Merck Mercuriadis

Founder and CEO, Hipgnosis Songs Fund

Merck Mercuriadis is the founder and CEO of Hipgnosis Songs Fund. From 1986 to 2007, he was director and CEO of Sanctuary, a company that incorporated a label, management services, and merchandise, where he worked closely with Beyoncé and Elton John, among others. He started his career at Virgin Records

Why This Publicly Traded Fund Wants to Buy Your Songs

Why This Publicly Traded Fund Wants to Buy Your Songs

Merck Mercuriadis, founder of Hipgnosis Songs Fund, and superproducer Nile Rodgers, a member of his advisory board, discuss their song-rights shopping spree, the $500 million they’ve raised for it, and how the first public investment vehicle for publishing rights is heating up the song market.