“Guatemala” From Swae Lee — Publishing Royalties

Collect from multiple royalty streams generated by a worldwide hip-hop single. 


closing price

Auction Closed

Top Bid: Neal 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: $47,000
Bidding Increment: $750
Closing Price: $56,000
End Date: Nov 30, 2020, 3:00 PM MST
Dollar Age:

2.50 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties: $15,791
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years

Future History Publishing

Administered By Tri Star Sports & Entertainment (See Note Below)

Rights Included:

Mechanical, Public Performance, Sync

Interests Included:

Songwriter/Co-publisher (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution (paid 30 days from receipt): March 31, 2021
Distribution Frequency:


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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, CD Sales, TV/Film/Commercial Placements & Performances, etc. Internet Streaming, Satellite Radio, Digital Downloads, CD Sales, TV/Film/Commercial Placements & Performances, Samples, etc.
Distributors: Future History Publishing (See Note Below)


Here’s a second chance at this Platinum global hit — up for bid are publishing royalties for “Guatemala” by Swae Lee featuring his partner Slim Jxmmi (together, hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd).

Over the summer, we listed the songwriter’s share of public performance royalties (you can review that auction here). Investors were excited about that offering, and now we have the publishing side available for bidding. 


Mechanical royalties drive this song’s earnings with 60% of last year’s income, and is the second most stable source of royalties after public performance. Public performance earnings account for 26% of the song’s royalties in the last 12 months.


Released in 2018, “Guatemala” is from hip-hip duo Rae Sremmurd’s third studio album, SR3MM. The triple album is unique as it includes the debut solo studio albums by each of the duo, Swaecation by Swae Lee and Jxmtro by Slim Jxmmi. “Guatemala” is off Swaecation.

The album was well-received critically and by fans, becoming certified Gold in both the U.S. and Canada and peaking at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. 

The Platinum-certified “Guatemala” has over 209 million spins on Spotify, while the official YouTube video has 78+ million views.

Key Drivers

Income Mix. The winner of this auction can receive income in various ways:

  • Mechanical: Royalties paid to songwriters and publishers when music is sold (think CD or vinyl) but also when music is streamed (streaming mechanicals) “on-demand” (like Spotify).
  • Performance: Royalties paid to songwriters when music is performed publicly. Music played over the radio, in a restaurant or bar, or over a service like Spotify or Pandora is considered a public performance.
  • Synchronization: Royalties paid to songwriters and publishers for the licensing of a song in music for a movie, TV show, or commercial.

About the Royalty Distributor

Future History Publishing LLC. is a publishing company administered byTri Star Sports & Entertainment Group. Tri Star is a single-source business management firm that provides personal Chief Financial Officer services, including royalty collection and administration. Future History Publishing's administration of royalties is done on a biannual basis by Tri Star. 

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