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.
|End Date:||May 19, 2020, 1:16 PM MDT|
|Last 12 Months' Royalties:||$3,775|
At Least 12 Years (See Note Below)
|First Distribution (paid 30 days from receipt):||June 19, 2020|
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What rights are included?
|Musical Composition||Sound Recording|
|Sources:||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.|
This catalog features the work of 90’s R&B group Nu Flavor and is a good example of a catalog continuing to earn in a unique way well beyond its initial radio cycle.
- Song featured in Friends episode
- Dollar Age of 22.86 years
ABOUT THE CATALOG
Formed in the mid-1990’s, Nu Flavor’s self-titled debut album produced two Gold-certified tracks—“Heaven” and “Sweet Sexy Thing.” Both songs are included in this listing.
The top-earning track—“Havin A Party”—was used as background music in a scene from Season 3, Episode 11 of the iconic and Emmy-winning sitcom Friends, titled "The One Where Chandler Can't Remember Which Sister.” It originally aired in January of 1997. This single track brought in 93% of the last 12 month’s earnings, the vast majority of which is derived from the syndicated airing of the Friends episode on TBS. Streaming video is growing slightly as a source of earnings as well.
The remaining four of the top-5 tracks earn from a more typical mix of streaming and radio sources and, taken together, brought in 7% of the last 12 month’s earnings.
TV/Film Placements. This catalog earns primarily from TV/Film — the track “Havin A Party” is placed in Season 3, Episode 11 of the series Friends. These TV/Film royalties contribute 76% of this asset’s historic earnings.
Every time that episode of Friends airs on TV (or is streamed on-demand), a public performance royalty is generated for “Havin A Party.” As the winner of this auction, you'll collect all future performance royalties.
Although the series ended over 15 years ago, it still continues to air in syndication today. However, it's important to take into consideration that if the series begins to air less frequently on syndicate networks (or stops airing at all), royalties for the song would decrease.
NOTE ABOUT INVESTMENT TERM
The investment term is “at least 12 years” because U.S. copyright law gives artists and songwriters the right to terminate a copyright assignment after 35 years. The seller of this catalog acquired the copyrights via assignment in 1997, so the songwriters may have the right to terminate the assignment beginning in 2032 (35 years from 1997). Click here to learn more about copyright termination.
About the Royalty Distributor
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is one of four United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP, SESAC & 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 BMI’s distribution schedule, click here.