Consistent Pop & Hip-Hop Catalog

Up for auction are consistent earnings from a variety of artists, ranging from current pop sensation Ariana Grande to the late hip-hop idol Nipsey Hussle.


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Top Bid: kenn g

The Theoretical IRR is a formulaic guideline based on an extrapolation of the normalized, historical earnings trend of the catalog. The Theoretical IRR is not a guarantee of future performance. It should be used for comparison purposes only. Each catalog has its own risk factors and the Theoretical IRR is not based upon a specific analysis of this catalog. Click here to view the basis for all Theoretical IRR calculations.

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: $25,000
Bidding Increment: $600
Closing Price: $55,600
End Date: Apr 18, 2019, 3:26 PM MDT
Dollar Age:

4.71 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties: $6,413
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years


Rights Included:

Public Performance

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution: June 21, 2019
Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
Buyer Fees:


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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


This streaming driven collection boasts huge names in the industry including Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, Nipsey Hussle and dozens more. Not only does this catalog boast proven artists, it boasts consistent earnings to match. In fact, in the last 12 months alone, this collection drove $6.4k+ in royalties from across the globe.

“No Love” claims the title of this collections highest earning track, driving over a third of earnings in the last 12 months. Released as a supporting single to August Alsina’s 2014 RIAA certified Gold album Testimony, the album itself debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. This catalog also features the remix to “No Love,” featuring Grammy-winner Nicki Minaj.

Additionally, this collection consists of multiple Ariana Grande tracks including “Honeymoon Avenue” and “You Don’t Know Me.” Featured on the 2013 album Yours Truly, the track “Honeymoon Avenue” alone drives over 22% of earnings in the last 12 months.

The most recent release included in this collection is the late Nipsey Hussle’s 2018 hit “Hussle and Motivate,” contributing to 12% of earnings in the last 12 months. Good news for the winning investor is this catalog contains music with a variety of release dates dating back to the early 2000s. This provides a diverse income mix between new(er) releases and more mature works. Industrywide, "Deep Catalog" titles (those released more than three years ago) accounted for 55% of all album sales in 2018, up from 51% in 2017

Key Drivers

International. A majority of this catalog’s earnings come from abroad — at 29% 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.

As this collection earns primarily from countries outside the United States, it’s important to note that international earnings can often be reported to distributors with limited detail. These international earnings often include income from radio, streaming platforms, and TV/Film.

Hip-Hop/Pop/Streaming. This catalog is a perfect example of three trends: hip-hop, pop and streaming's growth worldwide. According to BuzzAngle's 2018 Year End Report, hip-hop is the most popular genre of music in the U.S. The driver for the increase is streaming. Hip-hop/rap tracks accounted for more than a quarter of all on-demand plays on music streaming services in the US in 2018. But that’s not all… Additionally, the BuzzAngle 2018 Music Reports also cites pop titles as the second-most streamed songs last year, representing 19.3% of all streams, up from 15.6% in 2017. This collection claims not one, but two of the most popularly streamed genres! This is great news for you as streaming accounts for 45% of this catalog’s earnings over the last 12 months.

Star Power/Ariana Grande. Not surprisingly, the star power within this catalog is an attractive feature. From Ariana Grande to Nicki Minaj and dozens more — these are multi-Platinum-selling artists with a proven track record of hits, loyal fan bases, and mainstream appeal.

Most recently, Ariana Grande was recognized for her monumental week on the Billboard charts, becoming the second artist in the chart's 60-year history to occupy the top three spots on the Hot 100 simultaneously, unseating The Beatles. Additionally, all 12 songs from her recent album Thank U, Next charted on the Hot 100. This feat earned Grande the record for most simultaneous top 40 hits by a female artist. It’s no secret Grande is making waves in the pop-kingdom, and now is the perfect time to invest in works from her back-catalog. Though her new songs are not included in this auction, new releases can often help boost an artist's back catalog. The release of new music draws discovery among first-time listeners and re-engages existing fans. It’s also worth noting, Billboard recently honored Grande with the coveted title of Woman Of The Year.

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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