Chief Executive Officer
A seasoned startup executive who founded several companies including Royalty Exchange, the first marketplace to sell music royalties to investors. He had a successful exit at Royalty Exchange in 2015.
SongVest Records is a groundbreaking new record label founded by experienced entrepreneurs and music executives leveraging equity crowdfunding securities laws to create the next-generation record company. We utilize the power of fan ownership to the advantage of our artists, and pay our investors royalties for helping drive their success.
Royalties Paid Out to Investors is trailblazing in the crowdfunding investment model. The old model has investors waiting for a buyout or public offering to see a return on their investment. We break that mold by paying out 5% of top-line revenue as a royalty share to investors. We believe investors should be able to share in revenue from day one.
SongVestors can make a difference! We believe that a record label driven by passionate music fans can make a radical difference in the discovery, launch, promotion, and longevity of the artists we sign. Never before has the investor, fan, artist, and record label been more in alignment than now. We all have the same goal in promoting the artist and everyone shares in the reward. This is our competitive advantage against other labels, where we bring everything they do but more…..the thousands of SongVestors who act as our street team to help promote, share and use the tools we create to drive artists success.
How artists create and cultivate/reach fans is changing by the minute. SongVest Records is at the epicenter of the future of the music business in allowing fans to not only discover new (and established!) artists but to also participate in the business of a record company. Imagine being a part-owner of the record companies that have signed and nurtured some of your favorite artists? Now you have that chance. You will have a voice in driving the company and the artists we support, and get paid royalties for doing so! We are a progressively constructed music company offering best in class streaming, marketing, PR, film/tv/advertising support and more to the artists we work with, with the added dimension of having a legion of passionate fans that are partners in the company.
By the people for the people, SongVest Records supports and nurtures artists to create – and thanks to our community of dedicated “SongVestors,” helps those artists take their creative vision to the world. The future of the music business is now!
SongVestors have the opportunity to collaborate and engage in their passion for music, discover new artists, contribute to marketing and promotion efforts, and connect with fellow passionate fans and music entrepreneurs around the world.
SongVestors form a unique international “street team,” increasing artist awareness and contributing to their success through shared marketing initiatives that complement the company’s core marketing, promotion, press, radio and film/tv/ad placement capabilities.
Artists that work with our company receive the widest possible range of support when our core marketing expertise is coupled with the power of SongVestors to help raise awareness of their music.
SongVestors earn royalties from the success of our company and the artists we develop.
1. Founded by serial entrepreneurs and music industry heavyweights who believe
that there has never been a better time for a new label model that puts artists and fans first.
2. We have already proven that fans are interested in being part of our team with our first successful raise of over $56K.
3. Our first signing, Kate Clover, is an emerging artist that matches our vision and that we feel has global appeal.
4. Teamed with world-class partners for distribution (Symphonic) and licensing/synchronization (SoStereo).
5. SongVestors are part of an inner circle that can contribute to the marketing efforts of the company, and can gain access to a wide-range of benefits and access through our tiered perk offerings.
Our goal is to engage thousands of investors with the thesis that our SongVestors will act differently than uber fans. We can empower our SongVestors with actionable marketing strategies including social media sharing, playlist promotion and more, to allow them to move the needle for our artists by directly impacting streams and sales in other ways that traditional records labels can’t. Aligning the entire SongVest Records team and roster will help drive artist success and increase payouts for all.
An expert in quantifying the value of creators and inventors works. He was previously a Managing Director at Ocean Tomo, LLC responsible for leading the company’s intellectual property valuation practice. He has also held leadership positions at various consulting firms including KPMG LLP. Roy currently serves as the board president for the Chicago West Community Music Center.
Co-Vice President of Marketing
Co-founder of Label Logic, and leads digital strategy, analytics, and creative services for the company. Jay worked at Universal Music Group for 18 years, most recently as VP New Media and Online Marketing for Universal Music Enterprises (“UME”). He has been on the cutting edge of digital sales & marketing with Universal Music, Starbucks Entertainment, Fox Home Entertainment (International) and Warner Music Group.
Co-Vice President of Marketing
Co-founder of Label Logic, and leads marketing and project management services for the company. He most recently served as Head of Marketing for UME, the catalog arm of Universal Music Group, where he helped manage the Motown and Def Jam catalogs, and UMG’s key artist portfolios.
Class R Preferred Stock
Investors will collectively earn periodic payments of 5% of the gross proceeds received by the company pro rata (according to units owned) and collectively own up to 10% of SongVest Records, Inc.
|Round Type:||Regulation CF|
Preferred Stock A Company may issue a separate class of stock, which may have special rights and privileges, including without limitation voting rights, dividend rights, anti-dilution and liquidation preferences. Preferred stock holders have similar risks to common stock holders but receive better or different terms. Investors who receive preferred stock generally are exposed to similar risks as other holders of equity.
|Round Size:||$25,000 - $1,013,000|
|Duration of Periodic Payments:||
Perpetuity The Periodic Payments shall continue to be made to Rights Holders as long as shares of Class R Preferred Stock are issued and outstanding.
|Price Per Unit||$5.00|
The offering price and the company’s pre-money valuation of $9,000,000 was determined based on the best-estimates of the Company’s management, but not based on objective measures. We believe this valuation is reasonable for several reasons. We have tracked pre-money valuations for other entertainment companies that have raised capital under similar circumstances. We have a highly successful team that includes three music industry veterans (each having over 25 years of experience), as well as direct experience valuing and monetizing music royalty assets. Also, the global market for recorded music sales and licensing is growing materially each year, and is expected to more than double from its current level by 2030. Please be aware that the Company has not obtained any third-party valuations.
The Company is a record label that signs artists, releases singles, EP’s, albums, and videos, and then markets and promotes this content to help make it as successful as possible. From these deals, the Company earns royalties from digital streaming, public performance (e.g., radio, venue broadcast), sync and licensing opportunities (e.g., placement in ads, movies, series, etc.), and physical product sales. Additional revenue generation opportunities may exist from touring and merchandise sales (should the label provide support to help elevate this income), as well as from music publishing should SongVest Records establish a separate but related company to administer this function.
There are two ways you make money. First, investors will collectively earn periodic payments equivalent to 5% of SongVest Record's gross proceeds (these periodic payments are dependent on a successful offering). Secondly, investors collectively own up to a 10% equity stake in the company (your stake will be proportiate to this based on shares owned) that can be sold during a liquidity event.
It’s impossible to predict how any artist, track, or album will perform. That’s why we love our model for investors, because you benefit from every dollar in revenue generated via the 5% royalty share payout from top line revenue. We can’t forecast what revenues will be for this year, next or beyond because of the nature of the music industry, but we project that we WILL have revenue which results in royalties being paid out.