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New York Times: How Ed Sheeran made 2017’s biggest track

December 22, 2017

Watch a video by The New York Times of Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid and Steve Mac explaining the recording process of Ed’s ‘Shape of you’. Tributes to Derry musician John McDaid from Ed Sheeran, Robbie Williams, Gary Lightbody and Pink

Derry songwriter John McDaid was left speechless when fiancee Courteney Cox organised a surprise tribute video to be played as he received a special gong for Outstanding Contribution to the Irish Music Industry at the weekend. The Snow Patrol musician, who writes songs for some of the top names in the world, was visibly humbled… Read More › All 6 times musicians sneakily appeared on ‘Game of Thrones’

Warning: Spoilers ahead for “Game of Thrones.” The popularity of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” extends to celebrities and notable figures like President Obama, so it should come as no surprise that some famous people have snuck in for cameos. Though Ed Sheeran’s appearance on the season seven premiere was anything but subtle (though the song he sang did… Read More › Ed Sheeran says we can blame Gary Lightbody for his Game of Thrones cameo

***Mild spoilers about Ed Sheeran’s Game of Thrones cameo below*** Maisie Williams might have been pleased that Ed Sheeran will be appearing in Game of Thrones but many have fans haven’t been overly thrilled with the news.  There is the (perfectly legitimate) fear that Sheeran’s cameo will be distracting and the last thing Game of… Read More ›

Ed Sheeran Talks About Snow Patrol

Ed Sheeran talks about how Snow Patrol, in particular touring with them on their Fallen Empires tour, inspired his new record. Ed Sheeran and Snow Patrol ‘Just Say Yes’ to wedding

Most brides might be put out by having the spotlight stolen from them on their wedding day. But when Brid McDaid asked her brother Johnny, of Snow Patrol fame, to perform she might have known all eyes wouldn’t be on her. The Snow Patrol guitarist brought his fiancée, Courteney Cox, and friend and fellow musician… Read More ›

The List: Snow Patrol Recording With Ed Sheeran

Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody and Johnny McDaid are working on new music with Ed Sheeran. The ‘Chasing Cars’ hitmakers co-wrote Ed’s song ‘Bloodstream’, which was nominated for Best Song Musically and Lyrically at the 2016 Novello Awards – and have revealed they are back in the studio together. Speaking at the 61st Ivor Novello Awards… Read More ›

The Ivor Novello Awards 2016

“The Ivor Novello Awards celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing.  They are presented by BASCA and are judged by the UK songwriting and composing community.  They have been sponsored by PRS for Music since 1974. The 2016 nominations are for works released in the UK during 2015 and recognise… Read More ›