Former artist manager/label head Anthony Martini has joined Royalty Exchange as CEO, replacing founding CEO Matthew Smith, who will remain with the company as Chairman.

“I joined Royalty Exchange because it’s the only company built to serve all artists, not just the most successful few,” Martini said. “Our marketplace allows any artist, big or small, to set their own terms and tap into this unprecedented demand for music royalties.”

Martini, whose music career includes stints at Crush Management and music licensing platform Jingle Punks, most recently founded Commission Records, signing acts such as Lil’ Dicky and MadeinTYO. He sold a majority stake in the company to Big Noise in 2019.

“I’m incredibly happy that we found Anthony and that he agreed to step into the CEO role,” Smith said. “He has the experience, vision, drive, and relationships—not to mention charisma—to lead Royalty Exchange into its next chapter.”