First Royalties for Chris Brown's “Grass Ain't Greener”

Be the first to collect royalties for Chris Brown's lead single off his upcoming album.


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Top Bid: Alexander 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: $17,000
Bidding Increment: $500
Closing Price: $40,000
End Date: Dec 20, 2016, 3:25 PM MST
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: January 2017
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.


This is your chance to come in on the ground floor and receive royalties for a hit song's entire lifetime. This single-song auction is for ownership of 17% of the songwriting share for the song “Grass Ain't Greener” by worldwide superstar Chris Brown.

“Grass Ain't Greener” premiered in May 2016 as the lead single off of Brown's yet to be released eighth studio album, Heartbreak on a Full Moon. BMI pays royalties for the second quarter of 2016 in January 2017. That means you will be paid the very first royalties ever earned for this song!

Since the song's release, it has been streamed more than 48 million times on Spotify. The YouTube video, which was released in August of this year, has already been viewed more than 38 million times on YouTube. The song spent four weeks on Billboard's Hot 100 and 20 weeks on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. And the best part is that the first royalty payment for all of these plays will be yours!

Biggest Leverage Points for Investors:

1) This is the chance to collect royalties from a song by a world famous artist at the song's peak. Chris Brown is ranked 43rd in the world on Spotify with over 13 million listeners a month.  

2) “Grass Ain't Greener” is the lead single off of Chris Brown's next album which is yet to be released. Once the album comes out, you will benefit from the increased exposure of the full album's release.

What is being sold?

17% of the songwriter's share of public performance royalties for the musical work "Grass Ain't Greener" performed by Chris Brown.

How does this asset make money?

Any time “The Grass Ain't Greener” is played on the radio, streamed, or appears in a television show or a movie, you earn royalties.

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

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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