Growing Streaming Earnings from Hip-Hop

Bid now on growing songwriter royalties from the streaming-generation of hip-hop idols including Travis Scott, XXXTentacion and more.


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Top Bid: Peter S

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: $25,000
Bidding Increment: $1,000
Closing Price: $37,000
End Date: Aug 09, 2019, 1:14 PM MDT
Dollar Age:

2.35 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties: $10,811
Investment Term: 10 years*
Distributors: ASCAP
Rights Included:

Public Performance

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution: August 12, 2019
Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
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, TV/Film/Commercial Performances, etc. Internet Streaming, Satellite Radio, Digital Downloads, CD Sales, TV/Film/Commercial Placements & Performances, Samples, etc.
Distributors: ASCAP


This hip-hop collection is driven predominately by the massive success of contributing artists on streaming platforms like YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music and more. In fact, over 79% of recent earnings for this catalog are from streaming sources, up 10% from the prior period.

Over 22% of recent earnings for this collection derive from top-earning work “Priorities” featuring Sy Ari Da Kid and Bryson Tiller. Released in 2016 on Sy Ari Da Kid’s album B4 the Heartbreak, earnings for this track are almost solely driven by streaming sources. In fact, nearly 90% of “Priorities” historic income was earned from Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora.

24% of historic revenue for this collection comes from Travis Scott’s “First Take.” Featured on the certified Platinum Birds In the Trap Sing McKnight, the album itself peaked at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart immediately following its release. An interesting feature is “First Take” samples this catalog’s highest-earning track “Priorities.”

Contributing to an additional third of recent earnings collectively, this catalog features multiple works from the late XXXTentacion, including “Dead Inside” and “Save Me.” Both tracks appeared on the certified Platinum album 17, which peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. The album performed impressively well overseas, charting across numerous European countries, creating a strong foundation for international earnings for this collection. To date, both “Dead Inside” and “Save Me” boast over 126 million spins on YouTube collectively.

Key Drivers

Hip-Hop/Streaming. 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 79% of this catalog’s earnings over the last 12 months and these earnings are up over 10% in the same period.

Gen-Z/Streaming. According to a recent study, Fluent uncovered millennials and Gen-Z are the primary users of, subscription services like Apple Music and Spotify. As the majority of XXXTentacion’s following falls within this age range, demand on streaming sources follows suit. In fact, XXXTentacion has often been regarded to have left behind "a huge musical footprint" due to his impact on his young fanbase and his popularity during his short career.

International. The remaining majority of this catalog’s earnings come from abroad — at 15% of historical earnings. 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 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.

About the Royalty Distributor

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.

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