Commercial Music Placed in TV and Film

Up for auction are the royalties generated by a heavily placed commercial catalog, most notabley in the hit Fox series Empire, the Emoji Movie, and more.


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Top Bid: Clayton T

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Starting Price: $11,000
Bidding Increment: $300
Closing Price: $19,100
End Date: Oct 08, 2018, 3:31 PM MDT
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $3,001
Investment Term: 10 years*
Distributors: ASCAP
Rights Included:

Public Performance

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution: October 9, 2018
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: ASCAP


Here is your chance to collect from dozens of placements across a diverse collection of popular film and TV, ranging from children's film placements to Fox’s No. 1 drama. In the last 12 months, this collection of works has driven over $3,000 in earnings.

Released in 2014, “Push Play” is this catalog’s highest-earning song. This track features multiple placements in films, including Mom’s Night Out, The Nut Job and, most recently, Emoji Movie. Released in 2017, the Emoji Movie far exceeded original grossing expectations claiming an impressive $217 million worldwide. This placement contributes to just over half of the most recent Q2 2018 international payment and is responsible for the recent spike in earnings. In fact, “Push Play” contributes to just over 70% of earnings in the last 12 months.

This listing also features a handful of original works from the popular Fox series Empire, including multiple top earners “Ain’t About The Money,” “Brownsville Boy Freestyle” and “Ear 2 The Street.” Collectively, these songs contribute to over a third of this catalog’s historic earnings.

Empire debuted in 2015 and is currently airing its 5th season. This is good news for you, as the show airs exclusively on Fox, which regularly streams reruns of previous seasons prior to a new episode. According to Forbes, the first two seasons and the first half of the third ranked as the No.1 broadcast drama for the advertiser-coveted 18-49-year-old demographic. In fact, the show made more money for the network in 2017 than did any other series outside of sports programming.

Key Drivers

TV/Film Placements. This catalog benefits from placements in TV/Film, contributing to over 25% of this catalog's historic earnings. Recently, in Q2 2018, the track “Push Play” drove a spike in earnings from a placement in Emoji Movie. Every time Emoji Movie plays on TV, a royalty is generated for “Push Play”. As the winner of this auction, you'll collect the performance royalties for any of the songs' use in TV/Film.

International. The majority of this catalog’s earnings come from abroad — including nearly 55% 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 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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