About Royalty Exchange

About Royalty Exchange

Using the power of markets to unlock the value of ideas that enrich the human experience.

Our Mission

Royalty Exchange is using the power of markets to unlock the value of ideas that enrich the human experience. Our online marketplace for buying and selling royalties provides much-needed transparency to both creators and investors alike. Creators use our marketplace to fuel their artistic freedom and gain financial security, while investors come to find yield-generating assets uncorrelated from public markets. 

The Value Of Ideas

We believe in the value of ideas

Ideas launched into the world enrich the human experience and drive the innovation which powers our economy.  A commercially successful idea is the most meaningful currency of our time. It’s the only true competitive advantage left. And that makes it incredibly valuable. 

That’s because sustainable value comes not from physical products, but the ideas behind them. Products break, materials dwindle, formats shift. But ideas remain. 

Ideas on their own are intangible. But once creators launch ideas into the world, they become something more… intellectual property. As intellectual property, ideas become a form of currency, a tangible asset. 

By ideas, we mean creative expression in general, but intellectual property in particular. Most notably, music… but also books, film, photography, and much more. 

In the creative world, ideas generate value through royalties. Royalties are the way creators receive compensation for their contribution to creative works. Unlike ideas, royalties are tangible assets in high demand by investors.

Creators can leverage this demand to fuel their ongoing creative expression and maintain their artistic freedom without the contractual, critical, or financial restrictions placed upon them by traditional gatekeepers. 

The Power Of Markets

We also believe in the power of markets. Markets bring transparency to the value of ideas.

Too often, ideas are not valued properly or fairly. Historically, only a connected few industry insiders had access to intellectual property assets. These traditional gatekeepers used their access to discourage competition and obscure transparency.

Limiting the market for royalties deprives creators of the compensation they deserve, and the capital they need to continue bringing new ideas into a waiting world.

But when assets like royalties for intellectual property are placed into a transparent, competitive marketplace, it both defines and increases their value. Transparency provides information, and information is the lifeblood of any market. 

With a transparent market, creators gain a new way to earn compensation for their ideas while retaining their underlying rights, and investors gain a path to supporting ideas while generating meaningful returns.

The Royalty Exchange Marketplace

We don’t buy or sell royalties. We don’t provide advances or loans. We simply operate the marketplace where buyers and sellers meet and find the value they seek. The better this marketplace services both creators and investors, the healthier it becomes, and the better it serves everyone. 

Our mission is to unlock the financial power of ideas through a transparent market that reduces the friction between ideas and their value. 

After all, it’s not our marketplace… it’s yours.

 

Team

  • Matt Smith

    Matt 300 Compressor

    CEO

    Bio
    "The standard pace is for chumps." — Derek Sivers
  • Gary Young

    Gary 300 Compressor

    Executive Vice President

    Bio
    "I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there." — Richard Feynman
  • Anthony Martini

    Ant Web 1

    Partner

    Bio
    "Ask for forgiveness, not permission." — Grace Murray Hopper
  • David Veksler

    David

    CTO

    Bio
    "To be matter-of-fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy... as the real world is strange and wonderful." — Robert A. Heinlein
  • DeDe Burns

    De De300 Min

    Director of Strategic Services

    Bio
    "Protect your work and if you build a good name, eventually that name will be its own currency." — William S. Burroughs (to Patti Smith)
  • Antony Bruno

    Antony Compressed

    Director of Communications

    Bio
    "One eye on the goal means you have only one eye on the path." — Zen Proverb
  • Rob Bernhard

    Rob 300 Compressor

    Corporate Counsel

    Bio
    "Decide what to be and go be it." — The Avett Brothers
  • Keegan Gaeng

    Keegan 300 Compressor

    Artist Relations Manager

    Bio
    "So you’re telling me there’s a chance!" — Lloyd Christmas
  • Joseph A. Parker

    Joe Site

    ARTIST RELATIONS MANAGER

    Bio
    "You can have a talent and you can be starving, but if you have a business talent, you can eat." — Doyle Lane
  • Reed Jackson

    Reed300 Compressor

    Marketing

    Bio
    "To begin, begin." — William Wordsworth
  • Ashley Hammerle

    Ashley 300 Compressor

    Senior Account Manager

    Bio
    "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." — Maya Angelou
  • Peter McNulty

    Peter

    Account Manager

    Bio
    " In the middle of chaos lies opportunity" —  Bruce Lee
  • Ryan O'Connor, CFA

    Ryan Compressed

    Financial Analyst

    Bio
    "Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing." — Warren Buffett
  • Vitor Baptista

    3 1

    Data Scientist

    Bio
    "No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted." — Aesop
  • Levi Hill

    Levi 300 Compressed

    Full Stack Developer

    Bio
    "The universe rewards calculated risk and passion." — Joe Rogan
  • Kenny Johnson

    Kenny

    Full Stack Developer

    Bio
    "It seems that perfection is attained not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to remove." — Antoine de Saint Exupéry
  • Rachel Choiniere Towner

    Rachel 300 Compressor

    Chief of Staff

    Bio
    "If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?" — John Wooden
  • Janice Brake

    Janice Site

    Senior Accountant

    Bio
    "Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire." — Jennifer Lee
  • Marissa Laug

    2 1

    Royalty Administration Accountant

    Bio
    "Your life is yours to create" — Wookiefoot
  • Jon Gestal

    Jon Compressed

    Administrative Coordinator

    Bio
    "Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. " — Salvador Dali
  • Olive

    Olive Compressor

    Doggie Therapist

    Bio
    "Treats?!" — Olive