Merck Mercuriadis

CEO, HSM

Founder of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and Founder and CEO of its Investment Adviser, Hipgnosis Song Management.

CEO and managing partner of Hipgnosis Songs Ltd, an artist management firm label based in London and Los Angeles.

Merck has 40 years’ music industry experience. He has managed iconic artists including Nile Rodgers, Sir Elton John, Beyoncé, Iron Maiden, Pet Shop Boys and Guns N’ Roses. An unrivalled network and reputation within the songwriting community as a trusted custodian of songs has enabled him to complete over 150 catalogue purchases. Merck is a vigorous campaigner for songwriters to receive a fair share of music revenues.