Ed Sheeran’s co-author celebrates legal victory with tattoo

Now everyone knows what she “thinks”.

Amy Wadge, co-writer of Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud, got the couple’s winning copyright verdict tattooed on her arm.

A federal jury in Manhattan earlier this month concluded that the longtime collaborators didn’t rip off Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” with their 2014 hit.

Wadge, 47, last week shared a picture of the celebratory inking on her left arm, which read “independently created” in typewritten font.

The heirs of “Let’s Get It On” composer Ed Townsend claimed in a $100 million lawsuit that Sheeran and Wadge’s song contained elements of harmony, melody and rhythm stolen from the classic Gaye tune be.

But the jury found the British musicians “independently created” the romantic ballad.

In an Instagram post showcasing her new tattoo, Wadge said she was “on cloud nine at the verdict” that came after “three of the toughest weeks” of her life.

Sheeran, 32, was also overcome with emotion after the court hearing. The top-grossing singer-songwriter, who rents a $36,000-a-month apartment in Brooklyn Heights, celebrated his legal victory with an impromptu performance on the streets of Soho on May 5.

“We’ve spent the last eight years talking about two songs with dramatically different lyrics, melodies and four chords that are also different and used daily by songwriters around the world,” Sheeran said in a statement after the sentencing.

“No one owns them or the way they are played, nor does the color belong [sic] Blue.”

Wadge and Sheehan pictured at the 2016 Grammy Awards where they won Song of the Year "think out loud"
Wadge and Sheeran pictured at the 2016 Grammy Awards where they won song of the year for “Thinking Out Loud.”
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A jubilant Sheeran addressed the media in Manhattan earlier this month
A jubilant Sheeran addressed the media in Manhattan earlier this month after a jury found he and Wadge “independently created” the smash hit.

Ed Sheeran co-author Amy Wadge
Ed Sheeran’s co-writer Amy Wadge agrees with the verdict.
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Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing carolinebleakley@ustimetoday.com.

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