Hot R&B Artist Tank

Invest in these sound recording royalties generated by five albums from Grammy-nominated R&B artist, Tank.


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Top Bid: mark h

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: $110,000
Bidding Increment: $3,500
Closing Price: $120,500
End Date: Sep 10, 2018, 1:00 PM MDT
Last 12 Months' Royalties:


Investment Term: 10 years*
Distributors: Warner Music Group
Rights Included:

Sales & Streaming

Interests Included:

Directed Payee (See Note Below)

Track List:

Track List

First Distribution:

September 30, 2018

Distribution Frequency:


Relist-Eligible? Yes
Buyer Fees:


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What rights are included?


This offering features sound recording royalties from the last five albums released by R&B crooner Tank.

As the winning bidder, you will collect earnings generated from sales (physical and downloads) and streaming of the albums themselves, as well as every song on each record. In the last distribution (2H-2017), this catalog earned over half of its income from streaming, with Spotify and Apple Music as the leading platforms.

Albums included in this collection span seven years, beginning with 2010’s Now or Never. This is Tank’s first album with Atlantic, which peaked at No. 35 on the Billboard 200. In 2012, Tank followed with This is How I Feel, which topped the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart at No. 1. Tank collaborated with other big-name artists Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, T.I. and Kris Stephens on the album.

Also featured in this catalog are Tank’s 2014 album Stronger, as well as Sex Love & Pain II. Released in 2016, Sex Love & Pain II is Tank's fifth solo album to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Finally, as the winning bidder, you’ll collect royalties for Tank’s most recent record, Savage. The album was released in September 2017 and featured the Platinum-selling single “When We,” which also topped the Adult R&B chart at No. 1. In the last 12 months, "When We" is the highest-earning release in this collection. 

Key Drivers

Record Labels & Streaming. As we’ve come to know, streaming is booming worldwide, and record labels are seeing significant benefits as a result. According to an analysis of publicly-stated financial results by Music Business Worldwide, labels Universal, Sony and Warner jointly turned over just above $6 billion — approximately $1 billion a month — between them in the first half of 2018 on a global basis. Streaming contributed over half this total, with over $3 billion in the same period.

You can see this trend reflected in the catalog up for bid. In its last distribution (2H-2017) more than half of royalties came from streaming services alone. This is good news for you as the investor, as it follows the industry macro trend of rising label streaming royalties.

Hip-Hop and R&B. Hip-hop/R&B overtook rock in 2017 as the most popular genre of music in the U.S. Now, in the first half of 2018, it accounts for 31% of all music consumption. According to the Nielsen report, total consumption of Urban songs (Hip-Hop/Rap and R&B) grew by 18% in both sales and streams.


The seller’s interest in this asset is derived from a manager’s override pursuant to an artist recording agreement, which directs a percentage of the royalties earned by the artist’s sound recordings to the seller for the life of the sound recording copyrights.

The seller does not receive detailed royalty data from the distributor. The buyer may not receive detailed royalty data from the distributor.

About the Royalty Distributor

Warner Bros. Records Inc. is one of the top major record labels in the world. They are the foundation label of the present-day Warner Music Group (WMG). Warner Bros. Records is home to a wide array of legendary artists with a rich catalog of contemporary hits and influential standards. With a commitment to artist-friendly policies and long-range career development, they continue to maintain a strong share of the label market around the world.

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