4X Platinum “Bottoms Up”

Bid now for your chance to earn both songwriting and publishing royalties from the 2010 release “Bottoms Up” by Trey Songz and Nicki Minaj.


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Starting Price: $15,000
Bidding Increment: $300
Closing Price: $29,100
End Date: Apr 16, 2019, 1:12 PM MDT
Dollar Age:

8.58 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties: $2,917
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Distributors: The Administration MP, SESAC
Rights Included:

Public Performance, Sync, Mechanical

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World), Publisher (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution:

Admin MP: May 15, 2019, SESAC: June 30, 2019

Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
Buyer Fees:


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What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyrights included? No
Public Performance
Sources: Internet Streaming, AM/FM & Satellite Radio, Digital Downloads, CD Sales, TV/Film/Commercial Placements & Performances, etc. Internet Streaming, Satellite Radio, Digital Downloads, CD Sales, TV/Film/Commercial Placements & Performances, Samples, etc.
Distributors: SESAC, The Administration MP


Claiming an impressive dollar age of 8.58 years, this life of rights auction offers investors a chance to earn from “Bottoms Up” for the life of the author, plus 70 years. Providing nearly a decades worth of earnings, now is your chance to collect both the songwriter and publisher royalties from the 4X platinum Trey Songz hit featuring Nicki Minaj.

Serving as the lead single to Trey Songz fourth studio album, Passion, Pain & Pleasure, “Bottoms Up” is Trey Songz most successful song to date. Peaking at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, the majority of earnings for the work derive on the publishing side.

That being said, it’s worth noting this collections streaming and radio earnings. Although radio royalties are still being generated, it’s standard to see them eventually level off. Though, typically songs that experience significant radio play can build a foundation for other types of income. In this case, streaming.

This catalog is a perfect example of two trends: hip-hop and streaming's growth worldwide. According to BuzzAngle's 2018 Year End Report, hip-hop is the most popular genre of music in the U.S. The driver for the increase is streaming. Hip-hop/rap tracks accounted for more than a quarter of all on-demand plays on music streaming services in the US in 2018.

Key Drivers

Income Mix. The winner of this auction can receive income from various royalty streams:

Mechanical: Royalties paid to songwriters and artists when music is sold (downloaded) but also when music is streamed (streaming mechanicals) “on-demand” like Spotify for example. Learn more about mechanical royalties here.

Performance: Royalties paid to songwriters when music is performed publicly. Music played over the radio, in a restaurant or bar, or over a service like Spotify or Pandora is considered a public performance.

Synchronization: Royalties paid to songwriters and publishers for the licensing of a song in music for a movie, TV show, or commercial.

This catalog’s income mix is split relatively evenly between Performance and Mechanical royalties. Historically, Performance royalties accounted for over 44% of this catalogs earnings while Mechanical royalties accounted for 41%. In the last 12 months, this collection has seen a pivot in earnings as Mechanical royalties take the lead over Performance at 50% to 40%, respectively.

Mechanical. The US Copyright Royalty Board recently raised the rates digital music services must pay for mechanical royalties by nearly 44% over the next 5 years. Historically, this catalog has earned 41% of its royalties from mechanical royalties. As the winner of this auction, you will benefit from the mechanical rate increases as you collect mechanical royalties.

About the Royalty Distributor

SESAC is one of four United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP, BMI & Global Music Rights. It collects license fees from music users on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. For more information on SESAC’s distribution schedule, click here.

The Administration MP is a music publishing service for songwriters, producers, beat-makers, and artists. The Administration MP registers, licenses, administers, and most importantly, collects royalties around the world, for their customers.

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