Historic royalty income is no indication of future royalty income. Future royalty income is dependent upon future sales and licensing revenue generated by the sound recordings or compositions associated with this listing.
Internet Streaming, AM/FM & Satellite Radio, TV/Film/Commercial Performances, etc.
Internet Streaming, Satellite Radio, Digital Downloads, CD Sales, TV/Film/Commercial Placements & Performances, Samples, etc.
Up for auction is the 2X Platinum track “Chill Bill” featuring multiple up-and-coming hip-hop artists – Rob $tone, J. Davis and Spooks. Released in 2015, “Chill Bill” peaked at No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart.
Cited as Rob $tone’s most popular single to date, “Chill Bill” debuted on the popular streaming site Soundcloud, solidifying it’s streaming success from early on. In fact, to date, over 76% of earnings for the track came from streaming platforms. Currently, “Chill Bill” boasts over 400 million spins on Spotify.
The success of “Chill Bill” lead to the release of Rob $tone’s debut mixtape Straight Bummin’ and a music video for the track which currently claims nearly 200 million plays on YouTube.
Dollar Age. This single song catalog has a Dollar Age of 3.87. That means the track “Chill Bill” has collected royalties for nearly four years. Although ASCAP began distributing royalties for this song in Q1 2017, “Chill Bill” has accrued royalties since its release in 2015. A high Dollar Age like this suggests stability and longevity. A catalog containing mature works with consistent earnings is worth noting. This may sustain a catalog's earnings moving forward.
Hip-hop/rap tracks accounted for more than a quarter of all on-demand plays on music streaming services in the US in 2018. Streaming accounts for 76% of historical earnings and nearly 70% of this catalog’s earnings over the last 12 months.
International. The majority of this catalog’s earnings come from abroad — at nearly a third of earnings in the last 12 months. Although international royalty distribution can lag behind domestic payments and arrive with limited detail, as the winner of this auction you’ll be entitled to any past performance royalties paid by ASCAP, regardless of when they were earned.
As this collection earns primarily from countries outside the United States, it’s important to note that international earnings can often be reported to distributors with limited detail. These international earnings often include income from radio, streaming platforms, and TV/Film.
Public performance royalties are payments made by radio stations, hotels, restaurants, night clubs, etc. to the composition copyright holder(s) for each public performance of the copyrighted work. In the U.S., public performance royalties are typically paid to performing rights organizations (e.g., ASCAP, BMI) who then distribute the royalties to the copyright holder(s).
Mechanical royalties are royalties deriving from per-unit payments made by recording companies or digital download providers to the composition copyright holder(s) for every purchase of a sound recording that reproduces the copyrighted composition.
Non-interactive digital performance royalties are payments made by non-interactive music services (i.e. those that mimic the experience of a radio broadcast) of a statutorily-set amount (on either a per-play or annual basis—depending on the type of service) to SoundExchange for the benefit of the sound recording copyright holder and the performing artists for the right to perform the copyrighted sound recording via non-interactive, digital means.
non-interactive digital performance royalties
The royalties owed to the creator(s) of a musical composition which are paid in return for the right to reproduce, distribute, or perform the copyrighted work.
A musical composition is one of the two copyrightable parts of a recorded song. It consists of the song's music, including any accompanying words, (i.e. the portion of a song that is capable of being fully expressed as sheet music) and is separate from any particular recording of the song or its performance by any particular artist.
A sound recording is one of the two copyrightable portions of a recorded song. It results from the fixation of a series of musical, spoken, or other sounds in a tangible (at least momentarily permanent) medium.
The portion of royalties owed to the owner of a sound recording. The owner may the performing artist, the producer, or another party (such as a record label) who contractually acquired the ownership of the copyrighted work (e.g., through a recording agreement), owns it by virtue of an employer-employee relationship with the creator(s) of the work, or specially commissioned the work.
rights owner's share
The portion of royalties owed to the performers of a sound recording in return for the right to perform the copyrighted work via non-interactive, digital services (e.g., Pandora, Spotify).
The portion of royalties owed to the music publisher which are paid in return for the right to reproduce, distribute, or perform a copyrighted musical composition, arising from a contractual obligation (i.e. a publishing agreement) or employer-employee relationship with the creator of composition (i.e. the songwriter(s)).
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