Charlie Wilson, Boyz ll Men and More

This collection of music features some of the biggest names in R&B: Charlie Wilson, Boyz II Men, Luther Vandross, and Keith Sweat.


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Top Bid: Drew P

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Starting Price: $8,800
Bidding Increment: $250
Closing Price: $12,800
End Date: May 30, 2018, 1:17 PM MDT
Investment Term: 10 years*
Last 12 Months' Royalties:


Royalty Type:

Public Performance

Buyer Fees:


First Payment:

June 2018

*Please see the FAQ tab for more information on the 10-year investment term.

What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyrights included? No
Public Performance
Non-Interactive Streaming
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 bid is a catalog that features public performance royalties from some of the hottest names in R&B -- including Grammy-nominated Charlie Wilson and Grammy-winning R&B group Boyz II Men.

The highlight of this collection of music is Charlie Wilson's “You Are.” Historically, the song has brought in 81% of income. Released in 2010, the song is currently experiencing a healthy 30% growth rate over last year’s earnings -- thanks to live performances by Charlie Wilson. There are other titles from Charlie Wilson within this catalog: “My Girl Is A Dime” and “Whisper.”

This collection of works also includes the Boyz II Men track “More Than You’ll Ever Know.” The song is the first single off the band's 10th studio album Twenty. The album debuted at No. 20 on the Billboard Top 200. Interestingly, “More Than You’ll Ever Know,” also features Charlie Wilson.

Finally, not to be forgotten is Luther Vandross' "It's All About You" and Houston's  "Don't Give A Damn" (both from Gold-certified albums), Keith Sweat’s track “Suga Suga Suga" and “He’s Here” from gospel artist Niyoki.

Key Drivers

Income Sources. Radio is the largest source of revenue for this catalog, accounting for 78% of historic royalties. Although the radio royalties are still being generated, they could eventually level off. Songs that experience significant radio play can often build a foundation for other types of income.

Case in point: streaming. Historically, streaming brought in 2% of royalties. In the last 12 months, however, streaming accounted for 18% of royalties. Streaming royalties are also seeing an 11% increase over the last 12 months. So as we're seeing as the radio royalties begin to slow down, other income sources (streaming) begin to increase.

Touring. Charlie Wilson is currently touring with dates through Summer 2018. Meanwhile, Boyz II Men is actively staying in front of their fans with a Las Vegas Residency at The Mirage. Tours give artists the chance to solidify their current fan base and expand their reach to new listeners.

What is being sold?

10 years of payments derived from 100% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of public performance royalties attributable to the songwriter's catalog of musical works. See the “Financials” tab for a full track list.

How does this asset make money?

Every time "You Are," "More Than You'll Ever Know," or any other track in this catalog is played on the SiriusXM, Spotify, Pandora, or any other type of public performance, you earn royalties. 

Royalty Exchange will administer quarterly payments from BMI. The next BMI distribution will be in June 2018, disbursed to you by Royalty Exchange in July 2018.

Unless the buyer opts out of the opportunity, this listing will automatically be relisted as a "Buy It Now" sale at a premium over the closing price. The relisted asset will remain live until it is purchased, or until its first royalty distribution. This gives the winning bidder the chance to earn an immediate return on the asset while awaiting the first royalty payment.

About the Royalty Distributor

BMI represents more than 10.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 700,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. BMI supports businesses and organizations that play music publicly by offering blanket music licenses that permit them to play more than 10.5 million musical works.

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