Alternative Metal Sound Recording Royalties

Collect sales and streaming royalties generated by the post-hardcore band Outline In Color.


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Top Bid: Martin R

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: $15,000
Bidding Increment: $500
Closing Price: $40,500
End Date: Nov 17, 2017, 3:03 PM MST
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
50% of Last 12 Months' Royalties: $5,064
Royalty Type: Sales and Streaming
First Payment: January 2018
Buyer Fees: None*

*This listing previously included an accounting fee of 5% per distribution. That fee has been waived and no longer applies to this auction.


Invest in a catalog with earnings generated from sales and streaming of Outline In Color's albums and singles. Over the last 12 months, this asset has produced $5,064 in royalties.

Formed in 2010, Outline In Color is a 5-piece post-hardcore band that mixes elements of metalcore and electronics, to produce a unique sound. This catalog contains the band's first two independent albums — 2010's self-titled debut album Outline In Color, and its followup Jury of Wolves in 2012as well as associated single releases.

This catalog earns almost entirely from digital downloads... a whopping 80% of historic income. iTunes delivers the vast majority of these digital sales royalties. On the streaming front, Spotify is seeing a positive growth rate over the last 12 months, with earnings up 7%.

The album July of Wolves is this asset's largest income source, accounting for 39% of royalties. Released late in 2012, you'll notice a spike in earnings in January of 2013 as a result. Jury of Wolves was the band's last independent album. Their upcoming album is set to debut in spring of 2018, which will be their first independant release since Jury of Wolves. Arguably, Outline In Color's biggest hit is “No Bleeding On The Carpet.” This title is the highest-grossing single in the catalog, bringing in 8% of earnings and over 500,000 spins on Spotify.

Key Drivers

Coming off a recent overseas tour, Outline In Color is currently working on a new album which is scheduled to drop in spring of 2018. The band is also planning another tour in Japan as well as the U.S. to promote the new album.

For a band, a new album and a tour can help reinvigorate their back catalog. The release of new music draws interest from first-time listeners and also reengages existing fans. This trend can be seen in the chart below with the release of Outline In Color's album Struggle in March 2016. You'll see the increased engagement from listeners/followers and rising streams after the album's release.

Note: Artist data provided by Spotify.

Looking at Outline In Color's Spotify data, the band's listeners, streams and followers all have steadily increased since 2015. For reference, Spotify classifies “Listeners” as the number of unique persons listening to music, which can indicate a measure of the artist's popularity. “Streams” is the number of times the song is played for at least 30 seconds. “Followers”are listeners who follow the band/artist on Spotify and receive updates/release news on the artist. 

What is being sold?

50% of the seller's interest in the sales, streaming, and related royalties attributable to the sound recordings in the seller's catalog. See the “Financials” tab for a full track list.

Please note: the seller has a separate distribution agreement for SoundCloud. Royalties from SoundCloud are not included in this sale.

How does this asset make money?

Every time the album Jury of Wolves is streamed on-demand or digitally downloaded through sources like iTunes, Spotify,or Apple Music, you will earn money. Royalty Exchange will administer royalties from CD Baby to the buyer on a monthly basis and the first payment will be January 2018.

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.
Distributors: CD Baby

About the Royalty Distributor

CD Baby's mission is simple: to help musicians make money from their music. CD Baby started in 1998 as an online CD store and has grown to become the largest global digital distributor of independent music and the largest publishing rights administrator in the world. CD Baby represents over 650,000 recording artists, 100,000 songwriters, half a million albums, and more than 7 million tracks across 800+ genres. CD Baby as paid out more than $500 million to independent musicians, songwriters, and labels.

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