Country From Kira Isabella & Billy Currington

This diverse offering features “Little Girl," from Canadian country artist Kira Isabella, Billy Currington's "Drinkin' Town With A Football Problem,” and other rock tracks used in TV programming. 

$21,000

closing price

Auction Closed

Top Bid: Brian O

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: $16,000
Bidding Increment: $500
Closing Price: $21,000
End Date: Feb 10, 2020, 3:00 PM MST
Dollar Age:

2.58 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties: $5,368
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Distributors: BMI
Rights Included:

Public Performance

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World) and Publisher (U.S. Only)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution (paid 30 days from receipt):

March 20, 2020

Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
Buyer Fees:

1% of closing price or $500 (whichever is greater)

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What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyrights included? No
Rights:
Mechanical
Public Performance
Sync
Sales
Streaming
Sync
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

Description

Earn public performance revenue from country/rock tracks anchored by “Little Girl” from Canadian country starlet Kira Isabella and Billy Currington's "Drinkin' Town With A Football Problem." 

International sources (royalties collected outside the United States) account for 64% of this offering’s royalties in the last 12 months. Not surprisingly, Canada is the highest-earning country with 62% of last year’s reported royalties. Domestic satellite radio — specifically SiriusXM — also saw increased earnings over the last four quarters. 

“Little Girl” contributes 88% of this asset's income over the last four quarters. It was released in 2018 off Isabella’s third studio album—Sides—and spent 19 weeks on Billboard’s Canadian Hot 100 chart, peaking at No. 16.

This collection also includes the 2015 single “Drinkin' Town With A Football Problem,” from American country artist Billy Currington. The track hit No. 30 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart and happens to be the catalog’s top-earning song to date, accounting for 30% of historic (all time) revenue. 

Finally, songs from pop/rock band The Swear, used in a variety of TV programming are part of this offering. This includes the title  “Abandoned,” which was featured in an episode of Smallville, and “Last Breath” used in Jersey Shore.

Key Drivers

International Income. This asset's top-earning track is Canadian country artist Kira Isabella’s “Little Girl” — bringing in 88% of income in the last 12 months. Nearly all of this revenue was generated from Canada and is reported with limited detail. These international royalties can include income from radio, streaming platforms, and TV/Film. It is likely the Canadian earnings include terrestrial radio royalties, as the song charted successfully there. 

It’s important to take into consideration that radio royalties will begin to taper off. However, songs that experience significant radio play can often build a foundation of streaming and other types of income as the radio royalties slow down. As the winner of this auction, you’ll be entitled to any past performance royalties paid by from BMI, regardless of when they were earned. 

TV/Film. Placements in TV/Film contributed 40% to historic earnings. Four tracks in the included catalog were placed in TV series such as Smallville, Rescue Me, Jersey Shore, and Wanted, as well as NFL programming. For example, every time Smallville's episode titled "Thirst" plays on TV (or is streamed online), it generates a royalty for “Abandonded.” As the winner of this auction, you'll collect the performance royalties for any such use in TV/Film.

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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