Merck Mercuriadis at his home in London. Photography: Sandra Seaton

The Man Who’s Spending $1 Billion to Own Every Pop Song

Music mogul Merck Mercuriadis raised hundreds of millions of dollars to buy the rights to hits by Taylor Swift, Timbaland, and Bruno Mars. Is he insane?

Matt Hendrickson
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14 min readJan 8, 2020

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IInside the office on the second floor of music industry mogul Merck Mercuriadis’ off-white townhouse in the posh…

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Matt Hendrickson
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