All of us here at Royalty Exchange are pleased to welcome Anthony Martini to the company as a Partner.
Martini will leverage his experience, relationships, and expertise to introduce Royalty Exchange's unique toolkit of artist financing options to music creators and rights holders industry-wide. His insights will also help evolve all current and future product offerings to better meet the demands of customers.
Martini is an industry veteran with over 15 years of experience spanning various sectors of the music business. His career began at one end of the spectrum, working with extreme metal acts like Lamb Of God, Behemoth, and Terror. He then swung to the other end of the spectrum by joining Crush Management, whose roster of Sia, Fall Out Boy, and Train read more like the Billboard Hot 100. Martini eventually launched his own management company—The CMSN—where he discovered a then-unknown rapper named Tyga and developed him into an international superstar.
He later joined Jingle Punks as a partner, assisting the company’s growth from one of Businessweek’s "America's Most Promising Startups" to one of the world's largest music licensing platforms, and ultimate acquisition by Ole Media.
As the founder of the independent record label Commission, Martini has displayed a rare knack for achieving commercial success with non-traditional artists. He's signed artists like Lil Dicky, MadeinTYO, and IDK, generating billions of streams and chart-topping singles. Last year, Billboard magazine recognized him as an R&B/Hip Hop Power Player.
"I'm always interested in disruptive platforms, and Royalty Exchange is disrupting the status quo in a way that's empowering to all artists," says Martini. "They help increase the value of creative works through a transparent market. Whether you're signed, unsigned, famous, or unknown; artists can set their terms, get matched with investors, and get paid the value they deserve... without giving up any rights to their work! It's a game-changing concept for our industry, and I love it."
"I was impressed with Anthony the moment I first met him," said Royalty Exchange CEO Matthew Smith. "It's rare to meet someone with his mix of artistic achievement and entrepreneurial success. It's the perfect combination for a company like ours, and I know his addition to the team is going to benefit many artists in the very near future."
Martini is based in New Jersey. You can follow in on Instagram at @realantmoney
About Royalty Exchange
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.
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