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Special performance by Ed Sheeran kicks off new season of Apple Music Live

May 25, 2023

Ed Sheeran performed his new album, – (subtract) for the first time in full on the 10th of May, streaming on Apple Music and Apple TV+. The performance takes place at the Eventim Apollo in London, alongside a 12-piece band that includes Aaron Dessner of The National. 

OnSight were pleased to deliver conform, online and deliverables by Alfie Mitchell, and hosting of the grade, all overseen by Post Producer Jade Townsend. Alfie handled conform, VFX returns, coordination of deliverables and technical know-how for the Dolby Vision grade. Challenges of format and timescales were met smoothly. The 90 min show was graded in Dolby Vision, with remote signoff for the look. Tight deadlines meant conforming and making deliverables were pushed right up to the wire. The project was finished in 4K Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, and is one of only a few concerts in the market available in 4K Dolby Vision with a matching immersive audio experience.

The 14-track album is now available to stream, and was produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner. In the Apple Music Live performance, Sheeran explains the inspiration and story behind the album.

“I’m delighted to share my Subtract album show with you, I was really nervous on the day, as it was my first time performing the new album tracks. The show was brought to life by Aaron and the incredible band, and it was an honour to stand beside them. It was an emotional night, but I’m so pleased we got to document it.” – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is one of the world’s best selling music artists, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide. Two of his albums are some of the best selling in UK chart history, with hits such as Shape Of You, Thinking Out Loud, and Perfect. 

Sheeran’s Apple Music Live performance directed by Paul Dugdale, produced by Simon Fisher (SiFi Films), and with colour by James Tonkin debuted on Wednesday, May 10 on Apple Music at apple.co/AMLEdSheeran