About Royalty Exchange

About Royalty Exchange

Artists turn to Royalty Exchange to raise money and take control of their financial future. We connect them with private investors through the world’s first online marketplace for buying and selling royalties. Creators love us because we give them a powerful new way to fund their career. Investors love us because we help them generate income that's hard to beat. And our commitment to transparency and honesty ensures value for all.

Originally founded in 2011 and privately held, Royalty Exchange is based in Denver, CO. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


Our Mission

We're committed to unlocking the financial power of intellectual property to everyone.

Until now, royalty transactions took place in private. They were available only to industry insiders who held all the cards.

This kept prices low and values cloaked in mystery. Deals were all-or-nothing, take-it-or-leave-it offers. Only the biggest and richest creators could attract interested buyers. And private investors lost out on opportunities for significant returns.

We're disrupting this outdated system. Our online marketplace introduces competition, transparency, and honesty to the process. It brings together creators and investors to offer something the other needs, and share a mutual benefit.

The result creates more value for everyone involved. Creators get access to interested buyers, as well as control over what they sell and who they sell to. Investors get access to royalty earning assets, and a liquid market to buy and sell them. And the industry gains free-market insights into the value of its intellectual property.

Our Vision

Royalty Exchange offers a stark alternative to the shady, bullying, and predatory practices that have defined the royalty business to date. Most companies offering to buy royalties are trying to get the best deal possible by paying as little as they can. Private advance companies are nothing more than payday lenders burying you in debt.

We don’t buy or sell royalties. We don’t provide advances or loans. We simply operate a marketplace where buyers, sellers, and lenders come together to conduct deals. Our success depends on maintaining the health of this marketplace. A healthy marketplace creates more value for all involved. So the better we do our job, the more opportunity we create for you.

When artists achieve artistic freedom through financial security, we win. When investors can finally generate meaningful returns on their investments, we win. And when our customers use the proceeds they earn on Royalty Exchange to create new value outside the confines of the marketplace itself, we all win.

That’s why we’re committed to transparency, honesty, and fairness. We let the free market dictate the price and terms that it will support. And we will never risk harming the health of the marketplace for the sake of an individual deal, no matter how much it may benefit us.

After all, this isn’t our marketplace... it’s yours.

Team

  • Matt Smith

    Matt

    CEO

    Bio
    "The standard pace is for chumps." — Derek Sivers
  • Jeff Schneider

    Jeff

    President & CFO

    Bio
    "Diamonds are pieces of coal that stuck to the job." — David Einhorn
  • Gary Young

    Gary

    Chief of Staff

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

    Pj

    Vice President Investor Relations

    Bio
    "The man who has no imagination has no wings." — Muhammad Ali
  • Nick Terzo

    Nick

    Vice President Strategic Development

    Bio
    "Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life." — Jerzy Gregorek
  • Antony Bruno

    Antony

    Director of Communications

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

    Keegan

    Business Development

    Bio
    "So you’re telling me there’s a chance!" — Lloyd Christmas
  • Clayton Dickson

    Clayton

    Business Development

    Bio
    "Risk something, or forever sit with your dreams" — Herb Brooks
  • Travis Janko

    Travis

    Director of Business Development

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    "Whatever the mind can conceive & believe, it can achieve." — Napoleon Hill
  • Rachel Choiniere Towner

    Rachel

    Talent Acquisition Manager

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

    Rob

    Legal & Business Affairs

    Bio
    "Decide what to be and go be it." — The Avett Brothers
  • Trevah Di Salvio

    Trevah Round Compressor

    Account Manager Team Lead

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    "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." — Goethe
  • Ashley Hammerle

    Ashley

    Account Manager

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    "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." — Maya Angelou
  • Jena Sellers

    Jena

    Director of Financial Reporting

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    "My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time." — Steve Jobs
  • Tyler Semerdjian

    Tyler

    Lead Generation Manager

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    "There is little success where there is little laughter." — Andrew Carnegie
  • Lauren Young

    Lauren

    Customer Service Representative

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    "I really don't listen to Led Zeppelin that much." — Jimmy Page