Sheeran, McGraw, Hill settle copyright lawsuit
NEW YORK (Reuters) — Ed Sheeran, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have settled a copyright lawsuit claiming that their song “The Rest of Our Life” was a “blatant” rip-off of a song by two Australian songwriters, titled “When I Found You.”
A lawyer for the songwriters Sean Carey and Beau Golden said all parties have agreed in principle to settle the case, and have it dismissed in 30 days if all “final issues” are resolved.
The settlement was disclosed in a letter filed on Thursday night with the United States District Court in Manhattan.
Sheeran, the English singer and songwriter, had cowritten “The Rest of Our Life” for McGraw and Hill, the married US country music stars. The song was released in 2017, two years after “When I Found You,” which was performed and co-written by Australian country star Jasmine Rae.