Hip-Hop: Dem Franchize Boyz

Collect growing royalties from Dem Franchize Boyz's hits, such as “Lean Wit It Rock Wit It”... also includes earnings from a Twenty One Pilots song!


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Top Bid: Steve 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: $6,500
Bidding Increment: $250
Closing Price: $23,000
End Date: Aug 08, 2017, 2:07 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $2,736
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: August 2017
Buyer's Fees: $75 ASCAP Assignment Fee*

*A one-time ASCAP reassignment fee of $75 will be added to the final sale price on the invoice.


Earnings from this hip-hop collection grew 91% over the last four quarters, anchored by Dem Franchize Boyz's song “Lean Wit It Rock Wit It.” In the last 12 months, this asset generated $2,736.

Accounting for 65% of the catalog's historic income, “Lean Wit It Rock Wit It” was released on Dem Franchize Boyz's album On Top of Our Game. The song snagged the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks and No. 7 on the more mainstream Billboard  Hot 100.

“Lean Wit It Rock Wit It” quickly became certified-Platinum and today, is still garnering notable earnings after its 2006 release. For example, the track's royalties grew 127% over the last four quarters, credited to streaming sources like Pandora and Spotify. In fact, the catalog as a whole is experiencing a similar effect, with streaming's royalites increasing 143% over the previous 12 months.

An added bonus to this hip-hop catalog, ironically, comes from the alternative electropop group Twenty One Pilots. The song “Holding On To You,” performed by Twenty One Pilots, contains lyrical elements from the well-known chorus of “Lean Wit It Rock Wit It.” So you will not only earn money when the original “Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It” is played, but also when Twenty One Pilots' “Holding On To You” is played. “Holding On To You”'s earnings are growing as well... 78% in the last 12 months.

Other popular Dem Franchize Boyz's tracks within the catalog are “White Tee,” "Everytime Tha Beat Drop,” and “Ridin Rims.”

Key Drivers

Hip-hop is the biggest genre of music in the U.S., claiming 25.1% of all music consumption, with rock coming in behind at 23%. According to Nielsen's mid-year report, the reason for this is due to new listening methods like digital streaming.

What's exciting is that this catalog is a perfect example of these two trends: hip-hop and streaming's worldwide growth. 38% of the catalog's income comes from streaming and it's seeing a 143% increase over the last 12 months as well. Combining hip-hop's popularity and streaming's global rise could mean more growth for the catalog.

To learn more about RIAA's report regarding streaming's increasing revenues, click here.

What is being sold?

100% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of public performance royalties attributable to the seller's catalog of musical works in the seller's catalog of songs administered by ASCAP. See the “Financials” 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 Pandora, TV, the radio or any other type of public performance, you earn royalties. ASCAP makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is August 2017.

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

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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