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Apple Pays 7-Figures For Ed Sheeran Documentary ‘Songwriter’

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Apple just won an auction for world screen rights to Songwriter, the Murray Cummings-directed documentary that shows singer Ed Sheeran as he finds the handle on writing and performing his distinctive songs. Deal is low to mid-seven figures for world rights, and Apple will make it an event release that includes a theatrical component along with release on Apple’s multiple platforms.

     
  2. justin.

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    Depending on the order of the 7 digits, the money should easily be made back.
     
  3. CMilliken

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    Chump change for Apple.
     
  4. Butinsmallsteps

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    I have never thought of Ed Sheeran as “distinctive” in any way shape or form
     
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  5. Weird. Cause he is. One of the most sought after names in music.
     
  6. Hazelnutsack

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    100% agree, he’s an easily consumable watered down version of a singer songwriter that makes generic music
     
  7. Iamhollywood315

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    and theres thousands of singer-songwriters that barely get any recognition that make better music. Making it as big as Ed is a lucky crapshoot and being in the right place at the right time.
     
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  8. Jason Tate Apr 25, 2018
    (Last edited: Apr 25, 2018)
    Could not disagree more. That’s why there’s literally only a handful of people alive that can do what he does. Y’all underestimate how hard it is to make songs as popular as this dude does.
     
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