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We're disrupting this outdated system.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 300 Compressor

    CEO

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

    Gary 300 Compressor

    Business Development

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

    Pj 300 Compressor

    Vice President Investor Relations

    Bio
    "The man who has no imagination has no wings." — Muhammad Ali
  • 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
  • Clayton Dickson

    Clayton 300 Compressor

    Artist Relations Manager

    Bio
    "Risk something, or forever sit with your dreams" — Herb Brooks
  • Tyler Semerdjian

    Tyler 300 Compressor

    Artist Relations Manager

    Bio
    "There is little success where there is little laughter." — Andrew Carnegie
  • 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
  • Alexine Little

    Alexine Compressed

    Marketing Operations Specialist

    Bio
    "Growth and comfort do not coexist. " — Ginni Rometty
  • 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
  • Lauren Young

    Lauren 300 Compressor

    Account Manager

    Bio
    "I really don't listen to Led Zeppelin that much." — Jimmy Page
  • Ryan O'Connor, CFA

    Ryan Compressed

    Financial Analyst

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

    Levi 300 Compressed

    FULL STACK DEVELOPER

    Bio
    "The universe rewards calculated risk and passion." — Joe Rogan
  • 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
  • Jon Gestal

    Jon Compressed

    Administrative Coordinator

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