This year, Polar Talks invites Laureates Nile Rodgers and Esa-Pekka Salonen together with Merck Mercuriadis, founder of Hipgnosis, for an afternoon of live interviews on May 20.

Polar Talks will be streamed live on Youtube from 16:00 CET on May 20. You will find the link below.

Polar Talks 2024

Live streaming

Watch Polar Talks 2024

All the pictures from Polar Talks on May 20 are on Flickr. You can watch the interviews on Youtube.

Streaming link

Link to Youtube stream

Watch Polar Talks 2024 here on May 20!


Esa-Pekka Salonen

Interview with Esa-Pekka Salonen, Polar Music Prize Laureate of 2024 by Cilla Benkö, Director General and CEO of Swedish Radio, about Salonen's career. 

Esa-Pekka Salonen is a master of tone in soul and heart. With his resolute baton, he not only guides symphony orchestras but points the way for all classical music. 


Merck Mercuriadis

Interview with Merck Mercuriadis, Hipgnosis Song Management by Swedish journalist Jan Gradvall.  

Merck is a British-Canadian music industry executive, artist manager, and entrepreneur. Mercuriadis has managed artists including Nile Rodgers, Beyoncé, Elton John, Gun N’Roses, Iron Maiden, Pet Shop Boys, Mary J. Blige among others.


Nile Rodgers

Interview with Nile Rodgers, Polar Music Prize Laureate of 2024.

The songs created by Nile Rodgers for Chic, Sister Sledge, Diana Ross, David Bowie, Madonna, Daft Punk and many others are so well-crafted that they will outlive us all.

Nile Rodgers will be interviewed by Jan Gradvall about his songwriting, unique guitar playing and life in music. 


Thank you

Polar Talks 2024 is presented in collaboration with Soho House, YouTube and Stockholm Invest.