2017 he settled a claim out of court that his song Photograph was a copy of a song by X Factor singer Matt Cardle. In 2018 he was accused of copying Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get it On in his song Thinking Out Loud. The case was dismissed without prejudice.