Mercuriadis Announces Dave Stewart Signing At CMW
Eurythmics co-founder and Grammy-winning songwriter, recording artist and producer David A. Stewart joins Merck Mercuriadis and Nile Rodgers' Hipgnosis Songs Ltd. and sells them his thousand-plus song catalogue.
By Nick Krewen
While in town for a Canadian Music Week interview about his ventures, Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd., Founder Merck Mercuriadis asked partner and management client Nile Rodgers to join him on stage to announce the company’s latest signing: David A. Stewart.
Artist, writer, and producer Stewart assigns his 100% copyright share of the entire Eurythmics catalogue – which has sold an estimated 100M albums around the world and includes such chart-toppers as Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This), Would I Lie To You, and Here Comes The Rain Again, to Hipgnosis.
With this transaction, Stewart joins the Hipgnosis Advisory Board.