Your support team

Founded by Sean Peace in 2007, SongVest originally sold royalties as memorabilia to fans. That led to the creation of Royalty Exchange in 2011, the first online market to buy and sell music royalties at auction.


In 2020, SongVest marketplace relaunched with a focus on buying and selling music royalties and catalogs through auction and private sales. SongVest offerings have evolved to meet the changing needs of the marketplace, including offering private advances, and has the lowest rates in the industry.

The Team

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Sean Peace


Sean Peace created the original SongVest in 2007 to sell royalties as memorabilia. That let to the creation of Royalty Exchange, the first online market to buy and sell music royalties at auction.

Selling Royalty Exchange in 2015, he has been working on seeing his vision completed to create the first stock market where fans can invest in their favorite artist.

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Paige Reese


Paige Reese has 15+ years experience working in music and entertainment. She was Director of Marketing for one of the nation's busiest arenas and Head of Operations for an Inc. 5000 start-up entertainment marketing agency before opening her own business to provide music licensing and clearance services. Reese is responsible for SongVest's operations & marketing. 

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Zac Anderson


Former Controller at Royalty Exchange.  Zac has extensive experience with royalty analysis and was instrumental in the development of the investor portal and payment system

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Justin Proulx

VP Sales

Justin Proulx is a music executive with years of experience in management and music royalty or catalog financing. In addition to running his own music management company, Proulx was a Royalty Specialist for a large music finance firm. Now at SongVest, Proulx has specialized in building relationships in the hip-hop industry and creating custom finance solutions for artists and songwriters.

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Kimberly Knoller


Kimberly Knoller is a passionate music management, marketing, and artist development executive who has been on the cutting edge of breaking and developing artists globally for more than a decade. Kimberly utilizes her relationships, experience, and creative savvy to connect dots and utilize the strengths of SongVest to serve the needs of creators. She’s held executive roles at Warner Records, Sony Music, Geffen Records, and Coran Capshaw’s Musictoday, and worked to support the careers of artists such as Aerosmith, Alice in Chains, Michael Buble, Harry Connick, Josh Groban, Guns N Roses, My Chemical Romance, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Green Day, Peter Gabriel, Joni Mitchell, Nirvana, Blake Shelton, and many more.

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Alex Guiva

Chairman and  Cofounder

Mr. Guiva is a co-founder of RoyaltyTraders LLC. Over the last fifteen years, Mr. Guiva has been an investor in the technology, music, food and manufacturing companies in the US and internationally and closed more than 50 M&A transactions. He serves as Chairman of DevelopScripts LLC dba AuctionSoftware.com, a white-label subscription-based digital platform allowing users to organize, manage, and conduct auctions through a centralized medium facilitating business transactions as well as fundraising efforts. Mr. Guiva is an active investor in the music royalty space, as featured in the Forbes magazine, and his portfolio of royalty assets include works by Cardi B, Cage The Elephant, Dire Straits, Willow Smith, Madcon and others. 

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Drew Smyser

Client Support

Drew’s role at SongVest includes operations, administration, and client support. He has spent time serving on a church staff as a worship pastor, worked as a professional musician, and holds a music business degree from Belmont University