Indie Pop Used in "New Girl" & More

Invest in this catalog from a multifaceted musician whose tracks have been featured in popular sitcoms on network TV.


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Top Bid: Mark G

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: $15,000
Bidding Increment: $500
Closing Price: $25,500
End Date: Sep 27, 2017, 3:03 PM MDT
Investment Term: Life of author + 70 years
Last 12 Months' Royalties: $5,838
Royalty Type: Public Performance
First Payment: December 2017
Fees: None


Bid on this catalog of Indie Pop music placed in well-known series such as Fox's New Girl and NBC's Community, among others. Over the last four quarters, this collection of songs has earned $5,838 in royalties.

The majority of the catalog's earnings come from TV. The music was created and released by the artist for commercial listening and not as production music specifically made for TV/film. The music piqued the interest of music supervisors and was then licensed for use within various TV series. 

As the winner of this auction, you'll collect royalties every time an episode airs with the music from the catalog. The highest earning source for the catalog is Fox's New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel. With six seasons to-date and recently renewed for a final season, New Girl is a fan favorite. The series was nominated for five Golden Globes and five Emmy Awards and is currently in syndication on both TBS and MTV.

There are six songs in the catalog featured in New Girl, with earnings ranging from 2012 to 2017. The title “Rock and Roll Maker” is from the first episode of the series and accounts for 33% of the catalog's historic earnings. You can hear the song on the “Media” tab.

Other songs in the collection are featured in Fox's Community and Ben and Kate, NBC's Marry Me and the CW's Gossip Girl.

Key Drivers

1.) TV--both cable and network--is responsible for 87% of earnings in this catalog. You will get paid every time a show that contains one of this catalog's songs airs, both scheduled and on-demand. Both New Girl and Community were/are very successful and have thus gone into syndication. This means the music used in the episodes can generate royalties for longer periods of time. As noted before, Fox sold the basic cable syndication rights to TBS and MTV for New Girl and to Comedy Central for Community.

2.) The seller has a licensing deals with both Aperture Music, considered one of the top music supervision teams in film and TV. Aperture has licensed music from this catalog to their production library. Whenever production groups need music, they'll go to production music library, like Aperture. If music from this catalog is used in future series/shows, you will earn royalties.

What is being sold?

100% of seller's interest in the songwriter's share of public performance royalties attributable to the musical works in the seller's catalog of songs administered by SESAC. See the “Financials” tab for a full track list.

How does this asset make money?

Every time a network airs a TV show that uses any of the songs in this catalog, a public performance royalty is generated. This means every time New Girl or any other show, uses a music from this catalog and airs on TV, you will earn money. You'll also earn royalties every time songs from this catalog are streamed online or played in any other type of public performance. SESAC makes payments quarterly and the first distribution you will receive is December 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: SESAC

About the Royalty Distributor

Since being established in 1930, SESAC Performing Rights has become the nation’s most innovative PRO. In a strategic move to become the United States’ only Music Rights Organization, SESAC has now acquired Rumblefish, a leader in micro-licensing, and the Harry Fox Agency (HFA), the leading U.S. mechanical rights organization. SESAC currently licenses the public performances of more than 400,000 songs on behalf of its 30,000 affiliated songwriters, composers and music publishers.

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