Coldplay + Beyoncé: "Hymn For The Weekend”

This auction features songwriter royalties generated by Coldplay and Beyoncé's global hit, “Hymn For The Weekend.”


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Top Bid: Frank H

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Starting Price: $19,500
Bidding Increment: $600
Closing Price: $27,300
End Date: Sep 24, 2019, 2:27 PM MDT
Dollar Age:

3.46 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties:


Investment Term: 10 years*
Distributors: ASCAP
Rights Included:

Public Performance

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution (paid 30 days from receipt):

October 7, 2019

Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
Buyer Fees:


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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: ASCAP


Up for bid are public performance earnings from a star-studded collection featuring internationally renowned artists Coldplay and Beyoncé. This catalog is highlighted by their massive worldwide hit, “Hymn For The Weekend.”

Released in 2015, “Hymn For The Weekend” is off Coldplay’s seventh studio album A Head Full of Dreams. The album was a global hit with fans, becoming Gold-certified or better in 23 countries, and went on to become the 8th best-selling album of 2015 with 1.9 million copies sold worldwide.

“Hymn For The Weekend” was the second single released from the album. The song was widely popular across the globe, going double-Platinum and charting on seven Billboard charts in the United States, and topped charts in 32 other countries. To date, the video for “Hymn For The Weekend” has a staggering 1.2 billion views on YouTube, while the song has 532 million spins on Spotify.

Not surprisingly, international revenue drives the earnings for this catalog, with 87% of income in the last 12 months. The United Kingdom, France, and Germany are the top-producing international counties, accounting for nearly a third of historic revenue.

Finally, this catalog also includes “Color Spectrum” also off the album A Head Full of Dreams.


Featured Artists. The star power within this offering is quite an attractive feature. Both Coldplay and Beyoncé are huge names in pop music, with proven track records of hits, and large global fan bases. It's not often you get the opportunity to earn from the back catalog of artists of this caliber.

Formed in 1996 in the United Kingdom, Coldplay has sold 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling music artists. They also have numerous awards to their name, including nine Brit Awards, seven MTV Europe Music Awards and seven Grammy Awards from 29 nominations.

Beyoncé is a pop culture phenomenon with 22 Grammys to her name and touted as one of the best-selling music artists in history. Forbes magazine also ranked Beyoncé as the most powerful female in entertainment — twice!

International Earnings. The majority of this catalog’s earnings come from abroad — at 87% of last year’s income. International royalty distribution can lag behind domestic payments and arrive with limited detail. These international earnings often include income from radio, streaming platforms, and TV/Film. As the winner of this auction, you’ll be entitled to any past performance royalties paid by ASCAP, regardless of when they were earned.

About the Royalty Distributor

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is one of four United States performing rights organizations, along with BMI, 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 ASCAP’s distribution schedule, click here.

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