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We are a new breed of financial firm for music creators


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We are a new breed of financial firm for music creators


 

Alignment Artist Capital is focused on helping global music creators realize their vision, build their audience and expand their brands. We offer established artists an innovative new financial product to reach business objectives, via structured investments with a 4 to 5 year horizon. The firm takes a holistic view of an artist's career and of the global music industry.

Our financial backers are BlackRock, Inc., the world's leading asset manager. Our mission is to offer a way to support artists' ambitions in the changing, dynamic music marketplace.

 
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ABOUT US


ABOUT US


 

Alignment was created with the backing of equity funding from BlackRock Alternative Investors’ managed accounts, and is focused on working with music creators, including recording artists and songwriters, who have developed a recognized body of work, to provide structured, strategic investments designed to build their careers and realize a range of business goals.  Alignment is building a diversified portfolio of structured investments in targeted artist entities that will initially range from $5 million to $20 million per transaction. In turn, artists tapping Alignment gain access to capital to help them fund a diverse set of revenue streams and pursue business objectives under a new model that co-exists with existing recording, publishing and touring agreements.

 

Alignment is being formed at a time of significant change in the music industry, with global music consumption continuing to rise, and revenue streams shifting from more traditional recorded music – which continues to generate $15 billion per year to global live music, estimated to have grown into a  $20 billion annual industry.  Fans continue to enjoy more music than ever, with music streaming services experiencing 54% growth, mobile use of music continuing to rise and radio continuing to be an influential music discovery driver.

 
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TEAM


TEAM


EXECUTIVE TEAM

Howard Lipson 

Co-founder, Alignment Artist Capital

Howard Lipson has a 25 year-track record as a successful private equity investor with a focus on the media and entertainment industries. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Lipson combined his lifelong passion for music and experience driving sophisticated financial transactions to help conceive of and found Alignment Artist Capital.

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JAMES DIENER

Co-founder, Alignment Artist Capital

James Diener is a 25-year music/entertainment industry veteran who co-founded Alignment Artist Capital in 2015 to aid artists in gaining access to capital to help them fuel their careers and realize their ambitions.

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Katherine Chen

Chief Investment Officer, Alignment Artist Capital

Katherine Chen is Chief Investment Officer overseeing all investments at Alignment Artist Capital. She joins Alignment from The Pilot Group, where she was a Principal, working on media and consumer-retail investments.

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Board of directors

Matthew Botein

Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer and Global Co-Head of BlackRock Alternative Investors; Alignment Artist Capital Director

Matthew Botein, Managing Director, is global co-head and Chief Investment Officer of BlackRock Alternative Investors (BAI), serves as a member of BlackRock's Global Operating Committee and leads BlackRock Private Markets. BAI includes BlackRock's hedge funds and opportunistic funds, funds of hedge funds, private equity, private equity funds of funds, real estate, and real assets.

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Patrick Q. Riordan

Managing Director, BlackRock; Alignment Artist Capital Director

Mr. Patrick Q. Riordan serves as Managing Director at BlackRock, Inc. Mr. Riordan joined BlackRock's Special Situations Group in 2010. 

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NEWS


NEWS


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CONTACT US


We are located in New York City and Austin, Texas

CONTACT US


We are located in New York City and Austin, Texas

General Inquiries

1270 Avenue of the Americas, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10020
contact@alignmentartist.com

Press Inquiries

Jeanne Meyer
jmeyer@alignmentartist.com