[Advance] Fixed Return — Indie Pop

Collect over $32,000 in sound recording royalties from rising indie pop artist Tyler James Bellinger.


closing price

Auction Closed

Top Bid: mark h

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: $26,000
Bidding Increment: $150
Closing Price: $26,000
End Date: Jul 20, 2021, 3:00 PM MDT
Dollar Age:

1.12 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties:


Investment Term:

Fixed Return of $32,500 (See Note Below)


Vydia (See Note Below)

Rights Included:

Sales & Streaming (See Note Below)

Interests Included:

Artist & Rightsholder (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution (paid 30 days from receipt):

October 15, 2021

Distribution Frequency:


Buyer Fees:

1% of closing price or $500 (whichever is greater)‡§

Investors placing the opening bid on any listing pay no buyer fee if they win the resulting auction, a savings of 1% off the final price (minimum $500). All Access members who already receive this discount will be rewarded with a cash rebate equal to the buyer fee.

§ Become a Royalty Exchange All Access Investor to waive auction fees and enjoy additional exclusive benefits.

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, Digital Downloads, etc. (See Note Below)
Distributors: Vydia


Featured in this auction are monthly sales and streaming royalties from a pop single “Giving You Up” performed by Tyler James Bellinger. 

This is a fixed-return asset, meaning the winning bidder will receive monthly payments until a total amount of $32,500 is collected (“Total Return”).

See the "Financials" tab for detailed return scenarios.


Nearly all the earnings for this track come from Apple Music, accounting for 99% of returns in the last year. This is noteworthy because Apple Music recently announced it pays artists an average of $.01 per stream, which is nearly double what other platforms pay. 


This offering features the single “Giving You Up” from rising singer/songwriter Tyler James Bellinger. Officially released in 2019, Tyler performed the single as a contestant on NBC’s Songland

As an up-and-coming pop artist, Bellinger continues to release new music in 2021. The release of new music draws discovery among first-time listeners and re-engages existing fans.

Key Drivers

Sound Recordings: Sound recording royalties benefit from streaming disproportionately more than composition-based royalties. If Spotify pays 70-cents of every dollar on music rights, 60-cents of that goes to the sound recording copyright (which the label splits with the artist based on their contract agreement), while the remaining 10-cents goes to the composition copyright.


This catalog had been distributed via digital distributor CD Baby until July 2021. It is now being distributed by Vydia.

As a result, the investor's initial monthly payments may not include earnings from all digital service providers during the switch in reporting. Full reporting is expected to catch up in 3-4 months with the first expected payment due on October 15, 2021. 

As a part of the advance agreement for this sale, the seller will be required to continue to distribute the catalog via Vydia at least until the investor receives the Total Return.

What is being sold?

The seller’s interest in the sound recording royalties distributed by Vydia for the sound recording listed in the Track List noted above. Please note royalties attributable to exploitations of the recording on the album “Songs for a Younger Me” (UPC # 195079508790) are excluded from the advance recoupment.

About the Royalty Distributor

Vydia, Inc. provides an end-to-end solution to empower the next generation of music creators, managers, and labels. Their cutting-edge technology provides the digital infrastructure for audio and video distribution, content protection, rights management, advanced payments, and data tracking from one easy-to-use platform. Vydia distributes royalty payments to rightsholders on a monthly basis. 

Similar Auctions


This action is restricted to Royalty Exchange users.
Please, sign in or create a free account to continue.

Sign In Register