Hip-Hop: Rick Ross, Drake, Lil Wayne

Catalog features two double Platinum hits: “Aston Martin Music” from Rick Ross featuring Drake, and “John” by mega star Lil Wayne... and also includes a new single from R&B singer Lloyd.


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Top Bid: Troy E

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: $13,000
Bidding Increment: $500
Closing Price: $41,500
End Date: Dec 27, 2017, 3:22 PM MST
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
25% of Last 12 Months' Royalties: $5,182
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: January 2018
Buyer Fees: $500 BMI Payee Account Fee*


This collection of music contains two double Platinum-certified hits from hip-hop veterans Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, and Drake as well as tracks from Machine Gun Kelly, R&B vocalist Lloyd and more. In the last 12 months, this asset has produced $5,182 in earnings.

The highlight of this asset is the title “Aston Martin Music,” a single from hip-hop artist Rick Ross's fourth studio album Teflon Don. The song features vocals from Drake and singer Chrisette Michele. Released in 2010, the track accounts for 53% of earnings and is certified double Platinum in the United States. “Aston Martin Music” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs, No. 2 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and No. 30 on Hot 100. The song has garnered nearly 48 million spins on Spotify and the video has over 100 millions views on YouTube.

A variety of other artists contribute additional notable works. The first is the 2016 track “Tru” preformed by R&B artist Lloyd. This song brings in 7% of historic earnings which, due to its recent release, is seeing 64% of its earnings coming from the radio. The song is Lloyd's most popular song on Spotify with over 31 million listens.

“If I Die Today” (alternatively titled “John”) boasts a collaboration between Lil Wayne and Rick Ross. The track is double Platinum-certified and historically accounts for 6% of royalties. "Body 2 Body" is from hip-hop artist Ace Hood featuring Chris Brown and charted at No. 6 on Billboard's Hot Rap Songs. Finally, there is “Til I Die” from Machine Gun Kelly, which hit No. 39 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

Key Drivers

Radio is the largest source of revenue for this catalog, accounting for 59% of historic earnings. Many of the songs were released years ago, but the catalog is also collecting radio royalties from a new release, “Tru” from Lloyd. As an income source, radio grew over 100% compared to the previous four quarters. Since “Tru” is a fairly new release, those royalties should continue to come in.

Although the radio royalties are being generated for the catalog as a whole, they can eventually to level off. But tracks that experience significant radio play can build a foundation for streaming and other types of income. So as the radio royalties begin to slow down, other income sources could increase.

Streaming accounts for 26% of the catalog's royalties to-date, and certain streaming sources have grown over the previous four quarters. For example, Sirius XM, Apple Music, and Spotify (both paid and free versions) are all seeing positive growth.

Recently, hip-hop overtook rock as the most popular genre of music in the U.S. Hip-hop accounts for 25.1% of all music consumption with rock right behind it at 23%. Digital streaming is the driver for the increase, outlined by Nielsen's report.

What is being sold?

25% of the seller's interest in the songwriter's share of domestic (United States) public performance royalties attributable to the seller's catalog of musical works. See the “Financials” tab for a full track list.

How does this asset make money?

Every time “Aston Martin Music” or any song in this catalog, is played on the radio, Pandora, Sirius XM, or any other type of public performance, you earn royalties. BMI makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is January 2018.

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: BMI

About the Royalty Distributor

BMI represents more than 10.5 million musical works created and owned by more than 700,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. BMI supports businesses and organizations that play music publicly by offering blanket music licenses that permit them to play more than 10.5 million musical works.

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