Song Stock Exchanges Are Coming – Should You Buy In?



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Imagine Spotify or Apple Music crossed with Charles Schwab or Robinhood, so you can press play to listen to a song, and then press “invest” to buy a share of that song’s royalty stream. That’s the vision of a merry band of “music stock market” platforms looking to lure loot from music-loving traders who want to speculate on the next big song, as an alternative to traditional stocks, bonds, or crashing cryptocurrencies. Some say it could end “artist poverty” and make investors rich, others say its not a terrific investment but lots of fun for fans.

For legal practitioners, it is imperative to examine the regulatory landscape surrounding these platforms, considering the potential implications for intellectual property, securities laws, and contractual arrangements within the music industry. Will this emerging trend in the intersection of music and finance necessitate legal adaptations to safeguard the interests of all stakeholders?

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Bill Hochberg


Raines Feldman Littrell LLP

Bill Hochberg specializes in music and media law with a commitment to excellent results for clients at a reasonable cost. As a recognized thought leader, Bill Hochberg writes regularly in Forbes and other preeminent publications, and he speaks at worldwide music and media conferences such as South by Southwest. From recording and publishing deals to copyright disputes to catalog valuations to music licensing, Mr. Hochberg handles many and varied music and media matters with an approach that is both pragmatic and innovative. Music — old and new, near and far, and the businesses and technologies that have popped up around it — is Bill’s jam. He lives with his wife, an elementary bilingual educator, in Los Angeles. And for fun, Bill plays some jazz guitar in the Twilight Tones.

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Sean Peace



Sean Peace is the Founder and CEO of SongVest. In 2011, Peace launched Royalty Exchange, the first online market to buy and sell music royalties through online auctions which he sold in 2015. In 2020, his long-term vision for SongVest became realized as he developed a groundbreaking new model selling fractional shares in individual songs under the brand SongShares. In October 2021, SongVest had its first public securities offering of music royalties with qualification by the SEC utilizing Reg A+.

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Alisha Outridge


Brown University Byte & Chord

Alisha Outridge is an Executive Product & Technology Operator with 18+ years of experience in the tech, entertainment, and music industries, pioneering the development of products and new business models utilizing emerging technologies such as AI, AR, social media, and Web3. Alisha’s contributions include co-inventing patented work at Facebook (now Meta) and leading innovation at FlyBy (acquired by Apple; Google X company), iHeartRadio, SolidBlock (now DIBS Capital), and TuneCore, serving as its Chief Product & Technology Officer (CPTO).

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Scott Cohen



Scott Cohen joined Jukebox in 2022 as founding Chief Executive Officer and investor. One of the music industry’s most notable pioneers, Cohen co-founded The Orchard – the world’s first digital distributor of music. Established in 1997, The Orchard – now owned by Sony Music – gave independent artists and labels a platform to sell their music to mainstream audiences and has since become the leading distribution company. Cohen retired from The Orchard in 2019 and joined Warner Music Group as its first ever Chief Innovation Officer – a role uniquely tailored to Cohen’s expertise.

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