Ed Sheeran

Author: Ed Sheeran,Phillip Butah

Publisher: Running Press

ISBN: 9780762456963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Documents in words and images the author's early musical experiences and influences through the release of his second album, x, to discuss his evolution as an artist and his struggles with fame.

Ed Sheeran

Author: Ed Sheeran Limited (FSO Ed Sheeran),Phillip Butah

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1844038343

Category: Music

Page: 208

View: 2617

With words by Ed Sheeran and illustrations by his childhood friend, artist Phillip Butah (who produces artwork for Sheeran's albums and singles), and accompanying photos, Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey is an exclusive, fully authorised, first-person account by Ed of how he became an internationally renowned singer-songwriter. In the book, Ed explores his early musical experiences and influences as well as his time recording and touring, right up to the release of his second album, 'x'. The book reveals what drives and inspires Ed as he continues to evolve as an artist, while coping with stratospheric success, and is an honest account of what it takes to make it in the music business. With Phillip Butah's distinctive portraits of Ed throughout, this is a unique book celebrating a unique musician. It includes Ed's recollections of working tirelessly on the London gig circuit and self-releasing EPs, working hard on finding his sound, signing to Asylum Records and recording his huge hit album, '+', performing at the Grammys, touring with Taylor Swift and sell-out headline gigs at Madison Square Garden. It takes us up to Ed as a musician today, including recording his new album, 'x'.

Ed Sheeran - Divide and Conquer

Author: David Nolan

Publisher: Bonnier Zaffre

ISBN: 1786064936

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 1046

From pub open mic gigs to headlining at Madison Square Garden and performing with the likes of Sir Elton John and Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran has conquered the world. Self-described as a 'spotty, chubby, ginger teenager' with a love for Damien Rice and Nizlopi, Ed Sheeran was never an obvious bet to become a global superstar. And yet that's exactly what he's achieved, winning plenty of awards (and hearts) along the way. But how did a young musician go from selling CDs from his rucksack to becoming the millennial record-breaking international stadium act? Tracing his story from his bohemian childhood in Yorkshire and Suffolk to the release of his third album Divide, music journalist David Nolan chronicles Sheeran's musical life and times. Featuring exclusive interviews with friends, relatives, musical collaborators and key figures in his rise to stardom, Divide and Conquer tells the story of how Ed Sheeran went from school drop-out to one of the world's most successful musicians.


Author: Sean Smith

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1635766524

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 298

View: 1779

The first comprehensive biography of the Grammy winner, from shy kid with a stammer to worldwide star: “Well-researched, entertaining.”—Publishers Weekly With hits like “Thinking Out Loud,” and “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran strikes chords in millions of listeners worldwide—a feat all the more staggering given that he couldn’t even carry a tune until the age of fifteen. Bestselling biographer Sean Smith traces the astonishing journey of the shy little English boy with a stammer who recorded an album in his bedroom and grew up to become a global phenomenon, all the while avoiding flashy showmanship. With compelling new research and interviews, Smith delivers the story of Sheeran’s remarkable parents, who supported their son’s dream long before it seemed achievable; the friends and mentors who encouraged his raw talent; and the lovers who inspired his most famous songs. Smith describes the setbacks Sheeran faced before his fortunes were transformed by Elton John’s management company, a record deal, and a song that changed everything—with some help from Taylor Swift. Now Sheeran has sold more than 150 million records worldwide and earned $432 million touring in 2018 alone—but still made time to play for just 400 people at a charity night to raise money for the homeless. As this captivating book reveals, there’s no one quite like Ed. “Sheeran fans will relish this well-told biography.”―Publishers Weekly “[Ed Sheeran] has a huge, rabid fan base that will love the story told here...A bio as affable as the subject himself...informative and inspiring.”― Booklist

Top 10 of Everything 2016

Author: Paul Terry

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0600633675

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 9468

The most visually dynamic book of facts and figures around, Top 10 of Everything continues to amaze and inform. This new edition takes a fresh look at the universe, revealing jaw-dropping facts about machines, animals, sports, music, space, epic structures and more. A range of visual features provide exciting ways for readers to engage with facts - including graphs and charts that explain data clearly and easily, and snapshot lists that break down details into boxouts. Every page is packed full of colourful graphics, and by taking a comprehensive look at an incredible range of subjects, there's certain to be something to amuse and interest any reader.

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Policy

Author: Shane Homan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501345338

Category: Music

Page: 496

View: 8758

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music Policy is the first thorough analysis of how policy frames the behavior of audiences, industries, and governments in the production and consumption of popular music. Covering a range of industrial and national contexts, this collection assesses how music policy has become an important arm of government, and a contentious arena of global debate across areas of cultural trade, intellectual property, and mediacultural content. It brings together a diverse range of researchers to reveal how histories of music policy development continue to inform contemporary policy and industry practice. The Handbook maps individual nation case studies with detailed assessment of music industry sectors. Drawing on international experts, the volume offers insight into global debates about popular music within broader social, economic, and geopolitical contexts.