Ed Sheeran is Not a Fan of Streaming

Ed Sheeran at the Glastonbury Festival in 2017. Photo by James Gourley/REX/Shutterstock (8879513ej)

Ed Sheeran prefers it old school.

In spite of the dozens of ways that people can stream music nowadays, the Shape of You singer still has a love for listening to songs the old-fashioned way.

The 27-year-old has revealed that he still takes recommendations from friends when it comes to the latest tracks he should be checking out.

But he doesn’t always heed their advice so easily…

“It usually takes three people to get me to listen to something,” Ed told Dermot O’Leary at The London Irish Centre. “I remember someone told me to listen to Mumford & Sons, and I didn’t. Then another person did, and I didn’t, and then the third person I was like, ‘I should.’”

It’s safe to say that the singer has now been exposed to Marcus Mumford and his gang — in spite of not subscribing to streaming devices (like Spotify, where Shape of You has been played over 1.8 million times!)

As long as you keep the streams coming for the rest of us, Ed!