French Pop Song: “Voir La Nuit S'Emballer”

Collect royalties from "Voir La Nuit S'Emballer," performed by popular French artist, Matt Pokora.


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Top Bid: Vince B

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: $8,000
Bidding Increment: $250
Closing Price: $16,500
End Date: May 09, 2017, 3:04 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $8,843
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: May 2017
Fees: $75 ASCAP Assignment Fee


Here's an opportunity to earn royalties from French pop song “Voir La Nuit S'Emballer.” The track is performed by French pop star M. Pokora, and in the last four quarters has produced $8,843.

M. Pokora came onto the music scene in 2003, when he was a participant on the third season of Popstars, a French talent/reality show. He became a part of the French boy band Linkup as a result of the show, which enjoyed moderate pop success. Pokora has sold more than 3.5 million records in France alone and was recently a judge on The Voice Kids France.

Now a solo artist, M. Pokora released “Voir La Nuit S'Emballer” in 2015 on his sixth studio album--R.E.D. (Rythmes Extrêmement Dangereux). The album R.E.D. reached No. 1 on both French and Belgian charts, and was certified double-Platinum by the National Syndicate of Phonographic Publishing (SNEP). The same year, 2015, Pokora received French Male Artist of the Year from the NJR Music Award (NMA).

“Voir La Nuit S'Emballer” loosely translates in English to “Watch the Night Fly” and earned notable royalties in the Q4 of 2016. This was supported by a TV performance of the song on “Une Nuit Avec La Police Et La Gendarmerie,” a tribute concert airing on France2. Not surprising, 88% of the earnings for “Voir La Nuit S'Emballer” come from France, with Belgium coming in second with 10%. The song also has a YouTube presence with 12.3 million music video views, as well as 1.2 million streams on Spotify. It's worth mentioning that M. Pokora is currently touring through the end of 2017.

Key Drivers

M. Pokora is actively touring in France and has dates scheduled through December 2017. Tours are great way for an artist to gain popularity with new listeners, reengage their fan base, and expose their fans to their back catalog.

What is being sold?

100% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of public performance royalties attributable to select musical composition “Voir La Nuit S'emballer” administered by ASCAP. See the “Financials” tab for a full track list.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Possession of the songwriter’s portion of this asset must be taken via a trust, which is required due to ASCAP’s assignment policy. Please see the Post-Auction Process tab for further information.

How does this asset make money?

Every time “Voir La nuit S'emballer” or any song in this catalog, is played on the television, radio, or any other type of public performance, you earn royalties. ASCAP makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is May 2017.

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: ASCAP

About the Royalty Distributor

ASCAP is the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. It is a membership association of more than 575,000 composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP also represents music creators worldwide through agreements with affiliated international societies.

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