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Ed Sheeran Set To ‘Get It On’ In Court Over Marvin Gaye Song

British pop star Ed Sheeran is renowned as one of the nicest guys in the music business. Since winning the Brit Award for Best British Breakthrough act in 2012, Sheeran’s career went into overdrive, and he grew to become one of the world’s most popular artists. Online streaming platform Spotify has identified Sheeran as the most-streamed artist of all time on their platform, with over three billion streams to his name by December 2015. Despite his huge popularity, Sheeran has never lost sight of the important things in life.
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Ed Sheeran Crashes Couples Wedding: You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

Is Ed Sheeran the nicest musician on the planet? You might think so when you hear about what Ed did after he crashed an Australian couples wedding. Sheeran is currently in Australia and is making a guest appearance in Aussie soap opera Home and Away, but whilst in Sydney, big-hearted Ed helped to make dreams come true when he crashed a wedding.
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Sam Smith Multi-awards Winner: A Nice Safe Bland Boring Choice

Multi-Award winner Sam Smith is rarely out of the news these days and the awards keep rolling in for the British born singer. Since winning the critics choice award at last years Brit awards Smith’s career has gone stratospheric. According to the Independent Smith’s debut album “In The Lonely Hour” has sold over five million copies and was the only album to sell over one million copies on both sides of the atlantic last year.
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Ed Sheeran And John Mayer: A Fine Bromance

Ed Sheeran may have walked away from this years Grammys but he and John Mayer both gained something much more permanent. According to the Mail Sheeran and Mayer are now sporting tattoo’s that they designed for each other. Sheeran and Mayer seem to have developed a fine Bromance. Sheeran appeared on the “Late Late Show” on Friday whilst Mayer was hosting the show. Mayer returned the favour on Sunday by backing Sheeran when the 23-year-old Englishman performed his hit song “Thinking Out Loud” on the Grammy’s show.
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Pink Floyd: Nick Mason Says Apple Got Off ‘Scot Free’ Over The U2 Debacle

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason says Apple got off scot free after they collaborated with U2 to force ‘Songs of innocence’ onto unsuspecting iTunes users.   Rolling Stone says the Pink Floyd legend told GQ Magazine that U2 bore the brunt of the criticism despite Apple paying the band a reported £50 million for the rights to the album.

Mason did admit that he would have taken Apples money but he was scathing in his criticism of the technology giants who he blames for devaluing music.  Mason said that Pink Floyd had made their music available on the streaming service ‘Spotify’ in 2013and it was this medium rather than iTunes that was likely to be the future.  Cult of Mac states that Mason kicked apple hard and right where it hurts when he said that iTunes was now rather passé.

Whilst Spotify may make sense for big name acts like Pink Floyd the service does very much split opinion.  Brit pop Idol Ed Sheeran credits Spotify with the success of his career.  He is the most streamed artist on the service, his latest album “X” has been streamed over 430 million times and he has over 900 million hits overall.  This has netted Sheeran a cool £7 million.  Mason acknowledges that the numbers using the service mean that the sums don’t add up for most artists because the rate paid is pitiful.

Spotify announced this week that 15 million of its 60 million users are paid subscribers but the Pink Floyd star said

“What we need is another 2 or 3 billion people using it, then it would make more sense for musicians.  At the moment, the pay-out, particularly for unknowns and only slightly knowns is…pathetic.”

Pink Floyd is certainly not saying, ‘We won’t do it like that’. We’ll stream, but we’ll stream with higher quality audio, and with a lot more video or other graphic interfaces that will make it part of a fuller entertainment experience.”

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Noel Gallagher Disses Ed Sheeran

Terminal gob-shite Noel Gallagher is shooting his mouth off again and this time Ed Sheeran is in the firing line.  NME report that Gallagher has expressed his dismay at the fact Ed Sheeran will play three gigs at Wembley Stadium later this year.

However, Gallagher is not happy this is happening.  He told NME that “I don’t think I can live in a world where that’s even possible. When you hear that kind of polished pop and then there’s a ginger guy with a fucking guitar it seems subversive, but it’s fucking not.”

Gallagher continues by giving a pretty bleak appraisal of the current music scene.  He said,

“It’s a strange time, and it seems like the whole thing is embedded for good now, for fucking forever. It’s not all over, but it’ll go back to the way it was in the early ‘80s where indie bands are the alternative thing, the lower level. In the early ‘80s everyone at indie labels, even major labels, were trying to push this music to the fore because everything else was shit, and maybe it’ll happen again, but I don’t see it for the next decade.”

Of course Sheeran might justifiably fire back “What does a washed up has been know about the current music scene.”  After all Sheeran’s Album “X” is the best selling album of the year and in addition it has been streamed over 430 million times.  Figures Gallagher can only dream about.

Sheeran took to twitter in response to Gallagher’s comment that he can’t live in such a world simply saying “I can live in it, its really enjoyable”

Sheeran has sold out three 80,000 shows at Wembley, he will play at at this year’s 57th Grammy Awards and is nominated for three awards at this year’s ceremony.

Gallagher on the other hand has done none of these things.