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Why I Don’t Believe That Artists Don’t Care About Success – Ed Sheeran

 Ed Sheeran

World-famous British musician Ed Sheeran has expressed his views on fellow artists who assert they’re in the music business out of passion rather than striving for success.

Appearing on a recent episode of Therapuss With Jake Shane, the ‘Thinking Out Loud’ hitmaker categorically stated that he doesn’t believe such claims.

According to him, if those artists truly don’t care about success, they wouldn’t release their music commercially or sign with record labels.

The multiple Grammy-winning singer argued that all artists want to be successful and famous, emphasising that those who say they don’t care about success only say that because it “sounds cool.”

Sheeran added that anyone in the pop scene “definitely cares” about success.

He said: “I don’t believe any artist that says they don’t, otherwise, you wouldn’t release music because you’d be like, ‘If I don’t care what people think, then why would I even put it out?’ You’d just sort of make the music and be like, ‘Well, that’s made me feel good.’

“All artists, we want to be loved. That’s why we are on stage. And that’s why you sign to a record company, to go, ‘I would like people to hear the music that I’m making.’ I don’t really subscribe to this whole, like, not caring thing. That’s all a kind of ruse, because it sounds cool to say but every artist wants people to like their music.

“It really pisses me off when people are like, ‘Oh I don’t care how it does.’ I’m like, ‘F*cking shut up! You do! Everyone does.’ Anyone in the pop game definitely cares.”