European Hip-Hop Catalog

Up for bid is a catalog that features popular European hip-hop tracks.


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Top Bid: Andrew C

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: $88,250
Bidding Increment: $2,000
Closing Price: $104,250
End Date: Apr 17, 2019, 3:07 PM MDT
Dollar Age:

4.92 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties: $21,058
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Distributors: STIM
Rights Included:

Public Performance and Mechanical

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution: June 17, 2019
Distribution Frequency:

Quarterly (See Note Below)

Buyer Fees:


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What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyrights included? No
Public Performance
Sources: Internet Streaming, AM/FM & Satellite Radio, Digital Downloads, TV/Film/Commercial Performances, etc. Internet Streaming, Satellite Radio, Digital Downloads, CD Sales, TV/Film/Commercial Placements & Performances, Samples, etc.
Distributors: STIM


This collection boasts strong earnings from hip-hop and pop acts from around the world. The vast majority of the catalog’s historic income (91%) is generated in Sweden, although it has collected earnings from over other 50 countries as well.

Streaming is the largest source of earnings, accounting for 75% of the last 12 months earnings. And while digital download activity is in decline throughout the industry, downloads for this catalog are up considerably year-over-year.

This catalog is also diverse in its income distribution amongst the songs. The highest-earning song only accounts for 17% of historic income. This means the catalog’s earnings are not tied to the success of a single track and provides some built-in diversification.

The collection’s top three earnings songs come from the Swedish hip-hop act Kartellen, accounting for 34% of last year’s revenue. Released in 2012, “Mina Områden” is the catalog’s highest-producing track in the last 12 months and still continues to produce royalties today. Other Kartellen titles include “Underklassmusik” and “Svarta Miljonärer” and “AM43,” among others.

Also included are tracks from the soundtrack to the 2016 American mockumentary Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. Those songs include “I’m So Humble” and “Donkey Roll.” Combined, the two songs account for 14% of last year’s income.

Key Drivers

Dollar Age This offering has a Dollar Age of 4.92 years. This means the majority of royalties earned in the last 12 months came from songs that have collected royalties for nearly five years. A high Dollar Age like this suggests stability and longevity.

Diversity in Song Income Mix. Revenues are also widely distributed — the single highest-earning song only accounts for 17% of historic income. This means the catalog’s earnings are not tied to the success of a single track and provides built-in diversification.


STIM pays on a quarterly basis, with four regular payments each calendar year. In addition to these quarterly payments, STIM also distributes "out of cycle" payments for digital music services. These dates are estimated (not fixed) and can vary throughout the year. The winner of this auction will receive all future distributions for the included works in this offering paid by STIM. Read more about on STIM's payment schedule here

About the Royalty Distributor

STIM is a Swedish collective management organization for music creators and publishers. On their behalf, STIM administers and licenses performing and mechanical rights to music and lyrics. STIM was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Stockholm. STIM is a non-profit organization representing 85,000 songwriters, composers, text authors and music publishers worldwide.

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