YouTube singer Charlotte Campbell, 27, was slapped with a three-day ban from Facebook after she shared a teaser for her acoustic cover of Sheeran’s latest hit, “Castle On The Hill”, for her followers.
By posting the video, the singer had violated a Facebook rule that does not allow or encourage the violation of the “intellectual property rights of someone else”. Basically, she couldn’t cover his song without the rights to it.
She then took to YouTube to explain the ban. Sheeran watched the video and left an apology for Campbell in the comment section on her Facebook page after she was no longer banned.
“Just seen your video, it definitely has nothing to do with me, I bloody love seeing people cover my songs, one of the best things I get out of this job is seeing other people find enjoyment too,” he wrote.
“I asked what’s gone on and apparently it’s a bot that Warner have that works on some weird algorithm (I have no idea what that means) but it’s just bad luck that it was your video. I’ve had a word, and I’ll get it sorted. Sorry again. Keeping doing what you do, tis ace. Ed x,” the singer wrote on her page.
Well, Campbell, of course, was shocked and over the moon Sheeran had taken the time to leave a comment and help the situation. “I was actually shaking as I realized that it was happening. I had a lot of messages from my friends saying ‘go and check your Facebook’, and when I did I couldn’t believe it, I was ecstatic,” Campbell told the BBC about the unexpected comment.
Sheeran is always full of surprises.
In other Ed Sheeran covers news, Shawn Mendes shared a video of him and ex-Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello covering the singer. The pair covered Sheeran’s song “Kiss Me” and Mendes posted the old video on Instagram on Monday.