Lately, there’s been a lot of coverage about the intellectual property of music artists. Artists such as singer/songwriter Taylor Swift are finding themselves head-to-head with music publishers and record labels in an attempt to gain ownership of their masters, and the added attention on the industry has people questioning the status quo: How does the relationship between publishing companies and artists function? From ticket sales for tours and shows to merchandising and (re)plays on streaming platforms, where does the consumer’s money go? Meet Merck Mercuriadis–not only is he asking the same questions, but he’s offering solutions.
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