Australian Indie-Pop Collection

This collection is driven by international earnings from Australian pop-idols Sheppard and Betty Who.


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Top Bid: CB B

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: $26,500
Bidding Increment: $1,300
Closing Price: $64,200
End Date: Nov 15, 2018, 2:06 PM MST
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $13,221
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Distributors: BMI
Rights Included:

Public Performance

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution: January 18, 2019
Distribution Frequency: Quarterly


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What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyrights included? No
Public Performance
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.
Distributors: BMI


Up for auction is a collection of international pop tracks from Australian pop stars Sheppard and Betty Who. In the last 12 months alone this catalog has earned over $13k in royalties, of which nearly 72% of came from international sources.

This collection features multiple hit tracks from the Australian indie-pop band Sheppard including Australian certified Gold track “Keep Me Crazy” and “Edge of The Night.” Contributing to 49% and 14% of last 12 months earnings respectively, the two, newly released works appear on Sheppards’ 2018 album Watching The Sky. The album itself received instant recognition in Australia appearing at No. 1 on the ARIA Australian Albums Chart.

Also included in this listing is Australian singer-songwriter Betty Who’s single “Human Touch” from her international hit album The Valley. “Human Touch” contributes to a quarter of this collection’s earnings in the last 12 months and earnings are on the rise over previous quarters. Betty Who’s album The Valley appeared in the top 50 for Top Album Sales in 2017.

Key Drivers

International. The majority of this catalog’s earnings come from abroad — at 65% of historical earnings. Although international royalty distribution can lag behind domestic payments and arrive with limited detail, as the winner of this auction you’ll be entitled to any past performance royalties paid by BMI, regardless of when they were earned.

TV/Film Placements. This catalog benefits from placements in TV/Film, contributing to over 15% of this catalog's historic earnings. That being said, a majority of the TV/Film royalties for this collection derive from overseas programming, reporting to BMI with limited detail. Regardless, as the winner of this auction, you'll collect the performance royalties for any of the songs' use in U.S. and international TV/Film.

Pop/Streaming. According to the BuzzAngle 2017 Music Report, pop titles were the third-most streamed songs last year, representing 15.6% of all streams. Streaming accounts for 11% of this pop catalog's earnings last year — and its income is on the rise — nearly a 200% increase over the previous four quarters.


This seller’s publisher holds a matching right on any sale of public performance income in this catalog. The publisher will have the opportunity to match the winning bid after this auction closes. If you are the winning bidder, the publisher must first decline their matching right before you will be able to complete your purchase. This is process is generally completed within 5-10 business days.

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.

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