Dance Music: DJ Cassidy, R. Kelly, Robin Thicke

This catalog includes dance songs from popular DJ Cassidy, featuring R. Kelly, Robin Thicke, Nile Rodgers, Jessie J, and a newly released track that has not yet received its first royalty payment!


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Top Bid: Conglomerate S

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: $28,000
Bidding Increment: $1,000
Closing Price: $56,000
End Date: Dec 13, 2017, 3:07 PM MST
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $9,089
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: February 2018
Buyer Fees: None


Collect these public performance royalties from a catalog of dance/pop music driven by world-renowned DJ Cassidy. An exciting aspect to this catalog is it contains a track that was released earlier this year, but has not received its first royalties. Over the last four quarters, this upbeat collection of songs has produced $9,089 in earnings.

The foundation of the catalog is DJ Cassidy's “Calling All Hearts” featuring Robin Thicke and Jessie J. The song brings in 68% of historic income and hit No. 9 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs. Outside the U.S., “Calling All Hearts” hit No. 6 on the U.K. Singles and charted in four other countries.

Interestingly, the title “Honor” from DJ Cassidy featuring Grace & Lil Yachty was released in early 2017 and has yet to pay out. “Honor” was placed in the Baz Luhrmann Netflix series The Get Down and has over 2 million spins on Spotify. As the winner of this auction, you'll collect the first royalties distributed for this song!

Another notable track is “Kill The Lights” again by DJ Cassidy featuring Alex Newell and Nile Rodgers. Released in 2016, the song topped the Billboard Dance Club Songs at No. 1. The disco-style song was featured in a recent episode of the HBO series Vinyl. "Kill The Lights" was also used during the winning couple's final dance in last month's season finale of Dancing With The Stars

Not to be forgotten are the tracks “Make The World Go Round” and “Future Is Mine.” “Make The World Go Round” features R&B vocalist R. Kelly and is the second highest earning title in the catalog. The song hit No. 10 on Billboard’s Adult R&B Songs and No. 36 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. “Future Is Mine,” pairing DJ Cassidy with the electro-funk Chromeo and hip-hop artist Wale, was featured in the 2016 film Barbershop: The Next Cut.

Key Drivers

1.) Global appeal. This catalog has earned 80% of its income from abroad, with the United Kingdom bringing in the majority of international royalties.

2.) Diversity. This collection of commercial songs earns not only from traditional sources like radio and streaming, but also from TV placements. For example, historically “Kill The Lights” has produced royalties from Spotify, radio, Pandora, Touchtunes, among others. The song has also been featured in an episode of ABC's Dancing With The Stars, along with the HBO series Vinyl.

3.) Potential Royalties. This catalog contains the track “Honor,” released in early 2017. The song has yet to collect royalties for its placement in the Netflix series The Get Down and other income sources, as BMI pays on a six month delay. As the winner of this auction, you will collect the first royalties for the title.

4.) Touring. DJ Cassidy is actively staying in front of his fans, including celebrities. He is currently on tour with dates scheduled through mid-December. For an artist, a tour can help reinvigorate their back catalog, by drawing interest from first-time listeners and reignite existing fans' interest. DJ Cassidy is known for his work at celebrity functions, including the 2009 inauguration of President Barack Obama, deejaying for the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Tommy Hilfiger, and the 2008 wedding of Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

What is being sold?

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

How does this asset make money?

Every time “Calling All Hearts” or any song in this catalog, is played on the radio, Sirius XM, on TV, or any other type of public performance, you earn royalties. Royalty Exchange will administer quarterly payments from BMI and the first distribution you will receive is January 2018 to be paid in February 2018.

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: BMI

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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