GoldState invests in



GoldState Music (GSM) is a private investment firm with a primary focus on the music sector. Our funds invest in music rights, enterprises in need of growth and expansion capital, as well as emerging music technology. The firm was founded in 2022 by Charles Goldstuck, and currently has offices in New York, NY and Lake Nona, FL (Orlando). The team consists of experienced industry professionals who are deeply rooted in the music ecosystem.

Rights Fund

GoldState’s rights fund invests in music intellectual property assets, such as full catalogs, influential copyrights, master recordings and publishing rights. 
The rights fund leverages our vast global industry expertise to identity rights with attractive performance trajectories. An active management strategy combined with GoldState’s unique fund synergy provides further catalog growth opportunities.

Growth Fund

Our growth fund focuses on investing in music-oriented companies that align with our defined set of appealing traits: healthy growth rates, exceptional leadership and management teams, growth capital requirements, the potential for attractive margins, and a well-established position in the market.

Utilizing our skills and experience, we aim to be an active investor where we can provide unparalleled industry access and participate in the strategic planning of our portfolio companies based on mutually aligned needs and goals.

Venture Fund

Over the past decade, the streaming revolution has reshaped our collective access to music. At the same time, the boom in social media has placed endless content at the tips of our fingers.

Taken together, these facets and the emergence of Web3 provides an unprecedented opportunity to forever change how we access music, interact with creators, build communities, and entertain ourselves. We invest in entrepreneurs who we believe will usher in the next wave of innovation in the music ecosystem.


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Alan Walker is an artist, DJ and producer from Norway. Since his emergence onto the global music scene with his break-through single Faded, Alan Walker has grown into becoming one of the biggest artist brands within the EDM genre, amassing over 50 billion global streams and more than 115 million followers across social media.


Anberlin is an alternative rock band known for their pop-punk musical themes and Christian lyrical themes. 6 of Anberlin’s 7 full-length studio albums released between 2003 and 2014 charted on the Billboard 200 with 4 of the 7 reaching the #1 spot on the US Christian charts. The band has notably toured with the likes of Fall Out Boy and Thirty Seconds to Mars.

GoldState Music Audius

Audius is a blockchain-based, decentralized streaming platform. Audius removes the middlemen in the traditional music industry by connecting artists directly to their fans. Artists have sole ownership of their music and can decide how to monetize them on the platform. Audius has 5.9 million active users backed by over 250,000 artists.

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Corite is a fan-funded distribution and Web3 platform that enables artists to receive funding and marketing support from their fans. In return, fans are able to get a share of future streaming revenue from their favorite artists. Corite uses a fan funding model, where backers get a percentage of the artist’s future profits when investing actively.


David “Fergie” Ferguson, is a legendary country music producer & sound engineer. Fergie is best known for his works with iconic artists such as Charlie Pride and Johnny Cash, collaborating on the Grammy Award-winning album American Recordings. He has recently worked with Americana artists Tyler Childers and Sturgill Simpson.


Grace Tandon, pka Daya, is a pop singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist who burst onto the scene with the massive successes of double-platinum singles “Hide Away” and “Sit Still, Look Pretty.” Since her debut in 2016, Daya has cemented herself as one of the top female pop vocalists and won a Grammy for her collaboration with The Chainsmokers on “Don’t Let Me Down.”


Drew Parker is a Nashville-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist best known for his work on Luke Combs’ debut platinum record “This Ones For You.” Parker has also contributed to Combs’ upbeat hit, 1, 2 Many, as well as Jake Owen’s single, Homemade.


Laura Veltz is a country-centric songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Veltz, a staple in the Nashville music community, has written for the likes of Maren Morris, Dan + Shay, Ryan Hurd, and Lady A. She has received four Grammy nominations and won the Song of the Year at the 2020 Country Music Association Awards for “The Bones.”


Rob Williford is a songwriter and guitarist best known for his frequent collaborations with country star Luke Combs. Williford’s impressive portfolio of writing credits includes the 2019 CMA Song of the Year, Beautiful Crazy and the chart-topping singles Forever After All and Doin’ This.

GoldState Music The Sanctuary at Albany

The Sanctuary is a state-of-the-art recording studio situated along the mega-yacht marina within the luxury resort community of Albany in The Bahamas, where the most talented musicians have been inspired to produce their best work. By merging state-of-the-art recording facilities and a renowned management team with a luxury resort setting, it creates the ultimate haven for creators to be inspired.

GoldState Music TouchTunes

TouchTunes is a music and entertainment platform, Featured in over 75,000 bars, restaurants and other social venues across North America and Europe, TouchTunes is bringing people together with fun, interactive music and entertainment solutions. Their flagship jukeboxes, paired with an extensive music catalog and mobile app, inspire millions of people every week to play the right song at the right time at their favorite hangouts.


Anna Howard GoldState Music
Finance professional with music copyright valuation and strategy consulting experience. Anna is responsible for data ingestion, deal underwriting, and portfolio management at GoldState Music. Prior to working at GoldState, Anna was a music catalog valuation expert at FTI Consulting, performing dozens of valuations spanning individual publishing and masters’ catalogs, to some of the largest music portfolio transactions and securitizations in the industry to date. Anna graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in Finance.

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Ben Chaiken GoldState Music
Emerging technology specialist with experience in decentralized business development, DAO formulation, tokenomics creation, whitepaper writing, social media marketing and blockchain education. Former Brand Velocity Group Private Equity Fellow with experience in LBO modeling and deal structuring. Previously employed at Grant Thornton Public Sector in the strategy service line with a focus on cybersecurity solutions onboarding and legislative monitoring. Bachelor’s Degrees in International Relations and German from Colgate University.

Ben Chaiken



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One of India’s leading entertainment, music, and intellectual property rights experts, best known for her unmatched commercial and legal acumen in the Indian entertainment sector. Represents a glowing roster of Indian and international stakeholders and talent. Founder and lead partner at Anand & Anand & Khimani. Core advisor and board member to Canadian blockchain music company “Beatdapp” along with music titan Joe Galante, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and veteran executive James Villeneuve.

Priyanka Khimani

Advisor, Entertainment Lawyer

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Leading recording engineer who has worked with generational music talents including Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Drake, Mariah Carey, Usher, Jennifer Hudson, and Whitney Houston. Winner of two GRAMMY awards and four total GRAMMY nominations and was featured as part of the Recording Academy’s “We Are Music” campaign in 2018 to showcase leading creators. Co-founder of Jungle City Studios in NYC. Partner with Alicia Keys in ‘She Is the Music’, a non-profit organization to increase the number of women in the music industry.

Ann Mincielli

Advisor, Recording Engineer




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