Ed Sheeran to launch his own record label
Ed Sheeran is to launch his own record label.
The singer, who is currently in the middle of an extensive European tour in support of his new album x (which you can preview on the right of the page), told The Sun that he will be launching the label in the new year.
Speaking about his new, at yet unnamed label, he said: "The door has now been opened, I've set up the label and I'm going to start signing people. It'll be an imprint that goes through Warner. But I'll get the rights back in about ten years."
He added that he was looking for artists who "came through the singer-songwriter scene" and said that he would really focus on the label in 2015.
He said: "I'm going to focus on this when I'm on tour next year. Hopefully the acts will be up and running by the time I take time off."
Sheeran recently confirmed that he will not be releasing his planned Christmas single until 2015.
The singer had planned to release a new track for the festive season in the coming weeks, but has now pushed it back until next year as he doesn't want the public to get sick of him.
He said: "(The Christmas song) won't be out this Christmas. I have 'Thinking Out Loud' as a single going into Christmas. If I saw an artist have a string of hits, an album that did well, a hit going into Christmas and then they did a Christmas single I'd think, 'Ooh, that's overkill'. If my song came out next year or the year after, when I haven't released anything for a while, it will be bigger."
Sheeran also spoke about his plans to take a break from music after his tour in support of new album X (which you can preview on the right of the page) comes to an end.
He added: "I haven't had any time off since before I signed my record deal and I want some! I'll do what I enjoy and it won't feel like work."
The singer also said that new single 'Thinking Out Loud' would probably be the last to be taken from X, adding: "After 'Thinking Out Loud' I don’t think I should do another single from X. Three is a good number. I did six on the last album and it felt too much. You never go away and people get pissed off. Bruno Mars did three, Taylor Swift did three, Adele did three."