Music Business Worldwide

Merck Mercuriadis, CEO, Hipgnosis: Spending $1 billion on Songs

April 26, 2020 Music Business Worldwide Season 2 Episode 3
Music Business Worldwide
Merck Mercuriadis, CEO, Hipgnosis: Spending $1 billion on Songs
Show Notes

Merck Mercuriadis is Founder & CEO of UK-based Hipgnosis Songs Fund, which has acquired songs – or pieces of songs – that have fuelled hits like Rihanna's Umbrella, Al Green's Let's Stay Together, Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You, Beyoncé's Single Ladies, The Chainsmokers' Closer and many more. Hipgnosis floated on the London Stock Exchange in July 2018 and, according to Mercuriadis, as of April 2020, has spent over a billion dollars acquiring music catalogs.