Former Elton John and Beyoncé manager Merck Mercuriadis on championing artists and his business buying over 13,000 songs
Livin’ on a Prayer, Heart of Glass, Copacabana, Single Ladies.They’re all huge pop songs and dancefloor favourites of the past 50 years. And according to one music industry veteran, they are more valuable than gold.
Merck Mercuriadis is the founder of Hipgnosis, a London-listed company offering investors the chance to make money from the royalties generated from these and thousands of other songs by famous artists.
The deals struck by Hipgnosis show there is still money to be made in music publishing.
Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
Justin Timberlake – SexyBack
Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’
Rihanna – Umbrella
Beyoncé – Single Ladies
Blondie – Rapture
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Al Green – Let’s Stay Together
Adele – Set Fire to the Rain
Barry Manilow – Copacabana
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee – Despacito (Remix) feat. Justin Bieber
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
The Chainsmokers – CloserContinue reading... [from https://ift.tt/2lmv3YG]
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