Edgy Pop Catalog: Bibi Bourelly & More

Collect royalties from new artist Bibi Bourelly, plus earnings from songs featured in popular TV shows like New Girl, Ballers, and Girls.


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Top Bid: Justin G


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: $9,000
Bidding Increment: $250
Closing Price: $17,500
End Date: Apr 18, 2017, 2:09 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $2,843
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: June 2017
Fees None


Here is an opportunity to invest in a varied catalog with a unique earning stream that includes both songwriter and publisher public performance royalties. What makes this collection unique is that nearly all its income comes from one source: TV. In the past four quarters, the catalog has generated $2,843.

Over half of this comes from the track “Sally,” despite the fact that it was only released last year and has just two quarters of earnings behind it. Bibi Bourelly, an up-and-coming vocalist from Germany, recorded it. Bibi made a splash in the last year in the popular music scene with her fearless, female swagger. “Sally” was recently featured on the HBO series Ballers, FOX's So You Think You Can Dance, and in early 2016 was featured in an iPhone 6s campaign.

Another Bourelly track “Ego” also contributes to the catalog's royalties with $322 in its first quarter of reported earnings. Released in 2015, it has a strong Spotify presence, with over 5.5 million streams. Bourelly recently signed with Def Jam Recordings and is touring with her label mates this fall. She's also scheduled to perform at Chicago's Lollapalooza festival this August.

Finally, this catalog also includes such playful titles as “Sex Syrup” and “Lemme Smang It.” Both were released in 2010, and have been used in popular TV shows like Fox's New Girl and HBO's Girls, respectively. “Sex Syrup” performed by Slick Mahony makes up 25% of earnings, with the majority of that coming from syndication.

Key Drivers

  1. The rising popularity of Bibi Bourelly is an interesting factor to consider with this listing. With her first single released in 2015, she's already worked with some big names like Kanye West, Usher, Lil Wayne and even co-wrote with Rihanna. This is just the start of her career on the popular music scene, with “Sally” and “Ego”coming from her first two EPs. It's important to note that every time Bourelly performs “Sally” or “Ego,” you get paid public performance royalties. Furthermore, she has two tours on the books for 2017. Tours give rising artists the chance to reach to new listeners and help develop a solid fan base.
  2. TV--both cable and network--is responsible for the majority of the earnings in this catalog. You will get paid every time the show that contains one of this catalog's songs airs (both scheduled and on-demand). If a show is successful and goes into syndication, it can generate royalties for longer periods of time. This is particularly relevant for this catalog. For example, “Sex Syrup” was used in a 2012 episode of Fox's New Girl show. In 2015, Fox sold the basic cable syndication rights to TBS and MTV, both of which account for 80% of “Sex Syrup” total earnings.

What is being sold?

100% of seller's interest in the songwriter's and publisher's shares of public performance royalties attributable to select songs administered by SESAC. See the “Documents” tab for a full track list.

How does this asset make money?

Every time “Sally” or any song in this catalog, is played on the television or any other type of public performance, you earn royalties. SESAC makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is June 2017.

What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyright included: No
Royalty 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.
Distributed by: SESAC

About the Royalty Distributor

Since being established in 1930, SESAC Performing Rights has become the nation’s most innovative PRO. In a strategic move to become the United States’ only Music Rights Organization, SESAC has now acquired Rumblefish, a leader in micro-licensing, and the Harry Fox Agency (HFA), the leading U.S. mechanical rights organization. SESAC currently licenses the public performances of more than 400,000 songs on behalf of its 30,000 affiliated songwriters, composers and music publishers.




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