Mr. Smith is the Chairman of the Company and previously served as Chairman of Alchemy Music Company, Anthem Music and Media Group, The Bicycle Music Company and Concord Music Group. His investments in entertainment content began with the creation of Sound Investors in 2004 and its acquisition of The Bicycle Music Company in 2005. Previously, he served in executive capacities with SFX Entertainment and, following its acquisition in 2000, Clear Channel Entertainment…now known as Live Nation…(NYSE: LYV), where he was its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Smith was a founding partner and President of the Album Network group of companies, providing publishing, research, consulting, marketing and event production services to music and broadcast industry clients for some twenty years. A member of the Billboard® magazine Power 100, he has received more than 100 RIAA certified gold and platinum album awards attesting to his teams’ skills in artist development. Mr. Smith’s media and entertainment career began in radio in Austin, Texas, where he graduated with honors from the University of Texas, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
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