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The Music Industry Series: Merck Mercuriadis, Nile Rodgers and “The Deep Hidden Meaning of Songwriting” (NEW TIME)

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Thu, 21 Feb 2019

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

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The Sammy Ofer Centre
LT 18/LT 19

117 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5PT

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LAUNCHING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY SERIES

“The Deep Hidden Meaning of Songwriting”, with Merck Mercuriadis and Nile Rodgers

The Music Club and Tech and Media Club are proud to invite the London Business School community to the first event of the Music Industry Series on February 21st from 12:00 to 13:30 where legendary musician Nile Rodgers and acclaimed music executive and manager Merck Mercuriadis will discuss "The deep hidden meaning of songwriting" and other important aspects about the music industry.

THE EVENT
The Music Industry Series is an initiative to shed light over this exciting and diverse industry that generates close to USD 50bn in revenues globally. The deep changes in technology, consumer preferences and industry structure create a number of exciting career opportunities, especially in the UK as successful British acts including Ed Sheeran, Adele, Coldplay, Skepta and the Rolling Stones helped exports of UK music soar in 2016 by 13% to £2.5 billion.

In addition to this first event discussing the role of songwriters in the industry, we aim to cover other interesting themes such as the private equity investment opportunities, the role of new technologies in music distribution, the growing role of live concerts for artists and the new strategies adopted by record labels to grow the industry.

THE SPEAKERS
NILE RODGERS
Legendary musician Nile Rodgers is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a three-time Grammy Award-winner, and the chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame having sold more than 500 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide. An American record producer, songwriter, musician, composer, arranger and guitarist, Nile Rodgers worked with a number of esteemed artists, such as Madonna, Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger, The Vaughan Brothers, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Daft Punk and David Bowie.
Most recently, he was appointed as the first ever Chief Creative Advisor for the legendary Abbey Road Studios to cap off a year that has included “festival best” performances at both Glastonbury and Coachella that resulted in the BBC nominating the band for the BBC Music Awards as “Best Live Performance Of 2017” and the LA Times stating “Nile Rodgers influence stretches all over Coachella, beaming the sound of a better future”.

MERCK MERCURIADIS
Merck Mercuriadis is currently themanager of music legend Nile Rodgers and the former manager of several notable rock and pop bands and musicians including Sir Elton John, Guns’n’Roses, Iron Maiden, Morrissey, Pet Shop Boys, Macy Gray, Mary J. Blige, Joss Stone and Jane’s Addiction, to name a few.
Most recently, Mercuriadis is the Creator and Founder of the Hipgnosis Songs Fund, LTD, which has raised over $300 million in investment Capitol and has acquired hit songs and copyrights, including Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’, Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ Kanye West’s ‘All Of The Lights’, Justin Beiber’s ‘Baby’, and Jay-z’s ‘Holy Grail’ featuring Justin Timberlake, among other songs. Nile Rodgers is a co-founder of the Fund and sits on the Advisory Board.

WHERE AND WHEN
The event will happen on February 21st from 12:00 to 13:30 at LT18/19 at the Samy Ofer Centre. We would like to stress that this event is open to everyone, whether you are a music enthusiast or whether you have an interest in the career opportunities in the industry.

Please sign up here!
Kind Regards,

MUSIC CLUB & TECH AND MEDIA CLUB



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The Sammy Ofer Centre
LT 18/LT 19

117 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5PT

Speakers

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Nile Rodgers








NILE RODGERS



Legendary musician Nile Rodgers is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a three-time Grammy Award-winner, and the chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame having sold more than 500 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide. An American record producer, songwriter, musician, composer, arranger and guitarist, Nile Rodgers worked with a number of esteemed artists, such as Madonna, Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger, The Vaughan Brothers, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Daft Punk and David Bowie.



Most recently, he was appointed as the first ever Chief Creative Advisor for the legendary Abbey Road Studios to cap off a year that has included “festival best” performances at both Glastonbury and Coachella that resulted in the BBC nominating the band for the BBC Music Awards as “Best Live Performance Of 2017” and the LA Times stating “Nile Rodgers influence stretches all over Coachella, beaming the sound of a better future”.



Merck  Mercuriadis's profile photo

Merck Mercuriadis

Merck Mercuriadis is currently the manager of music legend Nile Rodgers and the former manager of several notable rock and pop bands and musicians including Sir Elton John, Guns’n’Roses, Iron Maiden, Morrissey, Pet Shop Boys, Macy Gray, Mary J. Blige, Joss Stone and Jane’s Addiction, to name a few.


Most recently, Mercuriadis is the Creator and Founder of the Hipgnosis Songs Fund, LTD, which has raised over $300 million in investment Capitol and has acquired hit songs and copyrights, including Beyonce’s ‘Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)’, Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ Kanye West’s ‘All Of The Lights’, Justin Beiber’s ‘Baby’, and Jay-z’s ‘Holy Grail’ featuring Justin Timberlake, among other songs. Nile Rodgers is a co-founder of the Fund and sits on the Advisory Board.