04May 2023

Dear Ed Sheeran,

We are pleased to extend our heartfelt congratulations to you on your recent victory in the copyright infringement case brought by the family of Ed Townsend, the co-writer of Marvin Gaye’s hit song “Let’s Get It On.”

We understand that this case has been a difficult experience for all parties involved, and we would like to take this opportunity to express our utmost respect for the work of Ed Townsend and Marvin Gaye. Their contributions to the music industry have been invaluable, and their legacy will continue to inspire future generations of artists.

At the same time, we believe that music must be allowed to always evolve and grow. As an artists, it is vitally important that your always able to draw inspiration from the work of those who came before you, while also bringing your own unique perspectives and ideas to the table.  The old proverb is that, we’re all standing on the shoulders of giants that came before us.

We are confident that the court’s decision in your favor will help to protect the rights of artists to create new works that are inspired by those that came before, while also respecting the intellectual property of others.

Once again, congratulations on your victory, and we look forward to hearing your continued contributions to the music industry.



Law Office of David Levine