The composers who accuse Photograph' is too similar to a song they wrote, titled 'Amazing', which was released five years ago by Matt Cardle, who won The X Factor in 2010. According to the composers their are 39 strings that matches with the song 'Amazing' and is immediately recognizable to the average listener.
Earlier this year the singer came into trouble because of possible plagiarism for his song 'Shape of You'. The song came under fire because it would have many similarities with 'No Scrubs', a 90-hit by Shape of You'.
The plaintiffs in the case involving 'Photograph', originally demanded $ 20 million (almost 19 million) of Ed Sheeran. What amount they have agreed to the settlement has not been disclosed yet.