Diverse Catalog of Hip-Hop and R&B

Invest in this collection featuring titles from a Christian hip-hop artist, an R&B vocalist, a Platinum-selling rapper, an R&B boy band and more.


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Top Bid: Joseph K

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: $9,500
Bidding Increment: $250
Closing Price: $25,750
End Date: Oct 09, 2018, 3:02 PM MDT
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $3,052
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Distributors: BMI
Rights Included:

Public Performance 

Interests Included:

Songwriter (U.S. Only)

Track List:

Track List 

First Distribution: January 18, 2019
Distribution Frequency: Quarterly


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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 catalog boasts both a variety of artists and a mix of newer and older works. The highest-earning single in the last 12 months is “I Believe” from KB, a Christian hip-hop artist, with 45% of royalties. “I Believe” has shown consistent earnings since its release in 2015 — with a 1% growth rate in the last 12 months. The track is off KB's chart-topping album Tomorrow We Live, hitting No. 1 on Billboard Christian Albums and No. 18 on the mainstream Billboard 200.

Also included in the collection are 2016 releases from former Nickelodeon star Keke Palmer, including “Hands Free.” The song garners nearly five million spins on Spotify and is her second most popular song on the platform. Looking at the catalog's all-time income, the highest-earning track is “Keep Her On The Low” from the R&B boy group Mindless Behavior. Released in 2013, the song hit No. 47 the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

Finally, not to be forgotten in this collection is a 2013 track from the Platinum-selling hip-hop artist Kevin Gates — titled “Careful” — as well as a 2017 release from KB, “Art of Drifting.” "Art of Drifting" is off the KB's album Today We Rebel which topped Billboard Christian Albums chart at No. 1.

Key Drivers

Diversity in Song Age. This catalog contains music with release dates spanning six years. This provides a diverse income mix between new(er) releases and more mature works. Industry wide, “Catalog Songs” (music released more than 18 months ago) and “Deep Catalog” (music released more than 3 years ago) together represent over 60% of music streamed today.

Looking at the highest earning track in the last four quarters, “I Believe” was released in 2015 — followed by “Hand Free” and “Art Of Drifting”, released in 2016 and 2017 respectively. This diversity can help sustain a catalog's streaming earnings moving forward.

Hip-Hop & Streaming. Hip-hop overtook rock in 2017 as the most popular genre of music in the U.S. and now accounts for 31% of all music consumption. The driver for the increase is streaming. According to Rolling Stone, in the first half of 2018, total consumption of Urban songs (Hip-Hop/Rap and R&B) by both streams and sales grew by 18%.

What's interesting is that this catalog is a perfect example of these two trends: hip-hop and streaming's growth worldwide. Streaming accounts for 79% of this hip-hop/R&B catalog’s earnings over the last 12 months.

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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