Sheeran unfazed by shocking illegal download figure

Tom Pakinkis

Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is unflustered by the mass piracy of his debut LP despite it being illegally downloaded eight times for every legitimate purchase.

The BBC has flagged up words from Sheeran at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend in June, when the singer seemed clued in to the extent of music piracy but equally at ease with it when it came to his own album sales.

"I sell a lot of tickets," said Sheeran after his performance at the event.

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