Grammy-Winning Cardi B & More
This collection features a hit from Rolling Stone's No. 1 Album of the Year, Grammy-honored Invasion of Privacy from Cardi B, as well as dozens more including hip-hop superstars Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, Chris Brown, and others.
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.
|End Date:||Mar 26, 2019, 1:18 PM MDT|
|Last 12 Months' Royalties:||$18,675|
|Investment Term:||10 years*|
|First Distribution:||April 8, 2019|
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What rights are included?
|Musical Composition||Sound Recording|
|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.|
Up for auction is a collection of largely recognizable tracks from the biggest names in hip-hop. From Wiz Khalifa to Cardi B and many more, these artists are driving massive hits on both the charts and on the streaming sources that contribute largely to this collection’s success.
The top-earning track for this catalog is Grammy-nominated Wiz Khalifa’s 2018 release “Something New” featuring label mate Ty Dolla $ign. Released as the lead single on Wiz Khalifa’s sequel album Rolling Papers 2, the track drives over a third of the earnings for this catalog in the last 12 months.
Following closely behind in earnings is the Cardi B track “Bickenhead” from the Grammy-winning album and Apple Music’s third highest-streamed album of 2018—Invasion of Privacy. The track makes up 21% of earnings for this collection in the last 12 months. It’s worth noting that Invasion of Privacy was certified double Platinum in late 2018. Even more impressive is all tracks featured on the album, including “Bickenhead,” were certified gold or platinum by the RIAA, making her the first ever female artist to accomplish such a feat.
Star-power aside, this collection enjoys massive growth in nearly all categories. Most significantly, streaming alone is surging due in part to this collection’s wildly successful contributors. In fact, Spotify ranked Cardi B the No. 1 Top Streamed Artist of 2018.
Streaming & Hip-Hop. This catalog is a perfect example of two trends: hip-hop and streaming's growth worldwide. According to BuzzAngle's 2018 Year End Report, hip-hop is the most popular genre of music in the U.S. The driver for the increase is streaming. Hip-hop/rap tracks accounted for more than a quarter of all on-demand plays on music streaming services in the US in 2018. Streaming accounts for 58% of this catalog’s earnings over the last 12 months and these earnings are growing significantly in the same period.
Cardi B. To say Cardi B is an enormously popular artist is an understatement. She's a trailblazer for female hip-hop artists with a global following. In a short time, Cardi B has earned three No.1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 and seven top 10 hits.
At one point in 2018, Cardi B had five Top 10 singles on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop at the same time, making her the first woman to do so, beating Beyoncé’s previous record of four. Cardi’s album Invasion Of Privacy (which features “Bickenhead”) was the first debut album by a female rapper to receive an Album of the Year Grammy in nearly 20 years. Invasion Of Privacy also claimed the No. 1 slot on both Rolling Stone and Time’s "Best Albums of 2018.”
She has received an additional six Grammy Award nominations, three American Music Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, nine BET Hip Hop Awards, and a Billboard Music Award.
International. The majority of this catalog’s earnings come from abroad — at 31% of historical earnings. Although international royalty distribution can lag behind domestic payments and arrive with limited detail, as the winner of this auction you’ll be entitled to any past performance royalties paid by ASCAP, regardless of when they were earned. As this collection earns primarily from countries outside the United States, it’s important to note that international earnings can often be reported to distributors with limited detail. These international earnings often include income from radio, streaming platforms, and TV/Film.
Radio. Radio is one of the largest sources of revenue for this catalog, accounting for 13% of historic royalties. Although radio royalties are still being generated, they could eventually level off. Typically, songs that experience significant radio play can often build a foundation for other types of income.
Case in point: streaming. Historically, streaming brought in 48% of royalties. In the last 12 months, however, streaming accounted for 58% of royalties. Streaming royalties are also seeing a significant increase over the last 12 months. So we're seeing as the radio royalties begin to slow down, other income sources (streaming) begin to increase.
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American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is one of four United States performing rights organizations, along with BMI, SESAC & Global Music Rights. It collects license fees from music users on behalf of songwriters, composers, and music publishers and distributes them as royalties to those members whose works have been performed. For more information on ASCAP’s distribution schedule, click here.