Ed Sheeran Tells Hopeful Musicians To Avoid Studying Music In University
Ed Sheeran has advised budding musicians to avoid studying the subject at college or university.
The ‘A Team’ singer, who has the fourth best-selling album of 2012 so far, told Newsbeat that he considers academic courses to be a waste of money.
“If you want to be a producer then shadow a producer, start making him tea,” he said.
“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.
“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’.”
The star added that his opinion comes from going to music college himself and finding that he was wasting his time.
Revealing that he was taught how to put up a mic stand, he quipped: “You can learn that on your own.”