Avicii Publishing Royalties

Collect earnings from multiple royalty streams with this global electronic music catalog.


closing price

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Top Bid: Jason 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: $45,000
Bidding Increment: $2,000
Closing Price: $65,000
End Date: May 21, 2020, 3:12 PM MDT
Dollar Age: 2.93 Years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $22,504
Investment Term: 10 years*

Sony/ATV Scandinavia

Rights Included:

Mechanical, Public Performance, Sync

Interests Included:

Co-publisher (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution (paid 30 days from receipt): September 30, 2020
Distribution Frequency: Biannually
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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, Satellite Radio, Digital Downloads, CD Sales, TV/Film/Commercial Placements & Performances, Samples, etc.
Distributors: Sony/ATV


Up for auction are publishing earnings generated by a catalog of songs from the late Swedish DJ/producer Avicii

The winning bidder will collect from three types of royalties: mechanical, public performance, and sync for the next ten years. 


Public performance royalties drove 73% of last year’s returns and 71% of the catalog’s lifetime royalties. Mechanical earnings brought in 23% of earnings over the last year. 

The top-producing song — “Without You” — anchors this collection with 78% of royalties in the last 12 months. 

You’ll notice a spike in international earnings in H2-2019. This is because Sony/ATV made a one-time change in how it distributes foreign earnings (in this case earnings outside of Scandinavia) during that period. Foreign earnings in H2-2019 included 12 months of royalties as opposed to 6 months. This was to “catch up” and pay foreign earnings on the same schedule as domestic earnings. Going forward, the winning bidder will receive six months of foreign earnings on each biannual statement.


The top track in this catalog is “Without You” from Avicii featuring Swedish vocalist Sandro Cavazza. “Without You” was the lead single on Avicii’s fourth EP Avici (01) released in August 2017. The album was well-received by critics and fans, charting in 14 countries, notably going No. 1 in Sweden and No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums. 

“Without You” was Avicii's seventh Swedish No. 1 single, reaching No. 1 upon release in 2017 and again after Avicii's death in April 2018. The track also charted well in 28 counties, reaching No. 1 in five countries and was Gold-certified or better in 11 countries. To date, the song has a staggering 608+ million spins on Spotify. 

The catalog also includes “Sunset Jesus” and “Gonna Love Ya” and from Avicii’s 2015 album Stories, with the latter boasting continued year-over-year growth.  

Rounding out the top titles is “Don’t Hold Me” and “Cataleya” from Swedish singer Sandro Cavazza.

Key Drivers

Income Mix. The winner of this auction can receive income in various ways:

  • Mechanical: Royalties paid to songwriters and publishers 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.

Streaming Growth Worldwide. According to IFPI’S Global Music Report 2019, streaming revenues were up 34% in 2018, accounting for nearly half (47%) of total recorded music revenues. By the end of 2018, there were 255 million users of paid subscription accounts globally. 

Matching Right

This seller's publisher holds a matching right on any sale of the income generated by 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. For more information on how the matching right works, please email: info@royaltyexchange.com

About the Royalty Distributor

Sony/ATV Music Publishing is a music publishing company owned by Sony through Sony Entertainment. It is the world’s largest music publishing company with a network of 37 offices in 29 cities and 22 countries across the globe. Since 2012 Sony/ATV has administered EMI Music Publishing, further extending the reach of the songs, songwriters, and artists it represents. Sony/ATV’s distribution schedule is biannual.

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