About Royalty Exchange
Using the power of markets to unlock the value of ideas that enrich the human experience.
We believe in the value of ideas and the power of markets.
Too often, ideas are not valued properly or fairly… like music. That’s because the music industry was designed to benefit a well-entrenched few. It was a closed market that discouraged competition, obscured transparency, and directed the lion’s share of the value to the gatekeepers rather than to those who actually created the music.
Only the top 1% of artists can survive closed systems like this, and when they do it’s in spite of it not because of it.
We believe that the value of ideas should flow to all creators, not just gatekeepers or the 1%. So we created an open marketplace that gives any artist earning royalties the ability to share them with any investor interested in paying a fair price. The result is the only solution that serves the 99% of artists and investors previously ignored by the old system we’re disrupting.
That’s the power of an open market… it directs value away from the entrenched interests and into the hands of those previously pushed to the margins—the creators.
But open markets don’t just direct the value of ideas to the creators, they increase the value of those ideas as well.
A commercially successful idea is the most meaningful currency of our time. It’s the only true competitive advantage left. Products break, materials dwindle, formats shift. But ideas endure. And that makes them incredibly valuable.
Royalties are the tangible manifestation of these ideas. They are assets that can be bought, sold, and traded. Open markets make assets more valuable by providing transparency, price discovery, and competition needed to satisfy investor demand.
The result is a win-win for everyone. Investors gain access to royalty assets previously unavailable to them, and the information they need to make informed decisions. Creators can then leverage this demand to find investors for their catalog at the best price possible, raising money without giving up their rights or going into debt.
Our mission is to unlock the financial power of ideas through a transparent market that reduces the friction between ideas and their value.
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.
After all, it’s not our marketplace… it’s yours.
CEOBio"Ask for forgiveness, not permission." — Grace Murray Hopper
Executive Vice PresidentBio"I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there." — Richard Feynman
CTOBio"To be matter-of-fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy... as the real world is strange and wonderful." — Robert A. Heinlein
Head of OperationsBio"Protect your work and if you build a good name, eventually that name will be its own currency." — William S. Burroughs (to Patti Smith)
Director of CommunicationsBio"One eye on the goal means you have only one eye on the path." — Zen Proverb
Corporate CounselBio"Decide what to be and go be it." — The Avett Brothers
Senior Financial AnalystBio"Never memorize something that you can look up." — Albert Einstein
Artist Relations ManagerBio"So you’re telling me there’s a chance!" — Lloyd Christmas
Joseph A. Parker
ARTIST RELATIONS MANAGERBio"You can have a talent and you can be starving, but if you have a business talent, you can eat." — Doyle Lane
MarketingBio"To begin, begin." — William Wordsworth
Senior Account ManagerBio"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." — Maya Angelou
Account ManagerBio"In the middle of chaos lies opportunity" — Bruce Lee
Data ScientistBio"No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted." — Aesop
Full Stack DeveloperBio"The universe rewards calculated risk and passion." — Joe Rogan
Full Stack DeveloperBio"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
Chief of StaffBio"If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?" — John Wooden
Accounting ManagerBio"Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire." — Jennifer Lee
Royalty Administration AccountantBio"Your life is yours to create" — Wookiefoot
Client Relations CoordinatorBio"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. " — Salvador Dali
Doggie TherapistBio"Treats?!" — Olive