Diverse Hip-Hop and R&B Catalog

Earn with this growing catalog featuring tracks from a Christian hip-hop artist, an R&B vocalist, a Platinum-selling rapper, an R&B boy band and more. 


closing price

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Top Bid: Veerraju K

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: $11,000
Bidding Increment: $250
Closing Price: $26,750
End Date: Jan 23, 2018, 3:00 PM MST
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
50% of Last 12 Months' Royalties: $3,383
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: March 2018
Buyer Fees: $500 BMI Payee Account Fee*

*BMI charges a one-time fee of $500 to open a new payee account, which will be debited from the payee's first royalty distribution. Once opened, multiple royalty streams can be routed to the buyer's payee account. If you already have a BMI payee account, there is no fee.


Bid on these growing public performance royalties produced by an eclectic group of hip-hop and R&B artists. Over the last four quarters, this asset earned $3,383 of income.

This catalog has enjoyed a considerable increase in earnings over the last year — thanks to the impressive 64% increase in streaming revenue. This growth stems from three streaming sources: Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora. Between them, they account for 60% of the last 12 months' royalties.

In addition to the growth of streaming, this collection boasts both a variety of artists and a mix of new and older works. The highest-earning single in the last year is “I Believe” from KB, a Christian hip-hop artist, with 41% of royalties. The song is seeing recent growth thanks to Pandora and Spotify. “I Believe” is off KB's chart-topping album Tomorrow We Live, peaking at No. 1 on Billboard Christian Albums and No. 18 on the mainstream Billboard 200.

Also included in the catalog are 2016 releases from former Nickelodeon star Keke Palmer, including “Hands Free.” The song garners over six million spins on Spotify and is her most popular song on the platform. The catalog's highest-earning track to-date 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 Kevin Gates — the rising Platinum-selling hip-hop artist — titled “Careful.”

Key Drivers

Diversity in Song Age. This catalog contains music with release dates spanning five 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 closely by a newer release from Keke Palmer in 2016. This diversity can help sustain a catalog's streaming earnings moving forward.

Hip-Hop & Streaming. Hip-hop recently overtook rock in the U.S. as the most popular genre of music, accounting for 24.5% of all music consumption, driven by streaming. According to BuzzAngle’s 2017 Music Report: Urban music (Hip-Hop/Rap and R&B) was the most streamed genre in 2017, accounting for 32% of all streams. This catalog reflects these two trends: hip-hop and the surge in streaming worldwide. Streaming sources account for the majority of the catalog's income , with 69% of last year's royalties.

What is being sold?

50% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of domestic (U.S.) public performance royalties attributable to 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 “I Believe” or any song in this catalog, is played on the radio, Pandora, Apple Music, or any other type of public performance, you earn royalties. BMI makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is March 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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