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.
Sep 13, 2016, 3:13 PM MDT
Life of author + 70 years
Past 4 Quarters' Royalties:
$75 ASCAP Assignment Fee
Up for auction is a catalog of songs by some of the biggest West Coast rap and hip-hop artists, including Eazy-E, Snoop Dogg, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
The seller is a hip-hop producer best known for working with Eazy-E, who was a solo rap artist and a member of the hip-hop group N.W.A. in the late 80s and early 90s. Eazy-E's life story was recently chronicled in the 2015 biopic Straight Outta Compton, bringing his music and career back into the spotlight.
In the last 12 months, this catalog has earned $3,597.09 in royalties. If you win this auction, every time Eazy-E's “Real Muthaphukkin G's”, or any other song in this catalog is played, you will make money. ASCAP will distribute the royalties on a quarterly basis. The winner of the auction will receive the first royalty check in September 2016.
What is being sold?
100% of the seller's songwriting and publishing interest in the public performance royalties attributable to the seller's catalog of musical works, currently administered by ASCAP.
How does this asset make money?
Every time “Real Muthaphukkin G's”, or any other song in this catalog, is played on iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, or any other type of public performance, you earn royalties. ASCAP makes payments quarterly and the next ASCAP payment is scheduled for September 2016.
What is interesting about this asset?
This hip-hop producer is best-known for producing tracks on Eazy-E's EP It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa. He has also produced extensively for rapper Paperboy and other well-known artists such as Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, MC Ren, and Snoop Dogg.
Some of the best-known tracks he has produced include "Ditty" by Paperboy, "Real Muthaphuckkin G's" by Eazy-E, and "Down Foe My Thang" by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, all of which are included in this catalog.
“Real MuthaphuckkinG's” by Eazy-E is a highlight of this catalog and makes up 49% of the catalog's income since 2010. In 1993 this song reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart and peaked at number 42 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Grammy-nominated “Ditty” by Paperboy makes up the second largest portion of the catalog. "Ditty" peaked at number 10 in 1993 and was awarded a platinum certification from the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), meaning that 1,000,000 units were sold.
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.
What rights are included?
About the royalty distributors
ASCAP is the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), a membership association of more than 575,000 composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, ASCAP also represents hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide.
Public performance royalties are payments made by radio stations, hotels, restaurants, night clubs, etc. to the composition copyright holder(s) for each public performance of the copyrighted work. In the U.S., public performance royalties are typically paid to performing rights organizations (e.g., ASCAP, BMI) who then distribute the royalties to the copyright holder(s).
Mechanical royalties are royalties deriving from per-unit payments made by recording companies or digital download providers to the composition copyright holder(s) for every purchase of a sound recording that reproduces the copyrighted composition.
Non-interactive digital performance royalties are payments made by non-interactive music services (i.e. those that mimic the experience of a radio broadcast) of a statutorily-set amount (on either a per-play or annual basis—depending on the type of service) to SoundExchange for the benefit of the sound recording copyright holder and the performing artists for the right to perform the copyrighted sound recording via non-interactive, digital means.
non-interactive digital performance royalties
The royalties owed to the creator(s) of a musical composition which are paid in return for the right to reproduce, distribute, or perform the copyrighted work.
A musical composition is one of the two copyrightable parts of a recorded song. It consists of the song's music, including any accompanying words, (i.e. the portion of a song that is capable of being fully expressed as sheet music) and is separate from any particular recording of the song or its performance by any particular artist.
A sound recording is one of the two copyrightable portions of a recorded song. It results from the fixation of a series of musical, spoken, or other sounds in a tangible (at least momentarily permanent) medium.
The portion of royalties owed to the owner of a sound recording. The owner may the performing artist, the producer, or another party (such as a record label) who contractually acquired the ownership of the copyrighted work (e.g., through a recording agreement), owns it by virtue of an employer-employee relationship with the creator(s) of the work, or specially commissioned the work.
rights owner's share
The portion of royalties owed to the performers of a sound recording in return for the right to perform the copyrighted work via non-interactive, digital services (e.g., Pandora, Spotify).
The portion of royalties owed to the music publisher which are paid in return for the right to reproduce, distribute, or perform a copyrighted musical composition, arising from a contractual obligation (i.e. a publishing agreement) or employer-employee relationship with the creator of composition (i.e. the songwriter(s)).
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