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We Want More! Money That Is!
We Want More! Money That Is!
Thu 20 Jan | Conference Channel 3 | 10:00 - 11:00
Thu 20 Jan | Conference Channel 3 | 10:00 - 11:00

We Want More! Money That Is!

Merck Mercuriades Hipgnosis Song Management

Management

English spoken

ESNS22_picto_black_.png Merck Mercuriadis, a Canadian born music veteran, is the founder and CEO of the Hipgnosis Songs Fund LTD in 2017, which currently owns over 150 catalogs and 65,000 songs. He is not a publisher; his company is into song management. ‘Songs should be managed with the same respect as artists should be managed’. He also claims that songwriters deserve to get paid more and is very outspoken as to the reason why songwriters don’t get fair remuneration. ‘I want to take the songwriter from the bottom of the economic equation, where they currently sit, to the very top of it.’ How? Check in and don’t miss this keynote interview moderated by Helienne Lindvall.

Speakers

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    Merck Mercuriades Hipgnosis Song Management

    Merck Mercuriadis, a Canadian born music veteran, is the Founder and CEO of the Hipgnosis Songs Fund LTD, a $2.2 billion market cap FTSE 250 Song Management company which currently owns over 150 catalogs and 65,000 songs. In less than three years, he has steered Hipgnosis Songs Fund, Ltd to a leading position in a global market. His credits range from head of A&R at Virgin Records in 1986, to running an international management agency, spearheading chart-topping discs by the likes of Morrissey, Kelly Osbourne, and Iron Maiden, to guiding the careers of Beyoncé, Elton John, Guns’N’Roses, Robert Plant, Macy Gray, Mary J. Blige, Joss Stone, Jane's Addiction, and many others.

Moderator

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    Helienne Lindvall Swede as Candy

    Helienne Lindvall is an award-winning professional songwriter, musician and the columnist behind the Guardian music industry columns Behind the Music and Plugged In. She's the former Head of Business & Songwriter relations for song data management platform Auddly, backed by Max Martin and Abba's Björn Ulvaeus, as well as Chair of the Songwriter Committee & Board Director of the British Academy of Songwriters Composers & Authors (Ivors Academy).

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