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Maximilian Merkle

Director Business & Legal Affairs at Idagio

(Picture © Idagio)

Maximilian Merkle is Director Business & Legal Affairs at IDAGIO, the leading audio streaming service for classical music. His career as a media lawyer in the music industry led him to renowned labels such as ECM and Deutsche Grammophon, among others. Since the beginning of 2017, he has been helping to shape the future of classical music at IDAGIO.

Being an expert in the area of remuneration models for music authors and publishers, he is a regular guest at panels and lectures.

Maximilian Merkle studied law at Humboldt University of Berlin and is Managing Founder of Esslingen Jazz Festival.

Maximilian Merkle at IAMIC2020


Music Distribution & Authors' Rights


What are the tensions between (free) offerings and the compensation of authors? What effect does streaming have on the promotion of artists? Who is compiling playlists, and how established are streaming platforms in the context of classical music? Which role do streaming providers play in the development of young composers?


Panel discussion


Wednesday, 3 June 2020
International Conference (open to the public):
Musical Life at the Crossroads between Tradition and the Future

15:00–16:05 Session 4

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