Fairness Rocks News Merck Mercuriadis: ‘None of us should be able to sleep in good conscience at night until the true value of the songwriters’ contributions to this business are recognized.’


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Merck Mercuriadis: ‘None of us should be able to sleep in good conscience at night until the true value of the songwriters’ contributions to this business are recognized.’

There aren’t many in the business who now aren’t aware of – or even disagree with – Merck Mercuriadis‘ belief that songwriters deserve to get paid a bigger percentage of the money flowing into (and back out of) the modern music business.

Some, though, take issue with the Hipgnosis Songs Fund founder’s insistence that the major record companies are actively disinterested in using their might – or the might of their sister publishing companies – to help alter the share of the revenue ‘pie’ paid to writers. David Israelite, CEO of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) in the US, recently took aim at comments Mercuriadis has made in recent years to this effect.

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