Hip-Hop: Dem Franchize Boyz & Buck$

Bid on public performance royalties from a catalog that includes songs by Dem Franchize Boyz, Buck$ feat. Trina, and more.


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Top Bid: Tyler D


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: $4,000
Bidding Increment: $250
Closing Price: $22,500
End Date: May 19, 2017, 3:13 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $2,525
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: July 2017
Fees: $75 ASCAP Assignment Fee


Bid on 75% of public performance royalties from a catalog of hip-hop music including songs by Dem Franchize Boyz, Buck$ feat. Trina and more. In the last 12 months, 75% of the earnings came to $2,525.

The seller has a songwriting interest in Dem Franchize Boyz hit song “Lean Wit It Rock Wit It.” Released in 2001, the song peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 1 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. The song is still one of Dem Franchize Boyz most popular songs today and it continues to produce royalties 16 years after its release.

Also included is the song “About a Dollar” by hip-hop group B.M.A. According to the seller, “About a Dollar” was never commercially released but was picked up by radio stations in 2009. If you look at the “Raw Data” document in the financials tab, you can see this song has collected royalties from domestic radio every quarter since 2009 Q4. To date, 50% of the royalties for this catalog come from “About a Dollar.”

Placements in TV shows have also been a source of income, contributing 15% of the royalties. This is largely due to the song “Bounce” by Buck$ feat. Trina. “Bounce” was used in the CBS show Blue Bloods and has earned royalties from this show since every quarter since Q2 2011.

Key Drivers

The band Twenty One Pilots used lyrical elements from the chorus of “Lean Wit It Rock Wit It” in their song “Holding On To You.” Since this auction is for the songwriter's share, you will earn money not only from public performances of “Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It,” but from performances of “Holding On To You” as well. And royalties for both of these songs have increased in the last 12 months over the previous. “Lean Wit It Rock Wit It” grew 2,275% and “Holding On to You” 59%.

What is being sold?

75% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of public performance royalties attributable to the seller's catalog of musical works administered by ASCAP. See the “Documents” 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 “Lean Wit It Rock Wit It” or any song in this catalog, is played on the radio, streamed on Pandora, or any other type of public performance, you earn royalties. ASCAP makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is July 2017.

What rights are included?

  Musical Composition Sound Recording
Copyright included: No
Royalty 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.
Distributed by: 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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