New frontiers in music: songwriter Nile Rodgers and manager Merck Mercuriadis share their insights into what makes a hit song and the changing world of music publishing.
From CHIC to Sister Sledge and Madonna to David Bowie, festival curator and Grammy-winning hitmaker Rodgers has a track record like few others.
Together with his fearless manager and business partner, Mercuriadis, CEO of the Hipgnosis Songs Fund, Rodgers is striving to redefine the value of songs in the contemporary music industries and change the face of music publishing.
For this in-depth conversation, Rodgers and Mercuriadis are joined on stage by Sodajerker, the team behind the critically acclaimed Sodajerker On Songwriting podcast.
Together, they uncover the complex relationship between the art – and business – of songwriting.