May 2021: Merck Mercuriadis & investing in music
"If you're living your best life, you're doing it to the soundtrack of music"
- Merck Mercuriadis
Our latest In the Markets with Fred and Rory podcast saw the UK Fund Managers speak to a very special guest, a man who, according to the BBC, "has spent $1bn on old hits" - the one, the only, Merck Mercuriadis. Starting at Virgin Records in Canada as a teen, Merck has achieved enormous success throughout his career, from managing the likes of Beyoncé and Elton John, owning the masters of Paul McCartney and Eurythmics, to starting music IP investment and song management company, Hipgnosis alongside Nile Rodgers. Tune in to hear more about how Merck is changing the system before he dashes off to the studio with Shakira.