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Ed Sheeran Sued for $20 Million for Copyright Infringement

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Singer Ed Sheeran is being sued for $20 million for copyright infringement for the popular song, “Photograph,” which songwriters Martin Harrington and Thomas Leonard say the musical structure is similar to their track, “Amazing,” which they wrote in 2009. Their song was released in 2012 by British “X Factor” winner Matt Cardle. “Photograph” was a top 10 hit in the U.S, for Sheeran, and the official music video has been viewed more than 200 million times on YouTube.

Sheeran is known for writing for artists like Pharrell, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and One Direction, so we sure hope this is just a coincidence. Say it ain’t so, Ed!

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Hope Carter
Hailing from "Screwston," Texas, Hope has been immersed in music since birth, first being exposed to Motown by her parents, then discovering her love for all genres as she trained as a dancer. Her unique set of life experiences growing up in Houston's Historic Third Ward as a lower middle class child, attending schools in more affluent neighborhoods, all the while attending an international church in which she was very involved, created her open-minded approach to music and art. Hope is very socially conscious, and prefers to take songs as a whole - both lyrically and sonically - before making her final judgment on their quality. As a dancer, she is inclined to be interested to anything she can move to, but her Dirty South roots give her room to appreciate a more laidback, chill (screwed) vibe. Her taste in music continues to change as she discovers new artists and as genres evolve.