80s-90s Dance/Hip-Hop Hits Including Fatboy Slim

Invest in a catalog with over a decade of earnings from the hit Fatboy Slim track “Ya Mama” featured on the 2x Platinum Charlie's Angels soundtrack, as well as multiple No. 1 Dance Club hits from the 80s and 90s.


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Top Bid: Jonathan K

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.

Starting Price: $17,500
Bidding Increment: $800
Closing Price: $22,300
End Date: Nov 09, 2018, 3:00 PM MST
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $8,021
Investment Term:

Life of author + 70 years

Distributors: Warner/Chappell Music
Rights Included:

Public Performance, Mechanical, Sync

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution: November 15, 2018
Distribution Frequency:




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What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyrights included? No
Public Performance
Non-Interactive Streaming
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: Warner/Chappell Music


Bid now for your chance to collect mechanical, performance, and synchronization royalties from a collection of hip-hop and dance music with over a decade of earning history. It features earnings from American hip-hop and dance music producer Doug Lazy, predominantly from the hit Fatboy Slim track “Ya Mama.”

Contributing to just over 90% of this collection’s historic earnings, “Ya Mama” by legendary British DJ Fatboy Slim features a sample of Doug Lazy’s hit “Let The Rhythm Pump.” “Ya Mama” reached No. 30 on the UK singles chart. That same year, “Ya Mama” was placed in the film Charlie's Angels and was included on the film’s subsequent soundtrack release, which was certified double Platinum.

This listing also features multiple No. 1 Billboard's Dance Club hits from the late 80s and early 90s by Doug Lazy, including “Let It Roll,” “H.O.U.S.E.,” and the original “Let the Rhythm Pump.” "Let the Rhythm Pump" was Doug Lazy's biggest hit, spending 13 weeks on the charts. In 2016, Billboard recognized it as one of the top 10 dance songs in 1990 in the article “Greatest of All Time: To 10 Dance Club Songs Year-by-Year.” Collectively the works contribute to over 5% of this catalog’s historic earnings.

Key Drivers

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

  • Mechanical: Royalties paid to songwriters and artists when music is sold (think CD or vinyl) but also when music is streamed (streaming mechanicals) “on-demand” (like Spotify).

  • 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 between sync, mechanical and performance royalties. The majority of income in the last year has come from sync royalties at 76%, with performance royalties right behind at 18%.

Sync Licensing. This asset earns primarily from sync royalties. In Q1 2018, a large sync payment came from a commercial sync for the popular video game Destiny 2. Synchronization royalties are interesting for a couple reasons. First, they are less dependent on popular trends or radio airplay, as the music is not purchased for fans to enjoy and stream, but to create a mood. And second, the amount paid for the license (to use the music in a TV show or promo) is determined either through a negotiated contract (rather than a regulated system as with Internet radio), or through more recent innovations in online licensing. This catalog is managed by Warner Chappell. This means Warner Chappell will continue to work the songs and look for future placements. Essentially, you will benefit from Warner Chappell’s efforts shopping the catalog and collect the up-front sync fees for future placements.

About the Royalty Distributor

Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group, is home to a wide array of legendary songwriters and a rich catalog of contemporary hits and influential standards. With offices in more than 40 countries, Warner/Chappell provides deep expertise across a range of creative services and the most innovative opportunities for songwriters and copyright holders.

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