Hip-Hop Release: Lil Donald's “Do Better”

Collect royalties from the 2018 release “Do Better” by up-and-coming hip-hop artist Lil Donald.


closing price

Auction Closed

Top Bid: Bart 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: $19,500
Bidding Increment: $1,000
Closing Price: $31,500
End Date: May 31, 2019, 2:01 PM MDT
Dollar Age:

1.40 Years

Last 3 Quarters Earnings:


Investment Term:

10 years**

Distributors: BMI
Rights Included:

Public Performance

Interests Included:

Songwriter (World)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution: June 21, 2019
Distribution Frequency: Quarterly
Buyer Fees:


* This catalog has only collected for 3 quarters.

** Please see the FAQ tab for more information on the 10-year investment term.

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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


This single song auction features a February 2018 release “Do Better” from hip-hop artist Lil Donald. Atlanta based hip-hop artist Lil Donald first came onto the scene in 2012, launching his career through the world of battle-rap. As the winning bidder, you will collect all future royalties earned by the track’s performances, including radio play!

Streaming success drives this song’s earnings. In fact, “Do Better” is currently ranked as Lil Donalds most popular track to date, claiming over 57 million plays on YouTube and 17.4 million spins on Spotify. As Lil Donald continues to release new tracks, first-time listeners and re-engaged fans are pointed back to the artist’s most popular work on his Spotify page, “Do Better”.

Having earned for less than a year, this collection has yet to see an international payment due in part to international royalty distributions lagging behind domestic payments. The winning bidder will collect all future international royalties as they pay out.

Key Drivers

Hip-Hop/Streaming. This catalog is a perfect example of two trends: hip-hop and streaming's growth worldwide. According to BuzzAngle's 2018 Year End Report, hip-hop is the most popular genre of music in the U.S. The driver for the increase is streaming. Hip-hop/rap tracks accounted for more than a quarter of all on-demand plays on music streaming services in the US in 2018. With less than a year of earnings, streaming already accounts for 68% of this catalog’s royalties.

Radio Play. Since this collection has only earned royalties for three quarters, it's no surprise that radio is one of the largest sources of revenue. Radio earnings account for nearly a third of this asset’s earnings. As the winning bidder, you will collect the radio royalties as they continue to be reported.

It’s important to take into consideration that these radio royalties will likely begin to fall with age. However, songs that experience significant radio play can often build a foundation of streaming and other types of income as the radio royalties slow down. What’s interesting is this collection already boasts a dominating streaming presence at 68% of the catalog's royalties thus far.

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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