Hipgnosis founder Merck Mercuriadis' verdict on the DCMS Committee streaming report
Following the swift reaction of the music industry trade bodies, Hipgnosis founder Merck Mercuriadis is one of the first top executives to speak out following the verdict of MPs on the major labels’ role in the streaming economy…
Nile Rodgers calls for ‘seat at table’ for songwriters after streaming report
Hipgnosis co-founders Nile Rodgers and Merck Mercuriadis have unveiled plans for a songwriters guild to ensure they are given a “seat at the table”, following the publication of a scathing report into streaming.
How Many Songs Could a $250 Million Share Placement Buy?
While many U.K. companies have tapped equity markets to shore up their finances in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, one of the latest share placements is instead aimed at bolstering a stable of pop hits. Merck Mercuriadis, chief executive officer of Hipgnosis, an investment trust that owns rights to hit songs like “Uptown Funk” and “Shape of You”, speaks on “Bloomberg Markets: European Open” about plans to raise as much as $250 million to fund new acquisitions.