Merck of greatness: Merck Mercuriadis - The Music Week interview

James Hanley

Growing up in a small town in Canada in the 1970s, Merck Mercuriadis can pinpoint the exact moment that changed his life forever.

At the age of 12, the future music industry power player made the 100-mile journey to see rock titans Kiss, supported by a then little known Cheap Trick. It was a night that left an unshakeable impression on the young devotee.

“I’m literally right up at the front,” says the now 55-year-old, with a glint in his ...

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