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Charles Caldas

Charles Caldas is CEO of Merlin, the global rights agency representing the world’s most important independent music companies, embodying over 20,000 record labels and distributors and commanding around a 10% share of the global and US music market.

Merlin has struck deals with services including Beats, Spotify, YouTube, Google Play and Deezer, and reached settlements with Limewire, XM Satellite Radio and Grooveshark.

In 2013, Merlin was named by Fast Company as one of the five most innovative music companies in the world. Charles received IMPALA's Outstanding Contribution Award in 2013 and featured amongst Billboard’s 2014 International Power Players.

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