Guy Sebastian “Like A Drum” + More

Don’t miss your chance to bid on this global pop catalog highlighted by the Australian hit single “Like A Drum.”


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Top Bid: Charles L

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Starting Price: $6,000
Bidding Increment: $200
Closing Price: $9,400
End Date: Oct 18, 2019, 3:26 PM MDT
Dollar Age:

5.54 Years

Last 12 Months' Royalties: $2,035
Investment Term: 10 years*
Distributors: BMI
Rights Included:

Public Performance

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution (paid 30 days from receipt):

January 17, 2020

Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
Buyer Fees:


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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


Up for auction is an international pop offering driven by streaming. To date, the majority of earnings for this catalog came from Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Norway, and Japan, among others.

Contributing to 50% of earnings in the last 12 months is Guy Sebastian’s 2014 hit “Like A Drum”. Released to the Australian artist's album Madness, “Like A Drum” has received multiple nominations including the World Music Award for World’s Best Song and the ARIA Music Award for Song of the Year.

Thanks to the success of “Like A Drum,” the majority of earnings for this catalog come from abroad. In fact, Australia alone makes up nearly a third of earnings in the last 12 months. Collectively, the U.S. and the United Kindom make up about 50% of earnings in the last 12 months.

Also included is Finnish pop singer Isac Elliot’s “Just Can’t Let Her Go,” along with works from U.S.-based artists, Set It Off’s “Bad Guy” and “She Got A” from T.Mills

Key Drivers

International. The majority of this catalog’s earnings come from abroad — at 86% of historical earnings. As the winner of this auction, you’ll be entitled to any past performance royalties paid by BMI, 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.

Dollar Age. This catalog has a Dollar Age of approximately 5.54 years. This means the majority of royalties earned in the last 12 months came from songs that have collected royalties for more than 5 years. “Like A Drum” was released in 2014 and royalties continue to generate rather consistently. A catalog containing mature works is something worth noting as an investor. This can help sustain a catalog's earnings moving forward.

About the Royalty Distributor

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) is one of four United States performing rights organizations, along with ASCAP, 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 BMI’s distribution schedule, click here.

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