Ed Sheeran Advises Musicians To Think Twice Before Going To University
Ed Sheeran has been revealing his opinions on the education system, saying that it is not always necessary to go to university in order to succeed in the music industry. The musician’s debut album ‘+’ is currently the fourth biggest-selling record of the year; somewhat of a revelation, his urban-acoustic sound has inspired other musicians to follow suit and release music that was once thought of as almost non-existent in the UK urban music scene…
The singer told BBC Newsbeat: "If you want to be a producer then shadow a producer, start making him tea.
"If you want to be a singer then make sure you go to a lot of shows of people you really, really admire, study how they do it. Do your own shows, work up your confidence, write as many songs as possible so each time you do a song it gets better and better and better."
He continued: "The main thing people get messed up is they think, 'Right I need a degree, I'm going to go off and study music at university'."
Ed continued, saying that he made the same mistake and attended music college. However, he admitted that the things he learnt – like assembling a mic stand – are things "you can learn on your own."
Words: Maz Khan (@Mazhalima)